Posted on: September 08, 2017
St. Louis Public Radio has a unique fellowship opportunity for a budding journalist who wants to hone his or her skills while working in a dynamic, driven and sometimes chaotic newsroom.
This one-year fellowship is designed to discover, encourage and train a new generation of public media talent.
The person selected will have the opportunity to pursue on-air and online projects that cover topics associated with diversity. We define diversity very broadly. It includes issues of race, questions of access, immigration, class differences and culture -- all within the context of our existing reporting beats.
Applicants need not have journalism or radio experience, but must show an aptitude for writing and telling stories. The successful candidate will display the promise to excel at reporting across a variety of media. Applicants should be able demonstrate initiative and creativity; have eagerness to learn the tools of the trade; and be comfortable paving their own way in a variety of situations.
Training and Expectations:
The fellow will work alongside our reporters, editors and producers. Training will include:
Being part of the St. Louis Public Radio newsroom comes with certain expectations. As part of your work you will:
The fellowship will be based at St. Louis Public Radio. It lasts 12 months with full 40-hour work weeks required. The fellow will receive a stipend and benefits.
You should have a bachelor's degree and not be enrolled in an academic program during the fellowship. You should be familiar with St. Louis Public Radio or public radio in general so that you have a sense of what our newsroom does and the kinds of issues we cover.
If submitting audio samples, please email links or .mp3 files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include with your submission a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your ideas for how this job can best serve St. Louis area residents.
You must apply online through the University of Missouri - St. Louis jobs board. Job ID: 24235. For additional information, call: 314-516-7353.