Political News Fellow (Spring)

The Intercept (Remote)

Posted 1 month ago

The Intercept’s Washington bureau is seeking a spring fellow. This program is aimed at an early-career journalist interested in covering politics and investigative journalism. Possible assignments include:

  • Researching information on nominees to government posts  
  • Attending hearings and events
  • Compiling an events calendar  
  • Filing FOIA requests
  • Fact-checking
  • Reporting and writing with The Intercept
  • Other appropriately related projects/duties as assigned

While this is not a full-time writing position, fellows are encouraged to pitch story ideas and contribute reporting quickly and frequently. 

Background & Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have previous journalism experience
  • Strong news judgment and a commitment to the highest standards of journalism
  • Detail-oriented, with impeccable grammar and a working knowledge of AP Style
  • Extremely organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Commitment to The Intercept’s journalistic mission
  • Strong interest in politics
  • Ability to write clearly and accurately
  • Experience in research using databases, such as Nexis
  • Ability to pitch stories and research ideas on a regular basis
  • Ability to self-start and take direction well
  • Competence in video and photo editing is a plus
  • Experience with social media research methods

To apply, submit a résumé, no more than three work samples, and a cover letter.

The fellowship is full-time, $20/hour for 12 weeks beginning in early March. The application deadline is February 5.

This is a paid, temporary position and not eligible for benefits.

About The Intercept
The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it.

About First Look Media
First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy. 

First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Field of Vision, and the recently launched Topic SVOD service, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer​–people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Informing a large, diverse audience is a core principle of our work, so we’re committed to building a team that reflects that diversity.  

Apply here.

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