♕STUDY HALL OPPORTUNITIES 06/09/2020♕

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JOBS 

-The New York Times is hiring a California-based social editor and a New York-based social editor. 

-NPR is hiring a producer for The Indicator, a show from the Planet Money podcast covering work, business, and the economy.

-Business Insider is hiring an editor for the reference team to help build out the publication’s investing vertical. 

-Apple is hiring an editor and curator for their Podcasts app. This position is based in LA. 

-Calm is hiring a senior audio producer in LA or San Francisco to help run a new daily audio series. 

-Black Mountain Institute is hiring a radio producer for a new radio show, the Black Mountain Radio Hour. 

-Morning Brew is hiring for multiple positions, including a social media writer, emerging tech writer, and retail writer.

-WBEZ is hiring a host for WBEZ Reset, their daily two-hour public affairs talk show, to guide listeners through a dynamic mix of interviews and compelling conversations about the day’s news.

-CalMatters is hiring a Sacramento-based engagement editor to lead their brand presence on social media and make their newsroom smarter about publishing and promoting their work. 

-730DC is hiring a writer or two for their daily email newsletter of local news and culture in Washington, DC. The deadline to apply is Friday. 

-Loz Feliz Ledger is hiring a Los Angeles-based reporter.  

-Kaiser Health News is hiring a Colorado-based reporter with a strong interest in health policy to produce stories on state and regional struggles over health care for both local and national audiences. 

-The Seattle Times is hiring for multiple positions, including a Project Homeless editor, an Education Lab reporter, and an Education Lab engagement editor. 

-Texas Tribune is hiring an environment reporter and higher education reporter. 

-The Hearst Midwest Group is hiring a digital editor for their Alton, Illinois newsroom. 

-Chicago Public Media is hiring a talk show host for their midday news program.  

-Southeast Missourian is hiring for multiple positions, including a general assignment or sports reporter who will also work as a college newspaper content advisor, sports reporter, a staffer who can work as a photographer and contribute stories, and a government reporter with strong analytical skills. 

-The Independent Appeal, a weekly newspaper in Selmer, Tennessee, is hiring an editor. 

-Lake County Leader is hiring a news editor to lead coverage on a wide range of beats for their Polson, Montana newsroom.

-Los Altos Town Crier is hiring a reporter to cover local government, business and other community-related news for their Los Altos, California newsroom.

-Sahan Journal in Saint Paul, Minnesota is hiring a managing editor to lead news reporting on the state’s immigrant and refugee communities.

-The American Independent is hiring a political reporter to focus on original and enterprise reporting in Washington, DC.

-The Klamath Falls Herald & News is hiring an associate editor looking to lead their Klamath Falls, Oregon newsroom. 

-The Washington Examiner is hiring a copy editor for their Washington, DC newsroom.

-The Advocate is hiring an editor for the Gambit, their free alternative weekly newspaper, to help run the print and digital publication from their New Orleans newsroom. 

-The Navarre Press is hiring a community news editor for their Navarre, Florida newsroom.

-The LaGrange Daily News is hiring a general assignment reporter for their LaGrange, Georgia newsroom. 

-WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina is hiring for multiple six-month positions, including a full-time reporter fluent in Spanish and English.

-KCUR is hiring an enterprise editor focused on in-depth reporting for their Kansas City NPR station.

-The Society of Professional Journalists is hiring a Director of Education to develop curricula and delivery methods that position SPJ as an innovator and leader in journalism education. Remote work is possible. The deadline to apply is June 17.

-The Trace is hiring a community outreach editor. The deadline to apply is June 12. 

-The Internet Freedom Festival is hiring a Community Health Researcher and Writer to lead IFF's first-ever Community Health Report. The job is remote, works on an 8-month contract, and pays $30,000 to $34,500, depending on experience.

-Fan Duel is hiring a part-time social media editor who is passionate about fantasy sports, sports betting, and sports data analysis. Send an email to [email protected] explaining why you’re the best candidate. 

GIGS AND FELLOWSHIPS

-The University of South Carolina’s Center for Innovation in Higher Education (CIHE) is hiring a historian and interpretative writer to draft a script about Reconstruction era history for an educational website. The deadline to apply is June 15. 

-WNYC Studios is hiring a temporary associate producer for the United States of Anxiety, a show about the unfinished business of American history and its grip on the future. The temporary assignment runs from July through November of this year.

-The Canine Review is looking for freelance reporters to do my dream job of writing about dogs. Payment is per word and based on your level of experience. Woof woof.

