Via Mongabay:

“Experienced journalists based in the tropics can apply for a paid reporting initiative.

Mongabay is looking for correspondents to join its Global Forests Reporting Network.

The selected journalists will investigate deforestation alerts and produce stories for the Forest Trackers series. They will also have access to webinars on data-driven environmental journalism.

Reporters in these regions are encouraged to apply: Southeast Asia (Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines); Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands); Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic); West Africa (Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone); South America (Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela); and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).”


Via American Press Institute:

“The American Press Institute has opened applications for a new year-long program to support news organizations that want to build more of their journalism based on community listening.

We’re looking for individuals who want their journalism to be better informed and inspired by their communities’ needs but who need guidance on strategies to make that happen. The goal is to empower more journalists and newsrooms to build the muscle for community listening by completing one long-term project, seeding the opportunity to spread that approach into more aspects of their newsrooms.

Interested journalists can apply by May 24 for a combination of in-person training, an expert visit to their newsroom, and remote support in completing a project designed to build this engagement skillset into one’s news organization. API will select roughly 10 journalists (reporters, editors, producers, etc.) representing different newsrooms to receive this support starting in summer 2019 and running through summer 2020.”




Via Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:

“The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, to be held July 6 – July 12, 2019. This program will be held primarily in New York’s six-million-acre park, the Adirondacks.

This July, 12 journalists will gather in upstate New York for six days of study and discussion. We will look at city resilience in the state’s capital region before heading into the mountains. The Fellowship will be an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.

We will be housed for the majority of the program in Newcomb, along the shores of Rich Lake. Lodging is rustic, with group meals and evening campfires. Canoes are available in the evening, and hiking trails are nearby.

Understanding how systems respond to disturbance is becoming more critical every day. How do cities, states, and countries recover after a hurricane devastates communities? How can a region reduce the effects of climate change? Is it possible to manage natural resources such as fisheries in a way that allows for long-term health of the ecosystem?”


ASPIRING LONGFORM WRITERS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via American Prospect:

“The Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers journalists the opportunity to spend two years developing their skills with the magazine in Washington, D.C. 

Each fellow benefits from an intensive mentoring program with the experts on our editorial team, and is expected to contribute regularly. The program runs from September 2019 through June 2021.

We seek candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who will generate story ideas as well as take assignments. A passion for politics and policy is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is encouraged but not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and we support our people with ongoing career-development opportunities.

Our goal is to ensure TAP fellows develop the relationships, credibility, quality of writing, and more than enough clips to pursue a career in journalism. Past fellows have gone on to leadership roles at The New York TimesVoxThe AtlanticSlateThe Washington PostDaily Beast, and many other publications. 

The fellowship pays an annual salary of $38,000 and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.”

DEADLINE: June 30.



Via Invisibilia:

“The Senior Editor is a key editorial position on a highly creative and collaborative team. As Senior Editor you help conceive of and execute stories for Invisibilia’s podcast feed as well as related broadcast elements. You are a writer with flair and accuracy, and an interest in science and human behavior.  You write and support writing with flair and accuracy. You have an interest in science and human behavior.

A minimum of eight years’ journalism is required and candidates will have long-form audio narrative experience. This position is based in Washington, DC.”


AUDIOMAKERS, FYI (advisory group) by Bear Guerra

Via Third Coast International Audio Festival:

”We are beginning the process of organizing our first-ever Conference Advisory Group. At Third Coast, we work year-round to critically examine the structure & organization of the TC Conference, and its role in the audio landscape at large. We want to make that effort more collaborative with you, our community, and to create more meaningful opportunities for producers to guide the work that we do.

Our first cohort of Advisory Group members will be comprised of 3-5 individuals (maybe you!) who will meet (remotely) together several times throughout the year—both before and after the 2019 Third Coast Conference.”




Via International Center for Journalists:

“Join @ICFJ and @OCCRP for an online course on covering criminal financial operations. Apply by 5/15 #LatAm and Caribbean journalists are eligible to apply.

The course "Following the money across borders" will be conducted in English May 20 to June 20.

Participants will learn how to expose criminal financial infrastructures, what money laundering is and how it works across borders, how the international banking system is used to commit crimes and more.”

DEADLINE: May 15. 



Via Arab Fund for Arts and Culture:

“The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is accepting applications for its film projects program.

AFAC’s cinema grants are open to all kinds of fiction film projects – shorts, medium- and feature-length, animation, essay, hybrid, experimental and others. AFAC offers funding for the development, production and post-production phases.

The program will provide up to US$10,000 to projects in development and up to US$50,000 for production and post-production.

Applications can be submitted in either Arabic or English.”

DEADLINE: August 1.

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (funding) by Bear Guerra

Via Latino Public Broadcasting:

“Through its Current Issues Fund, LPB is accepting proposals for sixty- or ninety-minute documentary films from the Latino American perspective that explore contemporary civic and social justice issues, incorporate a journalistic approach into the filmmaking process, and have resonance for a U.S. national audience. Production and post-production grants ranging between $40,000 and $100,000 will be awarded in support of stories that explore timely issues, demonstrate artistic storytelling, and have the potential to engage communities in civic discourse beyond the broadcast. (Research and development are not be supported.)

Journalistic practice, broadly defined, must be integral to the project, as must a commitment to fairness, objectivity, and accuracy. 

To be eligible, projects must have a Latino/a director and/or producer; non-Latino/a co-applicants must have a Latino/a in a director or producer role. Applicants must also retain copyright, artistic, budgetary, and editorial control over the proposed project, and must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen or legal resident of the United States or one of its territories.”



