Via Nichi Bei Foundation:

“Ten-year-old nonprofit ethnic community newspaper with a 120-year historic legacy of community leadership through media is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to write about community news and issues.

Job Description:

The staff writer position is multifaceted, covering a variety of community news, breaking news and feature stories for a bi-weekly nonprofit ethnic community newspaper based in San Francisco’s Japantown. The position is budgeted for 32 hours per week, with full medical, dental and vision premiums paid after a three-month probationary period.

Candidate should possess the following qualities and qualifications:

- B.A. in journalism or equivalent

- Strong writing, editing and grammar capability with attention to detail

- Strong interviewing skills

- Ability to work efficiently under pressure and under deadlines

- Background in issues pertaining to Japanese American and Asian American communities

- Photography skills

- Background in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred

- Japanese language skills a plus

- A natural curiosity

- Multimedia skills (video) a plus


- Find and write compelling articles throughout a variety of genres

- Write both breaking news and feature stories

- Be available to work on nights and weekends as needed, covering community events and issues

- Take photos when necessary

- Do page layout when necessary

Candidate should also provide writing samples

About the Organization

With the impending closure of the historic Nichi Bei Times in September of 2009 — the oldest Japanese American community newspaper in Northern California — someNichi Bei Times staff and contributing writers, media professionals and community leaders formed the Nichi Bei Foundation to launch the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

This pioneering nonprofit organization has launched a Digital Edition, educational programs such as a Films of Remembrance series and pilgrimages to the historic former Angel Island Immigration Station and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony sites, as well as community events such as the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival designed to help fulfill its mission of keeping the Japanese American and Asian American community connected, informed and empowered.

More info on the organization: or

Salary: depending on experience

Please send resume and cover letter to References required.”


COLLEGE JOURNALISTS OF COLOR (fellowship, September 8) by Bear Guerra

Via ProPublica:

“The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and our New York office, for five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations.

The Emerging Reporters Program is specifically designed for those who might find investigative journalism inaccessible. All students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year are eligible to apply, and African Americans, Latinos and other people of color are especially encouraged to do so. Participants are expected to take a full course load during the 2019-20 school year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the stipends is to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.”

DEADLINE: September 8.



Via Human Rights Watch:

“HRW presents the Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship. Fellows will work with HRW in New York or Washington monitoring human rights developments worldwide, conducting on-site investigations, drafting reports, media outreach and more.

The yearlong fellowships begin September 2020 and offer a US$60,000 salary with benefits.

Ideal candidates possess a strong background in human rights with an intent to pursue a career in the field. Requirements include research and field experience, analytic skills and English fluency. Proficiency in a second language is a plus.

DEADLINE: October 11.


ASIAN STORYTELLERS (event, August 24) by Bear Guerra

Via Asian American Journalists Association:

“You're invited to a night of diversity in storytelling, AAJA-SF's annual fundraiser featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander performers, sponsored by Comcast and Xfinity.

This time we’re exploring the question: “What the hell is Asian anyway?” With an organization like ours — the Asian American Journalist Association — meant to represent hundreds of diverse groups, there are often struggles with the definition of identity, equal representation, and erasure. Under the Asian American and Pacific Islander umbrella, what opportunities does this larger identity offer? What are its limitations?”

MEDIA MANAGERS (job, August 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:

“The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is seeking a general manager. Under the supervision of CCEM’s executive director, the general manager will be responsible for assisting the executive director in all aspects of the administration of the center and the Latino News Initiative, including the Spanish-language journalism program. 

The general manager will oversee the day-to-day operation of the center, write grant proposals and reports, help manage budgets, serve as liaison between the several initiatives that will live within the center, and help coordinate activities between the center and its regional partners.”

DEADLINE: August 15.

FEATURES EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Vox Media:

“We’re looking for an energetic, creative editor to help build our features program. While Vox at large seeks to answer our audience’s most burning, pressing questions about what’s happening in the headlines, our features program will surface answers to questions our audience may not have known they had. With our features, we want to help readers understand the world, honing in on the big concepts, context, and ideas that often get drowned out by the twists and turns of the daily news cycle. This is an exciting opportunity to work on big, important, lasting stories -- we want our readers to return to our features for months and even years after they publish.

This editor will report to the senior features editor and assist in assigning and editing features. The editor will also help with the operational aspects of the features program: setting a publication schedule, making sure writers hit their deadlines, and coordinating with our visuals, engagement, and copy editing teams.

Candidate must be based in Washington, DC, or willing to relocate.”


JOURNALISM TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS (job, September 1) by Bear Guerra

Via San Diego State University:

“The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bilingual/Spanish-language digital media/journalism at the level of assistant professor, to start August 2020.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be able to teach in the long term across the undergraduate curriculum in classes such as but not limited to: Writing for Spanish Language Media, Principles of Journalism, Principles of Digital Media and Design, Media Writing and Reporting, and Principles of Media Studies. Candidate will also teach classes aligned with their particular research interests, including upper division/graduate level classes. The successful candidate will also be able to teach graduate-level courses, as needed on a rotational basis. In alignment with the University’s teacher-scholar model, the new hire could also teach a dual-level elective fitting the candidate’s area(s) of research interest and his/her research program. The faculty member is expected to have a scholarly research agenda in digital media/journalism, to provide service to the School and professional digital media and journalism communities, and to serve on master’s thesis and comprehensive examination committees.”

DEADLINE: September 1.


AUDIO TEACHERS (job, June 30) by Bear Guerra

Via Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer - Audio - Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Job ID: 20538

Location: School of Journalism

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism. As the profession rapidly reinvents itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the tools to find stories and tell them effectively - using print, broadcast, visual, interactive, and social media. The school offers two master's degree programs: a Master of Arts in Journalism and the nation's first M.A. in Social Journalism.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY seeks candidates for a Distinguished Lecturer position. Reporting to the Associate Dean, the incumbent will serve as the head of Audio Journalism, beginning in Fall 2019. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.”

DEADLINE: June 30.