ASPIRING MAGAZINE JOURNALISTS (fellowships, October 4 and November 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Texas Tribune:

“The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization — offers paid fellowships to college students. The positions are part time in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. They are based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship.

Recent graduates are eligible for the summer program, but spring and fall fellows must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students while they work at the Tribune. You may apply for more than one position.”

DEADLINE: October 4 & November 15.


Via Smithsonian Magazine:

Smithsonian, which has some 15 million readers in print and online, seeks an astute editor with superlative project-management skills to lead the print magazine’s history-themed front-of-the-book department, Prologue. The successful candidate will conceive of, assign and edit a dazzling range of brief pieces that illuminate the lessons of history for today's world. He or she will have a nose for fresh stories, a knack for inventive graphic illustrations and a roster of excellent writers. At least 5 years experience with sharp, tightly edited reported pieces is a must. A demonstrated passion for history is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and a link to writing samples, to”



Via Daily Beast:

“We are seeking a dependable, self-motivated, creative and inquisitive senior editor to join our team in a six-month capacity to run our Innovation vertical. The role is ideally based in New York but with the potential for working remotely. The Innovation Editor is expected to assign and edit stories on the latest breakthroughs and far-future developments in the life sciences, space, health and medicine, advanced technologies, climate, robotics, A.I., and more. The editor must have a proven ability to conceive, develop and produce stories of various lengths, both long-form features and quick news-of-day articles. He or she must also have demonstrated skills in writing his or her own stories and quickly and accurately interpreting scientific studies and other data.

Based in New York City.”

MAGAZINE WRITERS (call for stories) by Bear Guerra

Via California Sunday magazine:

“We're excited to fill you in on something we’re planning for later this year: Pop-Up Magazine and California Sunday Magazinewill collaborate to create special, themed issues for both our Fall tour (which runs late Sept. through mid-Oct., across 8 cities) and our Sept/Oct issue. The theme for both? Escape.

Here’s where you come in. We’re on the hunt for story ideas for both the touring show and the magazine. Some may live in one or the other, some may live in both. And the great thing about escape? It’s a theme that lends itself to all types of stories. A story about video games is an escape story. A story about psychedelics is an escape story. A story about immigration can be about escape. A story about gender identity is an escape story. A story about confinement could be an escape story. A travel story can be about escape. So can a story about divorce. As always, we want stories that feature great characters, and we’re looking to represent a wide array of voices, perspectives, and tones in this issue — from humorous and light to serious and subversive. At a time when it seems everyone is trying to escape in some way — be it literal or figurative — what are the stories that people need to hear right now?  

To send ideas (both topical and otherwise) for California Sunday and/or Pop-Up, reply to this email. If you need a refresher on our contributor guidelines, check out California Sunday’s by emailing You can find Pop-Up’s here. We look forward to hearing from you!”

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITERS (call for stories) by Bear Guerra

Via The California Sunday Magazine:

“What’s a story you haven’t been able to stop thinking about? Or a piece you’ve wanted to pitch for ages, but haven’t felt quite ready to? Now's your chance. We’re looking for big, bold, ambitious feature ideas for our November/December issue. So if there's a dream story you've been wanting to do, we'd love to hear about it.

We’re interested in all topics—deeply reported narratives or investigations on anything from entertainment and pop culture, to science and technology, to business and politics. Your proposal may be set anywhere in California, the American West, Asia, or Latin America. It should speak to a national audience and it should be topical.

Send your story ideas to, we'll be watching for them at that address.”