ASPIRING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS (conference & travel stipend) by Bear Guerra

Via Reveal:

“Interested in investigative reporting? Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting are selecting 10 journalists of color to attend both a 1-day investigative training at Reveal in Emeryville April 25 and also the invite-only Logan Symposium at UC Berkeley April 26-28. Amazing opportunity for anyone looking to get into investigative work.”



ASPIRING RADIO MAKERS (free training) by Bear Guerra


“KALW is calling all applicants for Audio Academy, our unique nine-month radio journalism training program at KALW Public Radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate in San Francisco.

This program is designed to give you a professional audio production and journalism education, tuition-free.

We are looking for:

  • Creative thinkers, great writers, audiophiles who dream in sound & story

  • Anyone who is hungry to break into the world of audio journalism

  • People with a passion for covering a diversity of communities

  • Ideally, people who are knowledgeable about the Bay Area

  • Team players ready to work hard in a supportive newsroom

  • Fans of workday dance parties (appreciated but not required!)”

DEADLINE: April 12.



Via Pacific Standard:

“Pacific Standard is looking for a beat reporter to write daily coverage and reported features from our Santa Barbara or Washington, D.C., offices.

We're seeking a smart and speedy staff writer for daily news coverage and longer-burning enterprise projects, to join our national desk and report directly to the national editor. The ideal candidate is comfortable producing scoops and second-day analysis for the site, while simultaneously working on longer-term reported features. The writer will cover a beat within one of our core areas of coverage—environmental, educational, economic, and social justice—so special knowledge of one subject and working relationships with potential sources within it are plusses.

The staff writer should have experience doing reporting—working the phones, following leads and tips, covering events on the ground, cultivating new sources, etc.—and be comfortable with adding research-backed insight and analysis to aggregated pieces. The writer should also know how to publish smaller, iterative scoops on the way to completing a bigger and more ambitious reporting project.”


FICTION WRITERS (free residency) by Bear Guerra


“Writers wanted! We're gathering fiction writers at our beautiful writers retreat center in Northern California in June for Mary Shelley Month - and we'll publish some of the short novels people start with us that month. Apply now - and spread the word.

TOPICAL: We’re intrigued by fiction that starts with a mind-bending question or setup – call it “What if?” fiction – like Orwell’s 1984or Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tail.

NARRATIVE-DRIVEN: We’re not looking to pursue overtly literary fiction, or self-consciously postmodern, for example; for this project we’d like writers to emphasize character-driven story with a strong narrative pull. Popular fiction with an edge?

FRESHLY CONCEIVED: We want the ideas pursued with us during Mary Shelley Month to have originated with us. That leads to questions about when an idea becomes an idea. It’s fine to have kicked different general notions around before. But if you’ve devoted more than a writing day or two to a new manuscript, that would count as an already existing project.

EXAMPLES: Books that focus on a narrow time frame – a day, a week – are a good fit for what we have in mind – challenging as the narrow time frame is, it tends to help generate suspense. Near-future imaginative takes could work well for this project – for example, a novel set in the world of professional sports, in the near future, taking off on current trends written by someone with detailed knowledge of the world of sports; or a novel looking at trends in how political candidates are launched; or a novel imagining climate change a decade into the future, all against a nuanced depiction of world political bodies.”

DEADLINE: April 1.

MEDIA ARTS MANAGERS (job) by Bear Guerra


Via National Endowment for the Arts:

“Serve as an agency liaison with Media Arts and Emerging Technology field
Represents the agency at select conferences, meetings, and panels
Counsel prospective applicants about proposed projects in context of published agency guidelines
Process and review grant applications
Assist Discipline Director in processing related to the application review process
Prepare written materials and reports for presentation to, or review by, the National Council on the Arts
Works in the Agency’s electronic Grants Management System (eGMS) to ensure accurate data entry and processing of applicant notification of rejection or tentative funding recommendation, revised budgets, and other application/award materials.
Manage items related to special Media Arts leadership initiatives, with a focus on career sustainability for independent artists working in non-fiction storytelling and strengthening support for projects at the intersection of art & technology.


At least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent, to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service
Equivalent experience in the private or public sector
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DEADLINE: March 26.

ASPIRING BOOK EDITORS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via Los Angeles Review of Books:

“We're so excited about this summer's LARB/USC #PublishingWorkshop! Apply to be a Summer 2019 Fellow at  Extended scholarship deadline: March 15, 2019.

This year, to serve the needs of fellows who want an intensive introduction to the world of publishing and those seeking to launch independent ventures, the Workshop will feature an intensive three-week publishing course and an optional five-week, guided Project Incubator to follow. The Incubator is open to alumni and members of the 2019 cohort. See our details or workshop overview pages for more information. Click here for the program guide.”

DEADLINE: April 1 .



