News reporter or Opinion writer for Sojourners Journalism Cohort (PT Fellowship)
Sojourners is seeking applicants for its new Journalism Cohort, a remote program which provides AAPI, Black, Indigenous, Latine, and/or persons of color training and mentorship as they build experience as freelance writers. Participants will concentrate on either news reporting or opinion writing, with an emphasis on religion and social justice.
Application deadline: Nov. 27, 2023
Program dates: Feb. to June 2024
Sojourners is an independent, award-winning print and online magazine of faith, culture, and politics. Our mission is to inspire hope and action by articulating the biblical call to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.
All positions are freelance, remote, and require no travel time or expense. The positions available are:
- News reporter (3 positions)
- Opinion writer (3 positions)
Cohort members focused on news reporting will work with associate news editor Mitchell Atencio to report on news stories about and affecting faith communities and social justice movements. Participants will receive guidance on interview strategies, pitching and research, news writing, and journalism ethics. People who might be ideally suited for the news reporting cohort could include students in journalism school, recent graduates of journalism programs, people with other writing backgrounds interested in transitioning to news reporting, and early-career journalists wishing to broaden their writing on faith and justice.
Participants focused on opinion and commentary writing will work with associate opinion editor Josiah R. Daniels to write insightful commentaries on contemporary topics and news. Training for opinion columnists will include developing a writing voice, building an argument, and writing compelling pitches. People who might be ideally suited for this program include divinity school students or recent graduates; justice advocates and organizers; or folks who work in ministry contexts who are looking to gain experience writing for a general audience.
Benefits and Compensation
- Monthly video-based training (5 sessions)
- Mentorship with experienced editors
- $2,000 stipend
To learn more about the program and apply, visit: https://sojo.net/journalismcohort