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VIDEO: writing fellow, Voices of Color

Editorial | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

INSIDER is hiring a paid editorial fellow to write videos for our Voices of Color team. 

The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and leave ready for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here.

Fellows on our Voices of Color team spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, pitching and writing scripts for videos on topics including race and politics, cultural representation in media, and POC-owned businesses. They have the opportunity to contribute to videos like Why Hollywood Anime Adaptations are So Bad and Controversy Behind Fortnite’s Use of Viral Dances. Video-writing fellows work closely with video editors, but they do not need to have video-editing experience. We’re looking for ambitious reporters who can find and chase great stories and relay them to our audience in a compelling way.

All our video-writing fellows should have:

  • Experience reporting and writing (school publications are okay)
  • A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits
  • Familiarity with digital and social media
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
  • Proofreading and copyediting skills

Additionally, for the Voices of Color team, we’re looking for someone with the following:

  • An interest in covering topic areas important to and for ethnic and cultural minorities
  • Script-writing or video production experience
  • An ability to make sense of complicated issues
  • An interest in current events

This is a paid fellowship based out of our New York office. Fellows are encouraged to work 40 hours a week, and fellowships run for six months. Start date for this position will be in March or June.

INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.

APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our video-writing fellow for our Voices of Color team. Indicate whether you would be able to start in March or in June. Applications are due March 1.