Read more about Report for America in this E&P cover story!
Report for America is seeking talented, service-minded journalists and photographers to join its reporting corps — a two-year program (with an option for three years) that delivers a wide range of benefits to its corps members:
- Significant Beats: Report for America corps members cover a variety of beats, including healthcare, statehouse, climate, education, city hall, local business, communities of color, sports, religion, photography and more.
- Training and Mentorship: Report for America offers more than 70 training sessions per year from experienced journalists and other experts, helping corps members sharpen their skills. We also pair you with a national mentor at the top of their game for additional skill-based/coverage gap-related support.
- All-Around Support: In addition to a robust peer network of fellow corps members who are covering similar beats and living in nearby towns, Report for America’s regional managers — deeply experienced, award-winning journalists — are assigned to support every corps member and partner newsroom.
- Community Service: Corps members volunteer their time on a student journalism or youth media project. The goal is to support the media literacy of young people by helping them produce stories about the world around them.
- Springboard to Career Success: Report for America graduates get hired by their newsrooms or by other regional, national and international outlets. Corps members win dozens of state, regional and national awards.
“Report for America provides a unique opportunity for journalists to pursue meaningful, local beat reporting that is sadly missing from many of today’s newsrooms,” said Earl Johnson, vice president for recruitment and alumni engagement at Report for America. “Beyond talented reporters and photojournalists, we are looking for a diversity of individuals who see journalism as a calling, who want to make a difference within their communities.”
Reporting opportunities include healthcare, K-12 and higher education, rural communities, cities and towns, and sports reporting. See the entire listing of newsroom positions and salary ranges here.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 30. To learn more, visit reportforamerica.org/apply or contact a member of the recruitment team at email@example.com.
About Report for America:
Report for America is a national service program that places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities across the United States and its territories. By creating a new, sustainable model for journalism, Report for America provides people with the information they need to improve their communities, hold powerful institutions accountable and restore trust in the media. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.