Organisation: Earth Journalism Network
The Earth Journalism Network is seeking four exceptional environmental reporters for a new fellowship initiative which will provide journalistic training and mentorship, a quarterly salary stipend and funding for story production, travel and professional development opportunities.
- Fellows will primarily focus on a different area of environmental journalism — climate change, biodiversity, the ocean and One Health — and will develop their skills and networks to become leaders in these reporting spaces.
EJN Fellows that are awarded this first-of-its-kind opportunity will:Attend an orientation workshop hosted by EJN to strengthen their reporting skills and meet the other participating Fellows;
- Receive mentorship from senior journalists with expertise in each thematic area to provide 1-1 guidance, reporters’ resources and editorial support for their reporting;
- Build thematic expertise by learning from and interviewing experts in all four focus areas;
- Hone reporting skills through training on data journalism, Mojo, solutions journalism, fact checking, data visualization and more;
- Receive a quarterly stipend of 6,000 EUR to cover expenses for story production and the Fellows’ time;
- Receive 6,000 EUR per Fellow to cover travel to conferences, travel for story production, professional development opportunities and more;
- Engage in peer-to-peer learning and exchange.
- Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, multimedia, new media). They encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations — international, national and local.
- Eligible applicants for the EJN Reporting Fellowship must:Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a low- or middle-income country.
- Have a minimum of 5 years of journalistic experience.
- Be able to participate fully in an English-language fellowship. For the purposes of this opportunity, they will only be accepting applications in English.
- Commit to participating in all fellowship activities, with the full support of their media house.
- Commit to being part of an online community with current and future Fellows.
- Have strong and stable internet access for the purposes of virtual activities (minimum 1.2Mbps).
- Freelancers are welcome to apply but must provide a letter of support from a media outlet for which they intend to report.
- Provide 2 signed professional references (letters of recommendation) from supervisors or professional associates who are familiar with your journalistic abilities, qualifications, training and interests.