YJI Newsletter 6/16

Dear YJI,

I hope you are well and still staying safe. With some of you starting internships and others still looking for jobs and opportunities, I hope this newsletter might be of some help right now.

The Information is offering a Summer News School for college students interested in journalism. It’s a free program offered in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July (at 5pm EST) on Zoom, and it has lots of cool guests lined up. The program is eight hour-long evening “classes” over the month of July, free of charge and open to anyone interested in building a career in news. You will hear from:

  • The editor of Politico Carrie Budoff Brown on covering the White House and the 2020 Election
  • New York Times media columnist and former Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith on “reporting in public” in the digital age
  • Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta and creative director Mike Schnaidt on digital design, creativity and the future of magazines
  • Nicholas Carlson, global editor-in-chief of Insider, on getting a journalism job and finding your beat
  • Peter Kafka, the host of Recode Media, and Lydia Polgreen, head of content from Gimlet, on the media business, and how to master podcasting
  • Kevin Delaney, Quartz founder and New York Times Senior Editor, on how to innovate at the intersection of news and product 
  • The Information founder Jessica Lessin and Evan Smith, founder of the Texas Tribune on news entrepreneurship
  • And many more…

To sign up, please fill out this brief form and you will be sent the links and other information.

If you would like more information about the status of Yale fellowships and travel, click here.

The jobs database (see below) has been updated with lots of postings for students and recent grads. If you are considering applying to any opportunity, we are always available as peers to help with resumes, CVs, clips, and pitches for internships, jobs, or other free-lance opportunities. There are some great opportunities I’d like to highlight here. The Emma Bowen Foundation is an amazing resource for journalists of color, with their summer fellowship providing funding and placement at news and media organizations. Additionally, Bon Appetit is looking for two editorial assistants.

I hope you are all staying healthy. Please reach out if YJI can support you in any way. I will be sending another newsletter in a few weeks.

All the best,

Shayna (and the rest of YJI)

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES:

 

  • Staff Reporter, MLive/Muskegon Chronicle

 

    • Healthcare Reporter, Politico
    • Employment and Immigration Reporter, Politico Pro
    • Campus Culture Correspondent, The New York Times
    • Agriculture Business Reporter, The New York Times
    • Editorial Assistant, Bon Appetit
    • Production/Editorial Assistant (All Things Considered), NPR
    • Assistant Producer or Editor (All Things Considered), NPR
    • Breaking News Investigation Team, NPR
    • D.C. Editorial Intern, Slate
    • Staff Writer (Culture), Slate
    • Staff Writer (Technology), Slate
    • Associate Producer (Platforms), Slate
    • Fellow, Emma Bowen Foundation
    • Music Writer, Vulture (Vox Media)
    • Health Writer, theSkimm

 

 

 

LINKS & RESOURCES

 

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Staff Reporter, MLive/Muskegon Chronicle

Are you looking for a company that embraces innovative ideas and talented people? MLive.com is looking for someone that has a passion for reporting the news. A reporter is needed to cover the Muskegon area of west Michigan. 2+ years of journalism experience is preferred. MLive is Michigan’s #1 news and information provider, and a highly innovative, digital news organization where experimentation and flexibility are a must. We are paving the way for the future of digital news, yet we are grounded in the ethics of solid journalism.

Healthcare Reporter, Politico

POLITICO’s mission from the very beginning was to win the audience. We dedicate ourselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. We experiment to avoid being disrupted and we have fun disrupting others. And we are not afraid to risk failure if it means being the best at what we do. POLITICO’s health team is seeking an experienced health policy reporter, particularly with knowledge of Medicaid, the ACA and state health policy. The candidate will understand the intersection of health policy and politics, and be able to quickly produce breaking news and scoops as well as enterprise pieces. We are looking for a reporter who will provide insights into the policies, politics and decisions makers in Washington and the states. You’ll be part of a high-quality, highly-collaborative team covering health policy and politics in Washington and the states.

Employment and Immigration Reporter, Politico Pro

POLITICO’s mission from the very beginning was to win the audience. We dedicate ourselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. We experiment to avoid being disrupted and we have fun disrupting others. And we are not afraid to risk failure if it means being the best at what we do. POLITICO Pro is looking for a reporter to cover immigration and employment policy. The ideal candidate will have experience covering these topics, developing sources in Washington and working on deadline. This position will entail writing both daily and enterprise stories.

Campus Culture Correspondent, The New York Times

Activism. Speech. Discourse. Debates. At a moment of seismic political shifts and generational divides, college campuses are at the center of intense, provocative debates about American intellectual life and our broader culture, society and politics. We’re looking for a reporter who thinks deeply about the role of free speech in American society and how it plays out on the ground, as this young and diverse generation becomes increasingly engaged in shaping American life. This job will be based in the Midwest and will report from college campuses in that region and beyond.