“Periodistas profesionales y ciudadanos, emprendedores digitales y tecnólogos de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y Perú pueden postular a esta oportunidad.

El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés), con el apoyo de Professional Fellows, ofrece el programa A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America ("Un Camino Digital al Emprendimiento e Innovación en América Latina"), a desarrollarse entre el 14 de octubre y el 23 de noviembre de 2019 en Estados Unidos. 

Los becarios seleccionados se desempeñarán como adjuntos profesionales en instituciones anfitrionas. En base a sus antecedentes y habilidades, los participantes podrán ser recibidos por firmas de comunicación digital, incubadoras de proyectos y redacciones de vanguardia. El objetivo de la estadía es que los becarios aprendan a crear modelos de medios de comunicación aprovechando el poder de las herramientas digitales para generar ingresos sostenibles.

También participarán en eventos y oportunidades que les permitirán experimentar la vida de Estados Unidos y su diversidad. Además, asistirán al Professional Fellows Congress, en Washington, D.C. Los interesados deben hablar inglés con fluidez.”

FECHA TOPE: 1 de mayo.



Via Society for Environmental Journalists:

“The Society of Environmental Journalists is now accepting proposals for story grants on biodiversity.

Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in July 2019 to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world. As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation and international policies is pressing.”



PODCAST PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Snap Judgement:

“Snap Judgment, the award winning radio show and podcast (heard on over 400 NPR stations nationwide, and downloaded over two million times every month) is seeking a Producer.

Based in downtown Oakland California, this full time position reports to the Managing Editor and Executive Producers of Snap Judgment.”



Via Open Society Foundations:

“With the goal of supporting the next generation of feminist activists in Latin America, the Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange and Women’s Rights Program are joining together to create the Young Feminist Leaders Fellowship.

The Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists, aged 22 to 30 and based in Latin America, who want to launch a project of their own design to foster a more just, inclusive, accessible, and feminist future for Latin America. Successful projects will reflect on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, address current realities, and propose a specific and detailed idea for advancing women’s rights and gender justice.

This 12-month fellowship program explicitly recognizes the threats of discrimination to an open society and seeks to create a leadership pipeline to promote young people who have personal, direct experiences with interpersonal and institutional prejudice.”



ASPIRING BOOK EDITORS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via UW Press:

“Want to be a book editor? The Mellon Diversity Fellowship - a one-year, paid gig at @UWAPress - makes a great entry point for a career in scholarly publishing.

Through this temporary, full-time entry-level position, the Mellon diversity fellow will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. In this experience, the fellow's main role will be to coordinate and support the work of evaluating, developing, and acquiring book-length manuscripts for publication by UW Press.”

DEADLINE: March 15.



Via Society for Environmental Journalists:

“Prizes include first place: $500, trophy and certificate; second place: $250 and certificate; third place and honorable mentions: certificate. In addition, the first-, second-, and third-place winner(s) (or selected representative, if a group project) will receive travel and registration expenses to receive the award at a luncheon during SEJ's 29th Annual Conference in Fort Collins in October 2019 and to attend the five-day conference.”



JOURNALISTS IN MEXICO (workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via Periodistas de a Pie:

“Journalists, students and activists can apply for this workshop.

Periodistas de a Pie organizes "Geographies of violence or how to cover femicides in Mexico" March 23 in Mexico City.

Journalist Lydiette Carrión will teach participants five basic steps to cover this type of crime in a responsible manner.

The cost of the workshop is MXN800 (US$41). Scholarships are available.”

DEADLINE: March 20.



Via Fund for Investigative Journalism:

“The grants, sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

The maximum award is US$10,000, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs, document collection and equipment rental. The first half of the grant is given once an application is approved and the second half is paid when the project is complete.

Proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or international journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. Stories must be published in English.

Proposals must be submitted in English and include a detailed budget.”




Via Knight Foundation:

“Knight Foundation is inviting nominations for its inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship.

The fellowship recognizes leading civic innovators who have created or influenced great public spaces in U.S. communities, creating more opportunities for connection and civic engagement. Chosen fellows will share up to $1 million in grants to continue their work.

We are inviting people to nominate their candidate of choice. Individuals can also nominate themselves. Those who choose to nominate a candidate are encouraged to alert the nominee about the opportunity.”

DEADLINE: March 22.


DATA JOURNALISTS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Mother Jones:

“At Mother Jones, you’ll have a chance to apply your data superpowers to everything from breaking stories and big investigations to the challenges of building a reader-supported journalism organization. You will conceive and oversee print and digital projects while working with a small but plucky data pod that’s integrated into our editorial team. You’ll be working with editors, reporters, design and social experts, and our audience team, so a passion for communicating with and educating non-numbers people on data issues is a must. Experience with statistics is required. Experience in a newsroom or a comparable setting is also a must.

Our strong preference is for this position to be based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office.

Salary will be competitive and based on experience.”