LATINO USA FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Young reporters: Latino USA fellowship opp; deadline to apply Sept. 15

NPR’s weekly program Latino USA is taking applications for two year-long California-based fellowships, open to early career reporters with no more than five years’ experience in the field. Each fellowship will last 12 months and will include a stipend of $1,000 a month for 40 hours of work each month. The fellowships are funded by the California Endowment and will focus on reports about current health issues in California, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The fellows will be located in California and will be supervised by Latino USA staff, and will participate in editorial meetings via phone or Skype. Each fellow will be expected to produce no fewer than three stories for air on Latino USA and also provide multimedia content (web copy, tweets, Facebook entries, photos, etc.) for each story.

Fellowship applications should be sent to Latino USA’s senior editor, Leda Hartman, at ledahart@mindspring.com. Please include a resume and cover letter summarizing your background and goals, and why you would be an appropriate fit for this fellowship. Please also include three links to your audio work. The fellowships are open to everyone. Journalists of color and of other diverse backgrounds and graduate journalism students are especially encouraged to apply.

The first-year fellowship will begin on October 1st, 2014 and last until September 30th, 2014. The application deadline for the first-year fellowship is Friday, September 15, 2014. The deadline for the second-year fellowship will be announced early in 2015.