If you have interest in applying for any of the post-graduate fellowships that are offered by the Journalism School, here is the information on the positions with links to the applications. DEADLINE FOR ALL BUT THE BROWN INSTITUTE JOBS IS 5 P.M., FRIDAY MARCH 1. ALL APPLICATION SITES WILL CLOSE AT THAT TIME.
Several additional key points:
- You can apply for more than one position but we advise that you not apply to all simply as a way to boost your chances. Read the descriptions carefully for the skills you would need in each job.
- Finalists will be selected and only they will be interviewed in early March.
- Offers are expected to be made prior to Spring Break (by March 15) with students expected to decide within two weeks.
- If you are offered a position and accept, you will be expected to honor that commitment.
- International students are eligible to apply for any of these positions as long as they are eligible to obtain OPT following graduation.
- Post-grads in all of these positions will be employees of the university and will be entitled to vacation/holiday, eligibility to participate in health coverage and other standard Columbia University benefits during their employment year.
- Job descriptions are below. You must apply online at these links and submit materials by uploading them as instructed. Only students who are graduating or have recently graduated are eligible to apply.
Feel free to contact the faculty/editors listed with any additional queries.
The New York World Scholars (6)
The New York World is hiring up to six New York World scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year. Both MS and MA grads can apply.
Scholars serve as full-time reporters covering city and state government in New York through accessible explanatory reporting and innovative digital media projects. Each scholar works with the New York World’s editors to develop an area of coverage and produce stories documenting the impact of government spending, services and powers on New Yorkers and their communities. Previous scholars have focused their reporting on the justice system, the urban environment, legislative redistricting, the city budget, public space, access to government data, and the conduct and ethics of public officials. Scholars also collaborate with students in the New York World workshop on joint reporting projects.
The New York World is both a public service and laboratory for innovation in digital media, in collaboration with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Brown Center for Media Innovation. The New York World works with partner news organizations to distribute stories to diverse audiences; the organizations include WNYC, Times Union, New York Observer, City & State, Amsterdam News, Thirteen/Metrofocus, Queens Chronicle and the Forward. These postdoctoral research scholars must be from the graduating class or recent alumni of the Journalism School, and at least one will be hired from the Stabile Investigative Program. They will be based at the school and paid a salary (of about $40,000 annually, pro-rated based on the length of their appointment); they will also receive a generous University benefits package. We expect most fellows will begin July 1, 2012 and will serve until June 30, 2014, with the possibility of renewals beyond that date.
We’ll be looking for people with these skills and interests:
- A keen understanding of and/or interest in the way city/state government and finances operate
- Digital skills, including data presentation, multimedia, interactive graphics and an understanding of digital design and functionality
- Fundamental values and skills in media law, sourcing, ethics, investigative and narrative techniques, aggregation and curation
- An eagerness to experiment in new forms of storytelling, presentation of information and audience engagement
- An ability to reach out to local communities and media, engaging them in efforts to shape coverage areas and publish relevant journalism.
To apply: Please upload a document that answers all of the questions below, and includes three links to relevant work you have done either in or outside the J-School.
1. What experiences have you had engaging with government and politics – as a reporter or in other capacities – and how can these be an asset for The New York World?
2. Please detail how you intend to develop your coverage of government to build an engaged and diverse audience.
3. How would you work with other New York World journalists to deploy data and digital media?
4. Detail three stories you intend to pursue as a reporter for The New York World.
– Alyssa Katz, Editor, The New York World firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Media Associates (4)
We are looking for four DMAs who have, or are able to quickly learn, a variety of multimedia skills, including video, photo, audio, Web design and data. Both MS and MA grads may apply.
The associates work for 13 months alongside faculty in all the concentrations to assist with classroom training, facilitate technical workshops, and assist in various school-wide projects. Associates also work closely with the faculty and technology staff to integrate digital media instruction throughout the curriculum. Part-teaching assistants, part-technologists, ideal candidates are smart journalists with terrific reporting, writing, multimedia, editing and production skills. Additionally, they’ll need an engaging classroom presence. DMAs must be proficient in multimedia technologies, including video production, audio production, and photography. This position runs from June 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, pays $32,000 and includes a generous University benefits package.