-Google News Initiative is accepting applications for its GNI Fall Fellowship supporting diversity in journalism. The fellowship is for students and graduates of color interested in working at the intersection of technology, media, and journalism. The deadline to apply is August, 1.

-The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Knight Science Journalism Project Fellowship. The fellowship is open to US residents only and supports independently conceived science journalism projects — books, investigations, documentaries. The deadline to apply is June 30. 

-The Groundtruth Project is accepting applications for its Preserving Democracy & Voting Rights Fellowship. They’re looking for story proposals that examine how threats to voting rights and democracy worldwide are unfolding at the local level, and how individuals, organizations and communities are responding. The deadline to apply isJune 15.

-Wick Communications is accepting applications for its Journalist Product Manager Fellowship to serve Sierra Vista, Arizona. Relocation is preferred but not mandatory. The fellowship is for a primarily Google-funded initiative called NABUR (Neighborhood Assisted Bureau Reporting) that combines community journalism with neighborhood engagement. The deadline to apply is June 30. 

FREELANCE: CALLS FOR PITCHES FROM WRITERS OF COLOR

-Lifehacker is looking for pitches from writers of color about food hacks of all kinds. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Reviewed is looking for pitches on beauty and men’s grooming from writers of color. Pay starts at $100 per article and varies depending on length of story and amount of reporting. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Level Magazine is looking for pitches from Black and Brown voices. Rates are at least $1 per word. Send pitches to [email protected] with the subject line “Pitch.”

-BLAC is looking for pitches covering life, arts, and culture. Prior journalism experience and a connection to Detroit is strongly preferred. Rates range from $100-$300 depending on the scope of the article. Send pitches and a few of your published clips to [email protected]

-Zora Mag is looking for pitches from Black writers documenting your joy, laughter, and innovation. Send pitches to [email protected]

-The Body is looking for pitches from Black queer and trans people about Pride Month intersecting with protests to end police violence as well as a pandemic disproportionately affecting Black people. They’re also accepting other Black LGBTQ+ stories. DM @mathewrodriguez with pitches. 

-Other Words is looking for pitches for op-eds that cover how Black Lives Matter and defund police protests have been regularly occurring in small towns and not just big cities. Rates are $200 for 600 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Flood is looking for pitches from writers of color who can help cover protests. They’re hoping to do a story ASAP incorporating interviews with black artists who’ve been organizing, protesting, or detained in the past week. Pay is $175. Send pitches to [email protected]

-The Naturx is looking for pitches from writers of color about cannabis. Rates are $0.50-$1 per word. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Race Baitr is looking for pitches from abolitionists with a family member who’s a cop. Rate is $100. Send pitch to [email protected]

-IJNet is looking for pitches from BIPOC about any topic. They’re also looking for writers to cover protests, police violence, race in the US and abroad, and more. Rates are $100 for 500-800 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Appalachian Mountain Club Outdoors is looking for pitches from writers of color that are first-person essays about your connection to the outdoors, wildlife, outdoor spaces, and recreation. A mid-Atlantic or Northeast focus is a plus. Rates are $250 for 500-700 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Nofilter is looking for pitches from writers of color related to creators, influencers, internet culture, and online activism. Rates are $0.50 a word. Send pitches and a few examples of your writing to [email protected]

-Backpacker Magazine is looking for pitches from all writers, but especially writers of color, on backpacking, the outdoors, and anything you can reasonably link to it. Rates for online articles range from $150-$250. Send pitches to [email protected]

-The Washington Post is looking for pitches from Black writers about George Floyd or anything else. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Diabetic Living is looking for pitches from BIPOC writers. Rates vary from $1 to $2 a word, depending on the section. Send pitches to [email protected] with the section you are pitching, how this story will benefit their readers, and who you plan to interview for the piece. 

