There’s no centralized way to find journalism jobs, whether you’re searching for an internship or your first position. When I talk with students starting their careers, I often end up sending them a list of job sites to keep an eye on. Checking multiple sources is a good way to ensure you don’t miss new openings as they’re posted.
We’re keeping this week’s newsletter short and simple: Here’s an expanded version of that list of resources (almost all for free). Most of these include both jobs and internships. Happy applying!
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Investigative Reporters and Editors
- Online News Association
- Institute for Nonprofit News
- Public Media Jobs
- Education Writers Association
- ACES: The Society for Editing
- Inside the Newsroom ($)
- Journalism jobs and a photo of my dog
- West Coast Media Jobs & More
- StudyHall ($)
- Opportunities of the Week ($)
- National Association of Black Journalists
- Asian American Journalists Association
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists
- Native American Journalists Association
- South Asian Journalists Association
What other job-searching resources are helpful for early-career journalists? What sites did I miss? Reply and send me a note, and I’ll add more to an upcoming newsletter.
More career resources from The Lead’s archives
- Polish your online portfolio — or create one from scratch — with these tips
- Quick tips to sharpen your journalism resume
- How to write a cover letter that will land in the ‘yes’ pile
- Freelancing is intimidating — here’s how to get started
- No internship, no problem: 5 ways to put your summer to work
- Your guide to internship application season
Tell me about your internship experiences
Last summer, many newsrooms ventured into the world of remote internships for the first time during the pandemic — and while some newsrooms have returned to the office, many will still be hosting remote interns this year. If you’ve done a remote internship in the past year, I want to hear about your experience to help both students and employers figure out what they can do to make the experience as valuable as possible.
Email me at email@example.com with a paragraph or two responding to the following. I’ll feature a selection of responses in an upcoming newsletter.
- What worked well during your remote internship?
- What advice would you give students entering remote internships this summer?
- What did your internship coordinator do to make the remote experience valuable?
Opportunities and trainings
- Poynter’s internship database lists paid newsroom internships at publications around the country.
- This public list of journalism conferences tracks what’s coming up, with helpful links and registration deadlines.
- High school students, write an editorial for The New York Times’ contest by April 13.
- Students of color, apply for a fellowship to this summer’s IRE Conference by April 19.
- Apply for the Native American Journalism Fellowship and a scholarship opportunity by April 30.
- Apply for the Asian American Journalists Association’s scholarships or Voices fellowship program.
- High school seniors, apply for scholarships from Quill and Scroll by May 15.
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