ASPIRING PODCASTERS (funding) by Bear Guerra


Via Podfund:

“Welcome to the Podfund application! The mission of Podfund is to support emerging creator-led, audio-first media companies (solo creators, studios, agencies, networks). We are looking for extraordinary early stage podcasters with potential for growth, revenue, and profitability.

All data provided in applications is considered private and confidential. We evaluate applicants on an ongoing basis and make a handful of funding decisions each month. If your application looks like a good fit, we'll reach out for more information. If you do not hear from us immediately, you still may be considered in a subsequent month. 

Once you create an account, you will be able to save your application and submit later. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or reach out to”


Via Dart Center:

“This workshop, to be held September 19-22, 2019 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is designed for local, regional and international reporters across diverse beats touching refugees, migration and children: education, public health, politics, policy, as well as particular refugee and borders crises.

The four-day workshop will bring journalists together with internationally-recognized scientists, policy experts, and practitioners from the field of early childhood development to discuss the effects of trauma on developing brains, the special early-childhood issues raised by displacement and family separation, and evidence-based interventions that support nurturing care amid adversity. The workshop will also offer journalist-to-journalist discussions of craft and ethics, source development, and collaboration among participants, as well as best practices for telling compelling stories about this profoundly vulnerable population.

The workshop will be conducted in English.”



Via International Documentary Association:

“IDA invites your participation in our 2019 Tools of the Trade: Documentary Equipment Survey!

This survey is designed for documentary filmmakers to share insights about their favorite equipment, user experiences, and biggest challenges. The results, which we aim to publish this fall, will give the nonfiction community a comprehensive portrait of what documentarians are using to take their storytelling skills to the next level. Our intention is to help filmmakers select the best possible technology for their projects. 

Please allow time to complete 25 questions and explain your preference where appropriate. When you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter into a lottery for a free pass to Getting Real '20.”



Via The View from Somewhere:

Who you are: Our ideal editorial consultant(s) is an audio nerd who’s comfortable and familiar with discussing oppression and intersectionality, and has a keen ear for dynamics of power and privilege in storytelling. They would have experience with narrative structure in radio or podcast, and experience helping take someone else’s story from good to great. They should also be reliable and good with deadlines. Ideally this person identifies with more than one community underrepresented in mainstream media; southerners, POC and LGBTQ folks are encouraged to apply!

The gig: Our small production team is developing, writing, editing, and mixing episodes 20-35 minutes in length. Your role would be to sweep in near the end of the process, listen to an episode, and provide constructive feedback (by phone and in writing) on story structure, character, voice, and issues of power, diversity and representation in the piece. You would help us strategize about how to improve, and be a keen ear helping us make this podcast a meaningful experience for people of multiple backgrounds. You will NOT be line-editing, writing, doing story development, or seeing us through all the way to the end of production; this is purely a consultant role. We can pay $300 per episode and the consulting work per episode should not exceed 6 hours or $50/hour. We expect to complete drafts of episodes 1-2 times a month for the next six months.”


Via City Bureau:

“City Bureau is seeking a Research Assistant for a part-time contract from June to August 2019, approximately 20-25 hours/week. Over the course of 10 weeks, our Research Assistant will conduct research for a civic landscape report in select cities in North America, examining the strengths and weaknesses of local media, municipal government and community organizing in each region. (Ideally, the researcher will have professional experience in at least one of those three areas.) The report will be based on in-depth research and phone/video interviews. Our selected researcher will possess strong interviewing, research, writing and organizational skills. Pay for the researcher role is $40-$50/hour based on experience, paid in biweekly increments. At least one trip to Chicago will be required and all travel expenses will be reimbursed.”



Via Texas Tribune:

“We’re looking for someone who can be an expert listener, in the newsroom and with our readers. You will be passionate about gathering feedback — both quantitative and qualitative — and using it to improve the relevance and accessibility of our news products. You are a newsletter and audience engagement nerd, who knows the difference between an effective social headline and an email subject line. You are an avid consumer of state and national politics/policy news and will use your talents to make our journalism more accessible to a wider audience. You get satisfaction from learning who our readers are by name, and connecting them with our journalists and each other. You have a track record for driving engagement, whether it’s getting people to show up for an event, to subscribe to a newsletter or to weigh in on a conversation. And you know how to measure the effectiveness of your efforts.”



Via Radio Ambulante:

“Estamos buscando a una productora o productor con experiencia en producción sonora y de podcasts para un nuevo podcast de Radio Ambulante. Buscamos a alguien con pasión por los podcasts y la crónica en audio al estilo de Radio Ambulante, y que además esté interesada y bien informada sobre las noticias regionales e internacionales.

Esta persona desempeñará un papel fundamental en la realización de episodios semanales.Gran parte de su tiempo irá a la planificación y preproducción de episodios, trabajando de cerca con la productora ejecutiva del podcast para desarrollar episodios y líneas de cobertura.”

FECHA DE CIERRE: 19 de mayo.

ASPIRING PODCAST WRITERS (free course) by Bear Guerra

Via Poynter:

“Thinking about writing for #podcasts? Check out this online course, "Writing for the Ear" -- you can take it anytime for free!

The need to write effectively for audio coincides with the industry’s overall shift toward digital storytelling. Audio matters in broadcast and online ― and to every newsroom with a digital presence. Writing well for audio ultimately means telling compelling stories and communicating information to time-pressed listeners ― core skills for a 21st century journalist.

This requires a dramatic shift in the way we have been taught to write. In school, our teachers rewarded long, complex sentences with multiple commas and parenthetical clauses that showed we have mastered the basic rules of grammar, spelling and syntax while exhibiting critical thought, nuanced arguments and SAT-level vocabulary. Great writing, we have been taught, is meant to be read ― silently.

“Writing for the Ear” will teach you that great writing can also be spoken.”