-Popdust is looking for pitches from US-based POC writers, especially Black or Asian writers, about travel, lifestyle, politics, product review, finance, and CBD. Rates range from $50 to $150. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Byline Times is looking for pitches from writers of color on any subject. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Shogun is looking for pitches from writers of color experienced in e-commerce. They are specifically looking for pitches about headless commerce and PWAs but open to other pitches. Rates start at $400 for articles in the 1,200-1,600-word range. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Hollywood Suite, a subscription streaming service showing movies from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, is looking for pitches from Black and Indigenous film writers in Canada about films the channel is airing. Send pitches to [email protected]

-The Victory Press is looking for pitches from Black writers. They have a $400 freelance budget this month. Send pitches to [email protected]

-British GQ is looking to commission BIPOC writers to cover fitness, dating, sex, health, and mental health, as well as LGBTQ coverage during Pride Month. Send pitches and inquiries to [email protected]

-The New Humanitarian is looking for pitches on the intersection of humanitarianism, racism, international development, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The base rate is $0.40 per word. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Euronews is looking for pitches from Black writers and journalists on sustainable living and solution-focused environmentalism. Rates are around €100 (around $113). Send pitches to @euronewsliving

-Hello Giggles is looking for personal essays on the upcoming celebration of Juneteenth. Send pitches to [email protected]

-The Mujerista is looking for pitches about LGBTQ issues, Pride Month, anti-Blackness in the Latinx community, and resources and ways to show support for the Black community. Rates are $150 per 500 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-CBC Arts is looking for pitches from BIPOC writers. Send pitches to [email protected]

-McSweeney’s is looking for pitches of first-person accounts from police brutality protests you’ve attended. Essays can be up to 500 words and should include specific details about your experience. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Drilled is looking for pitches from Black writers of accountability reporting and personal essays. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Jewish Women’s Archive is looking for pitches from Jewish women of color. They accept opinion pieces, reviews, and essays. Pitch information can be found at https://jwa.org/blog/about

-Discover Mag is looking for pitches from Black writers about tech and climate science. Send pitches and inquiries to [email protected].  

-The National UAE is looking to commission Black journalists for the Foreign Desk. Rates are $0.45 a word. Taylor Heyman, the Assistant Foreign Editor, is also offering to look at CVs, chat about the industry, and share contacts with Black journalists. Email [email protected] for more info.

-STYLECASTER is looking for pitches from Black writers. Send pitches to [email protected]

-The Forty-Five is looking for female Black music journalists who want to take on music reviews, interviews, opinion pieces, take photos, or curate playlists. Rates vary depending on the piece. Send pitches and inquiries to [email protected]

-Tor is looking for essays and lists from Black writers about Juneteenth, as well as science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Hike It Off Magazine is looking for pitches from Black outdoor writers interested in writing about feeling unsafe hiking because of racial profiling. Rates vary from $150-$200 per article. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Joe Agency is looking for pitches for an upcoming multicultural sports vertical. They are specifically interested in features, profiles, evergreen content, and sports stories you’ve been wanting to tell. Rates are $200 for 800-1200 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-What To Expect is looking for pitches from Black writers on parenting and pregnancy. Rates vary from $250 to $400. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Rock Paper Shotgun is looking for pitches from Black writers in gaming. They are also offering to give advice on pitches and game journalism in general. Send pitches and questions to [email protected]

-The Brooklyn Rail is looking for pitches from Black writers focused on dance. Send pitches to [email protected].

-The Mary Sue is looking for pitches from Black women on every subject they cover (pop culture opinion pieces, and current events). Send pitches to [email protected]

-DSTNGR is looking to commission Black writers for a number of informative and opinion pieces in relation to the recent and ongoing police brutality against black lives and systematic oppression. Their rates are 10p per word (about $0.13). Send a DM to @iamSabrinaAnne if you’re interested. 

-Loud and Quiet Magazine is looking for pitches from music writers and photographers of color. Rates are low, but for those interested, reach out to [email protected]

-Business Insider is looking for pitches on race and money, specifically about financial inequality, racism, and the oppressive systems that perpetuate the racial wealth gap. Rates start at $200. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Kveller is looking for pitches from Black Jewish parents and JOC. Send submissions and pitches to their editor, Lisa Keys, at [email protected].

-Bella Caledonia is looking for pitches relating to the Black Lives Matter movement, police violence, creative responses in revolt, race and media in the UK, untold stories, pandemic shock doctrine, self-organizing, and mutual aid. Send pitches to https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/contact-us/

-The Observer is looking for pitches from Black writers with any film, TV, or media ideas relating to the protests in some way. They are also looking for anti-racist and anti-fascist pitches, as well as personal essays. Rates start at $150 for short pieces and increase based on reporting and word count. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Esquire is looking for pitches from Black writers who have something to say about what’s happening right now, including reported features, comment, opinion, and polemic. Rates are upwards of 20p per word (about $0.26). Send pitches to [email protected].

