Announcing the first Feet in 2 Worlds editing fellowship
Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for our first editing fellowship. The recipient of the fellowship will be mentored and trained in editing for radio, podcast and online media by a team of veteran editors. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Feet in 2 Worlds website and will co-manage special projects including the Fi2W online magazine, coverage of the 2020 election campaign as well as working with our media partners in public radio, print and online journalism.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic and versatile radio/podcasting journalist with a demonstrated interest in stories about and from immigrant communities and communities of color. Previous editing experience is helpful, but not required. Journalists from immigrant backgrounds and from communities of color are strongly urged to apply.
The fellowship is a one-year commitment starting in January 2020. This is a paid, part-time position for a journalist based in the New York metropolitan area.
Feet in 2 Worlds is a small but powerful organization focused on telling the stories of today’s immigrants, and helping journalists from immigrant backgrounds improve their skills and reach new audiences on public radio and the web.
Founded in 2004, Feet in 2 Worlds offers fellowships and workshops to both established and emerging immigrant journalists, and produces stories and podcasts. Areas of special interest include: telling immigrant food stories, politics from the perspective of immigrant voters, arts and culture in immigrant communities, and the connection between migration and climate change.
Feet in 2 Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School in New York City.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include
- Work with and provide support to journalists from a range of backgrounds and a range of journalism experience to produce content for Fi2W and our media partners.
- Edit stories in a variety of formats (audio, text, multi-media and video) for content, clarity, style and accuracy.
- Work with our media partners on the development of reporting projects and to expand the audience for stories produced by Fi2W.
- Contribute ideas for reported stories and series, social media content, workshops and live events.
- Develop original content for Fi2W.org, the Fi2W podcast, and social media.
- Administrative tasks as needed.
- At least five years’ experience in a fast-paced, idea-driven news media environment.
- Demonstrated engagement with issues of importance to immigrant communities.
- Superb writing skills showing originality and creativity.
- Proficiency with audio recording, microphones and recorders, and audio editing in Audition and/or ProTools..
- Strong attention to detail.
- Proficiency with a range of social media platforms and awareness of new platforms.
- Demonstrated history of creative problem-solving in a media environment.
- Familiarity with content management systems (basic knowledge of HTML preferred).
- Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
- Effective time-management and ability to produce excellent work on deadline.
- Ability to collaborate closely with others and thrive in a team environment.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Experience writing for broadcast.
- Proficiency in multiple languages.
- Experience working with freelancers in an editorial role.
- Production experience with multimedia (image and/or video).
To apply please send a cover letter, your resume and samples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the words “Fi2W Editing Fellowship” in the subject line.
Fi2W is supported by The Ford Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, an anonymous donor and readers like you.