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UC Berkeley
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Berkeley, California (United States)


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Post-graduate Fellow - Investigative Reporting

Job ID: 56143
Job Views: 560
Location: Berkeley, California, United States
Postal Code: 94709
Job Category: Newspapers,Television,Online | New Media,Academia,Fellowships | Scholarship | Prizes,Publishing,Film,Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 01.10.2019

Job Description

To help develop a new generation of investigative reporters in an era of cutbacks at major news organizations, the Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism established the Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism is hiring 2 to 3 full-time fellows in investigative reporting.

These positions are designed to enable select journalists with a proven ability to tell complex stories in the public interest to pursue a story for up to one year by providing them with a salary, benefits, up to $10,000 for approved expenses, office space and editorial guidance. Read about past fellows at Fellows must demonstrate a record of substantial experience in investigative reporting, be it in writing, producing, or editing, and will be expected to develop their proposed project to the point of funding, broadcast, or publishing. Their responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): conducting research, managing data, writing, video or audio production, editing, fact- checking, and working collaboratively with others. Fellows will meet regularly with the IRP’s director and may participate in program workshops.

The fellowships are open to all working investigative journalists, with preference given to those with a master's degree or equivalent international degree in journalism from UC Berkeley or a similar program. This is a one-year full-time academic appointment expected to begin on September 1, 2019. Fellows are expected to refrain from outside journalistic projects and to use the Berkeley offices as their base of operations during the fellowship. Occasionally, the IRP awards special project support in lieu of a fellowship in-residence.

Successful candidate will be appointed in the Associate Specialist or Specialist title. Rank and step will be determined at time of appointment based on years of prior experience and record of accomplishment.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications (at time of application)
The minimum basic qualification required is a master’s degree or equivalent international degree plus three to five years of professional experience in journalism OR a bachelor’s degree or equivalent international degree plus five to ten years of professional experience in journalism.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated success in reporting on complex subjects in the public interest. Proven production abilities, including editorial skills, technical ability, and organizational skills. Successful application of research techniques, such as interviewing, public record searches, etc.

Five years’ experience as a professional investigative journalist or documentary filmmaker at the time of application is preferred. Students who have just completed a master’s degree or equivalent international degree in journalism from UC Berkeley or a similar program by time of appointment, however, are eligible for consideration if they meet the basic qualifications.

Candidates will be selected based on qualifications, the potential impact of their proposed project, and likelihood of success in completing the project. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity are also valued in the selection process.

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