-Pebble Magazine is looking for pitches from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) writers who are passionate about green issues and sustainability. Rates are around £100-£150 (about $127-$191). Send pitches to [email protected]

-Games Radar is looking for pitches from BAME writers and offering to give advice. Send pitches and questions to @apacherose3

-Total Film is looking for pitches from BAME writers and offering to give advice. Send pitches and questions to @JackJShepherd.

-Well and Good is looking for pitches related to the Black Lives Matter movement and protests, but they also want wellness pitches in general. Send pitches to [email protected]. If you're a wellness practitioner, email Samantha to be added to their expert reach-out lists.

-Australian Geographic is looking for Black/BIPOC birders to share their voices and perspectives. Rates range from $250-350 for 800-1200 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Eureka Street is looking for pitches from First Nations and Black writers about the Black Lives Matter protests and/or prison and police abolition. Rates are $200 for 600-800 words. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Passage is looking for pitches from writers who are underrepresented in mainstream media. Pay is $100 CAD (about $71) for shorter opinion pieces (750 to 1200 words) and $250 CAD (about $179) for longer features (1500 to 2000 words). Payment is within 5 business days of completion of the work. Send pitches to [email protected] and go to https://readpassage.com/pitches/ for more information.

-The Bold Italic is looking for pitches from Black writers in California who want to share their stories, perspectives, and ideas. They’re open to personal essays, reported pieces, round-ups of resources, opinions, and more. Rates are $200-300. Send a DM to @claramhogan with your ideas.

-GO Magazine is looking for pitches about all things Black and queer. Rates are $100-200. Send a DM to @kim_jawn with your pitches. 

-Electric Lit is looking for pitches from Black writers for essays about books, writing, storytelling, and media. Pitches do not have to be about race, violence, and protests, though other topics may take longer to publish. Non-Black writers can still pitch, but Black writers will be paid above the usual rate. Send pitches to [email protected]

OTHER FREELANCE

-Live Science is looking for pitches from science writers who want to learn almost everything about a topic then compile that info into succinct, relevant, and entertaining evergreen articles. Rates start at $150. Send clips, resume, and what you enjoy writing about to [email protected]

-Inverse is looking for pitches about science, sci-fi, and future culture that relate to Pride Month and the LGBTQ community. Rates are $0.50 a word. Send pitches to [email protected] with “PRIDE PITCH” in the subject and include a few of your clips.

-Input is looking for pitches about tech and streetwear that relate to Pride Month. Email [email protected]

-The Take is looking for submissions from video essay writers for a character study of Mystique from X-Men. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Global Sport Matters is looking for pitches from sports writers. Pay is $1 per word. Send pitches and inquiries to @ramsammy.

-AAA’s Via Magazine is looking for pitches on finance, home, cars, transit, cycling, and pedestrians specific to Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. They’re also looking for how-to guides. Rates are $200-$500 depending on length and complexity. Send pitches [email protected] and CC [email protected]

-Digital Trends is looking for pitches on technology, digital culture, and our changing human experience, especially from unique and diverse perspectives. Send pitches to [email protected]

-Australia Pro Sports is looking for contributors focusing on softball, fantasy sports, and stats and data. Rates are $200-$250. Send inquiries to [email protected]

-Briarpatch Magazine is looking for pitches for their upcoming Labour in the Pandemic Issue. They’re looking for investigative journalism, narrative reporting, feature articles, short op-eds, interviews, roundtables, profiles, comics, book reviews, and photo essays rooted in anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, feminist struggle. Send pitches to [email protected] by June 29. 

-Rosa Luxemburg NYC is looking for pitches for their blog about how progressive issues are affected by COVID-19. Pitches should be 200 words or less. Send pitches to [email protected]

-It’s Freezing in LA is looking for pitches on greenwashing and other issues. Rates are £150 (about $191) for 1000-1200-word articles. Send detailed pitches and information on previous writing experience to [email protected]

-Best Damn Writing Magazine is looking for pitches and writers. The new online magazine and newsletter plans to cover all aspects of culture. Rates start at $200 and word count ranges from 700 to 2000 words. Send pitches and inquiries to [email protected].  

-T3 is looking for freelance writers working in consumer tech and gaming, They’re also looking for news, features and reviews writers in health, fitness and wellness. Send a DM to @PDouglas or email [email protected] if you cover any of those beats.

-Dexerto is looking for pitches from freelance esports writers who can pitch great stories on players or teams, as well as pitches related to games like CSGO, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Rainbow 6 or FGC. Send a DM to @thomaseast77 with your pitch.

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