The DMA provide training to faculty and students on new media technology including web publishing software. They assist instructors across the curriculum, as needed, with multimedia training and production, as well as manage digital production, including webcasting, of general school events; provide skills training for the MS students during August; assist in digital media and data classes, including the module courses that will be held in the spring. They also are called on to develop and disseminate information on best solutions to recurring problems. Candidates should have advanced technical skills in web development, Photoshop, web management, digital media production and use of data; willingness to learn and master new software; ability to present and teach and work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and administrators. They must be highly skilled at Final Cut Pro/Adobe Premiere, WordPress, and Social publishing platforms. Preference will be given to those with knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML/CSS.
To Apply: Upload an updated resume, a 500-word essay explaining why you’d like to serve as a DMA and what you would offer our students, and at least three links to your best work samples.
– Duy Linh Tu, Professor, Head of the Digital Media Program email@example.com
Columbia Journalism Review: Assistant editors (2)
CJR seeks two reporters who want to spend the next year honing their skills at the nation’s oldest and most respected media monitor. Both MS and MA grads may apply.
This is not an internship; our AEs are entry-level professionals. The AEs pitch, report, and write stories about journalism news and trends for cjr.org and the magazine, and also assist senior editors with other vital office tasks, including fact checking, social-media posting, and website maintenance. AEs are encouraged to voice their ideas and participate in all aspects of digital and print production. Predecessors in this job are scattered across the media universe, from The New York Times and Time magazine to Mother Jones and The New Yorker. Applicants must be members of the 2013 class at the Journalism School. The job, which pays $27,000 and includes benefits, begins July 1, 2013, and runs through June 30, 2014. Note: The CJR offices are no longer located in the Journalism School, but remain in a very convenient location at 729 Seventh Avenue (near 50th Street).
To apply: Please attach a resume, links to samples of your work, and a letter of interest that includes three short pitches for stories you think CJR should do.
– Cyndi Stivers, Editor in Chief, CJR firstname.lastname@example.org
Tow Center For Digital Journalism: Associate (1)
The Tow Center is looking for an Associate to join the Center at an exciting time. We are seeking an Associate to help expand the Tow Center’s publishing, events and teaching activities. The duties will include helping develop, edit and commission for the Tow Center site, assisting to develop and maintain a social media presence, helping conceive and arrange speakers and events, and supporting the Director of the Tow Center and Tow professors in their teaching and publishing work. The Associate will also receive a secondary academic appointment and the opportunity to gain experience and explore an academic career. A passionate interest in journalism, technology and a familiarity with the issues and debates surrounding digital journalism are important. The Associate will be expected to take full part in contributing creative ideas to the Center and will need to be highly organized. Web production, multimedia and writing skills are of paramount importance. Candidates should feel comfortable with current web publishing technologies. An understanding of social media and a personal digital presence are also important.
This position runs from June 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, pays $32,000 over a 13-month period and includes a generous University benefits package. This Associate position for the Tow Center is open to both MS and MA graduates of the class of 2013.
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and more.
To apply: Please write a post of 300 to 400 words (with links) on an idea either for a Tow event, or a post about digital journalism for the Tow blog. Attach your resume and provide a link to your Blog/Web Site/Digital Presence.
– Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism. email@example.com
Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2 Fellowships, 2 Magic Grants)
The Brown Institute is offering two kinds of funding: Fellowships and Magic Grants. Both would run from September 2013 through September 2014, with flexibility on what side of the summer we fund. Brown is a bi-coastal Institute that is half at Stanford Engineering and half here in the J-School. Its mission is to help co-evolve technology and storytelling.
We’re looking for students who have experience building, using or just imagining new forms of journalistic technology. We’re as interested in students who have a new story to tell, a new idea for some way to connect with an audience, but need help with the technology.
– Mark Hansen, East Coast Director, Helen and David Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for next year are not being accepted yet but read more about the program, the projects and what was required previously of applicants here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/brown/cgi-bin/wordpress/?page_id=49.