Take your journalism skills to the next level and deepen your understanding of environmental issues by applying for the 2020-2021 Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. Five accepted candidates will audit courses, participate in weekly seminars and field trips, and work on a significant project. These positions are offered by the Center for Environmental Journalism, part of the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The program provides a $71,000 stipend. It also covers tuition and fees, a regional bus pass, and attendance at the annual SEJ conference. Employment begins at the start of the Fall 2020 semester and runs for nine months through the end of the Spring 2021 semester. All university breaks and holidays will be observed.
The fellowship is open to full-time journalists working in any medium who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism.
Applicants must have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and must also have at least a BA or BS college degree. Applicants may include reporters, editors, producers, photojournalists, documentarians, and feature writers. Both salaried staff and full-time freelancers are welcome to apply. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required.
We are pleased to receive applications from international applicants; however, please be advised that you must be authorized to work in the United States to be eligible for this position.
To apply, visit the CU Jobs website and upload these documents to posting number 22518:
Cover Letter, including a Professional Autobiography
Three Samples of Professional Work
Study Plan & Project Proposal
Contact information for three references will be collected by our system during the application process. One letter should be from your immediate supervisor or, for freelancers, from an editor who has worked closely with you. References may receive an email request to provide a confidential letter of recommendation and will be given ample time to provide these letters once contacted.
The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Detailed information about the application can be found on the CEJ website. Questions can be directed to [email protected] / 303-492-4114.
Additional Salary Information: Salary distributed over a nine month period during the fellowship.
Internal Number: 22518
About Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder
The Center for Environmental Journalism (CEJ) was established in 1992 at the University of Colorado Boulder to enrich public understanding of environmental issues by elevating the quality, range, and depth of coverage by journalists. The center does this by helping seasoned and emerging journalists enhance their knowledge of the scientific, economic, political, and social aspects of these issues.
Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems, and create culture that transcends convention.
CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative... genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.
Boulder lies on the northwest edge of the Denver metropolitan area and often appears on lists of the best college towns and best places to live in the nation. The area has several vibrant public relations, advertising, ad tech, and digital marketing agencies. It sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and enjoys 300 days of sun each year. Hiking trails and bicycle paths abound, and there are numerous world-class ski resorts within two hours of town. There is an excellent public transportation system (free to CU employees) with frequent express buses to downtown Denver, which is less than 25 miles from campus. The area is a major media market with a nationally acclaimed food scene, lively music venues of many stripes, professional sports teams, and year-round art and culture festivals. Its international airport has direct flights around the country and abroad.
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