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NEWSROOM INVESTIGATIVE FELLOW, WBUR Program & Production
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 4787
The WBUR Newsroom Investigative Fellowship is a yearlong program for journalists eager to pursue a career in public media. Applicants should be recent graduates or early-career journalists who are ambitious, hold a passion for public radio, are looking to build investigative reporting and production skills, and have a demonstrated experience with and commitment to watchdog journalism and accountability reporting. The fellowship provides hands-on training in every aspect of public media journalism. Fellows will develop their skills under the guidance of WBUR's investigations editor as well as editors, reporters and producers. Fellows will be active members of the WBUR newsroom, involved in the production of in-depth news at every level from weekly investigations team meetings, one-on-one meetings and field reporting, to story mixing and publishing. With this fellowship, WBUR seeks to cultivate the talent and develop the skills of emerging journalists so that they may grow in their careers and become the next generation of reporters and newsroom leaders.
Newscast: The Fellow will learn how to gather and write headline-style stories for broadcast, navigate WBURs newsroom content management systems, and record and edit audio.
Live broadcast: The Fellow will write scripts and record features with the production team for national and local shows.
Digital: The Fellow will learn how to prepare stories for WBURs website, write headlines, and deploy social media strategy.
Reporting: The Fellow will use the skills developed in the newsroom, pitching story ideas, being assigned to stories, working with an editor to learn piece scripting, editing, and story production.
High school or GED required, 1-3 years of experience. Open to candidates who have recently received or are about to receive an undergraduate or graduate degree, or who have recently embarked on a career in journalism.
This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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