Frequently Asked Questions for Journalists

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Be sure to review the specific requirements listed for each open position. Our first cohort of newsrooms publish in English, so you are expected to be fluent in English.

While you don’t need to have been trained as a journalist, experience working as a journalist or in a news organization is important. Be sure to check the specific requirements of the open position you’re interested in.

Since you will be an employee of the newsroom organization itself, your salary will be in the local currency.

This application window is open until March 8. We’ll be announcing our inaugural cohort of corps members in the spring.

You will be an employee of the local news organization. You will be edited and managed by them.

Report for the World is unique from many other global reporting fellowships in that we give priority to local reporters who are from the communities they are serving. We’re looking for people who want to be a local journalist in that community for years to come—not candidates who are looking for a short-term or fellowship opportunity.

If you’re interested and qualified for more than one open position, there is no limit to how many you can apply to.

You’ll start the new job in mid-April.

The program is for one year. After the first year, if you and your news organization want to continue for a second year, you can.

There’s no age limit, though the program is mainly for emerging journalists—those relatively new to their journalism career. 

We believe that local journalism is, at its heart, a form of public service, where journalists get to serve their communities with reporting on under-covered issues. It’s not just a job. It’s a calling. 

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At the start of the program, you’ll spend time learning from expert journalists and other trainers about your beat, specific skills to know, and more. Ongoing training throughout the year will build on that. You’ll also have the opportunity to be paired with a mentor who will give you personal, ongoing guidance.

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