Agriculture Business Reporter, The New York Times

The American agricultural industry contributes $1 trillion to our GDP, but remains relatively under-reported and under-covered as a business. We are looking for an enterprising, aggressive reporter to take on this beat and examine the companies, people, policies, issues and trends that shape farming today and the industries and communities with which it’s interconnected.

Editorial Assistant, Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit is looking for two editorial assistants—one at Basically and another at bonappetit.com—who excel at multitasking and working with senior-level editors. These are great positions for individuals with strong editorial sensibilities, a solid understanding of digital workflow (CMS and newsletter building a plus), and a deep familiarity with the BA brand. If you (or someone you know) might be interested, please email sasha_levine@condenast.com and sarah_jampel@condenast.com with your resume and cover letter. Include “EA Position” in the subject field.

Production/Editorial Assistant (All Things Considered), NPR

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. Join the team that helps cut through the flood of daily news with the smartest take on the most important stories of the day, and help shape news-driven podcast content. As a Production /Editorial Assistant, you will help book guests, draft host copy, edit audio for air/publication. You love news, you love audio. You have a curious mind that’s always searching for context and meaning. Your work will reach audiences across platforms, to help them understand which stories of the day mattered most, and WHY. RESPONSIBILITIES Helps to write and produce content for daily air/publication. Active participant in pitch meetings, consistently engaged with news of the day Assists other team members with interview prep and logistics Assists in maintaining a strategic and productive engagement with audiences across social/digital platforms Other duties as assigned Ensures that all materials aired meet NPR program standards and practices, including standards of fairness, objectivity, and balance.

Assistant Producer or Editor (All Things Considered), NPR

Join the team that helps cut through the flood of daily news with the smartest take on the most important stories of the day, and help create the sound and shape of daily news-driven podcast content. As an Assistant Producer/Editor, you will help book guests, draft host copy, edit audio for air/publication. You love news, you love audio. You have a curious mind that’s always searching for context and meaning. Your work will reach audiences across platforms, to help them understand which stories of the day mattered most, and WHY. RESPONSIBILITIES Edits audio Drafts host and reporter audio for broadcast/publication Generates story and interview ideas, consistently engaged with news of the day Pre-interview and book guests Assists in strategically planning and executing audience engagement across social and digital platforms Other duties as assigned Ensures that all materials aired meet NPR program standards and practices, including standards of fairness, objectivity, and balance.

Breaking News Investigation Team, NPR

As a public service news organization, NPR is committed to producing ground-breaking original journalism that serves the public interest. As part of that commitment, NPR is creating a new Investigative Team specifically responsible for uncovering significant and ground-breaking stories connected to the major news events of the day. The Breaking News I-Team will use public records, data and other reporting tools in pursuit of these stories. Successful candidates will be expected to produce consequential enterprise journalism on the tightest of deadlines, working in close collaboration with NPR’s beat reporters and Member stations. The Breaking News I-Team’s work will appear across all NPR’s broadcast and digital platforms. NPR is looking for three dynamic, ambitious investigative reporters/correspondents to launch this team. Our ideal candidates will have a background in investigative reporting, as well as preferably beat experience in one of the following areas; Washington agencies, Social Justice, Technology, Transportation Infrastructure, Consumer Affairs or Business with a focus on covering Arts and Entertainment.

D.C. Editorial Intern, Slate

Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship should be available to work in Slate’s Washington office between 20 and 40 hours per week. (We can schedule hours around classes.) They will tackle a mix of duties, including research, assisting with the Dear Prudence live chat, and writing for the Slatest and Future Tense verticals. They must be organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be familiar with Slate’s style of analysis and opinion. They must also be able to work efficiently and without much supervision. This internship is paid D.C. minimum wage, currently $14 an hour.

Health Writer, theSkimm

 

theSkimm is looking to hire a health writer for its editorial team. This team is a collaborative group of journalists from traditional media backgrounds. They understand how to write high quality content, while crafting it in theSkimm’s distinct voice. This position provides the opportunity to be part of building a brand new vertical at the company, and would report into the Editor of Content Development. This role is not for someone interested in a personal byline. Responsibilities will include: creating health content for various platforms from research and fact-checking to final publication; working with the news, video, audio, and social teams to create a cohesive health and wellness voice across all content at theSkimm; translating health studies and terms and break down complex topics using theSkimm’s unique voice and editorial approach; and working with editorial leaders to develop theSkimm’s unique perspective on health and wellness content for female millennials.

 

By Shayna Elliot
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