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Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Fellowship (Arlington, Virginia)

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:54 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Full time
Opportunity: 
Internship
Details: 

Duration: 10 weeks
Pay: $13 per hour, plus overtime eligibility
Application deadline: April 1, 2019

This 10-week PBS NewsHour summer fellowship was created in honor of award-winning anchor, reporter and author Gwen Ifill, the former PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor and Washington Week moderator and managing editor. The Fellow participates in the development and production of the PBS NewsHour. Primary responsibilities include research for national, international, and political news stories, gathering editorial information and video elements, covering live events, generating story ideas, producing web content, and other projects/duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Excellent writing and research skills
• Demonstrated interest in journalism and/or television production
• Knowledge of various research sources with particular emphasis on using the web as a research tool
• Professional phone manner and solid administrative skills
• Strong work ethic and effective time management
• Knowledge of PBS NewsHour's journalistic style

Note that this position is funded by the Washington Press Club Foundation with the following eligibility criteria for applicants:

• U.S. Citizen
• Current Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled and in good standing at a college/university as of Jan. 1, 2019
• Proof of academic achievement in college/university
• Recipient of need-based financial assistance for college/university education
• Two letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with your academic and/or journalism work
• Autobiographical essay to be no longer than 400 words

This is a PAID summer fellowship

More information and to apply