Announcing the RISE NEWS Fellowship Program

Ever wanted to improve your writing and reporting skills while learning more about how new media works?

Ever wanted the chance to be treated like a professional reporter and have the opportunity to work on stories that can make a change?

We have something cool to tell you then.

RISE NEWS, a fast growing and highly impactful millennial focused news organization is seeking intelligent, hard-working young people to join our team as editorial fellows.

We are based in Miami, FL but you don’t have to be in order to be a fellow.

Here’s what you need to know:

Our fellows will be treated like professional reporters and will be expected to:

– produce at least three stories per week 

– commit to at least 15 hours of RISE related work per week (You can do more of course)

– participate in a weekly team Skype call

– follow news and build relationships in your coverage beat areas.

promote your stories on social media.

A quick bit on pay:

Our fellows will earn 70% of whatever their stories make from advertising or other means. Don’t do this fellowship for the pay as you probably won’t be making a whole lot. Think of the pay as a plus. And if some of your pieces go really viral, then we want to be able to properly compensate you.

The program will be starting on March 28, but we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until June. You can start at any time and the fellowship can run for as long as you want it to. (End dates will be discussed during interview process)

What will you be doing?: 

You will act as a beat reporter focusing on either a geographical area (South Florida or Alabama if you are from either one of them) or a specific thematic topic if you don’t live in one of our local focus markets (including Culture, American Politics, International Affairs, Tech, Human Interest, etc).

How to apply:

Send an email to [email protected] to the attention of our publisher Rich Robinson with the following:

1) updated resume

2) three writing samples (academic papers accepted, but published journalistic work preferred)

If you have any questions about the process, shoot an email to [email protected] as well.

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