NEWS ORGANIZATIONS (apprenticeship, September 30) by Bear Guerra

Via Report for America:

“CALLING ALL LOCAL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS: Bring a talented, emerging journalist to your community! Our application period for 2020-2021 Report for America host newsrooms is now open.

Applications for news organizations to host a corps member are now open. Any type of news organization can apply.  The application is simple. The key questions:

  • What are the coverage gaps in your community?

  • What specific beat(s) would you create for RFA corps members to fill that gap?

  • Can you deliver your (and your community’s) share of the reporter’s salary?

Quick and easy. If your newsroom is selected, Report for America pays about half of an entry-level salary. The rest is split between the news organization and local donors. The reporter becomes an employee of your newsroom, serving for one to two years, starting in June 2020.”

DEADLINE: September 30.



Via Gothamist:

“Gothamist, now part of WNYC for over a year, is looking for a full-time staffer. Whom are we looking for? Devotees of New York City news, omnivores of arts and culture, the culinarily adventurous, urban etiquette experts, and bodega cat aficionados—in other words, journalists who mix skepticism with a keen eye for details and are excited to share ideas and act on them.

Gothamist is looking for a Digital Producer who is at ease covering breaking NYC news events well as investigating longer features across news, culture, and food. We’re a small team that does big things!

You will be responsible for writing stories for Some may contain a mix of aggregation and our own reporting to advance the story, while others may emphasize substantive reportage that is influenced by the Gothamist "voice" that makes our aggregation trenchant and entertaining. In other words, journalists who mix skepticism with a keen eye for details and are excited to share ideas and act on them.

As the Digital Producer, you will sift through an ocean of news, discard pro forma filler, and elevate important, insightful, moving, or otherwise noteworthy stories with enriching context and without cliché. Candidates will also be a thoughful observer, dedicated to original thought—funny, but sometimes not. Sometimes, s/he will pick up the phone, send a raft of emails, or leave the office to bring back something original or unexpected for the post.

Candidates are also open-minded collaborators who are excited about the opportunities that a combined Gothamist/WNYC newsroom can offer in providing a definitive, authentic take on news and life in New York.

You should also be eager to think about how Gothamist continues to serve its audience of New Yorkers who want to be savvy about city issues—and present fresh ideas on how to reach those who might not have realized Gothamist was the resource they needed.”