VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: JOURNALISM MENTOR
*Note: The following is a REMOTE VOLUNTEER opportunity (up to 5 hours/week, flexible schedule)
Role: Journalism Mentor
Are you worried about the state of journalism — and that future generations of reporters will care more about pageviews and Twitter followers than in-depth reporting?
If so, we may be able to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime!
WhoWhatWhy’s Mentor-Apprenticeship Program (MAP) offers college students, recent grads, and early-career journalists the opportunity to develop and improve their journalism skills for a successful career in the industry.
Our aim is high – molding those with great potential to ensure that a capable new generation carries forth the torch of truth and honest inquiry.
Assist and guide apprentices through the journalist process – from sources, to contact, and lines of inquiry, resulting in articles suitable for publication.
A commitment to our mission of consequential, truth-telling journalism.
Possess strong skills as a journalist through experience teaching Journalism at the University level and/or managing reporters in a newsroom.
The ability to recognize and cultivate powerful stories.
A collaborative spirit and ability to connect with young professionals.
Work with eager, enthusiastic newcomers who are motivated and give you the gratification of making a difference in their career development.
Leave a long-lasting legacy.
Please click on the link below to apply: https://whowhatwhyrb.applytojob.com/apply/jNP0QkF0nz/Journalism-Mentor-Volunteer?source=Poynter
OR please send your resume and customized cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Cover Letter please acknowledge that this is a volunteer position and let us know why this opportunity is of interest to you. Thanks!
WHO ARE WE?
At WhoWhatWhy, we approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions — even when we’re told not to. Nothing is going to stand in our way when it comes to discovering what is going on beneath the surface, and why. Call it naive to believe such fearlessness possible, but we think it’s the essence of true journalism.
For years, we have maintained a successful mentor/apprentice program. It gives promising future reporters a chance to work with experienced journalists to hone their craft and get real-world experience on challenging stories while amassing clips.
Check us out at www.WhoWhatWhy.org.
Location/Region: New York, NY