Work with Democracy Now!

Video News Production Fellowships

Democracy Now! Fellowships are paid, full-time, temporary work placements to help early career journalists and producers develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily news hour.

Democracy Now! production staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Fellows maximize their exposure to newsroom and production practices. The Fellowship program is offered once per year.

Session Dates Application Deadline
Jul 1–Jun 30 May 10

Duties include shooting news events, editing video news packages and working on the live broadcast. Applicants must have camera and video editing skills, work well under deadline pressure and have some news or editorial experience. The ability to work well in a team and maintain a professional demeanor in all situations is required.

Candidates without the required experience listed above may consider applying for on of our Internships.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have a valid US work authorization.

To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to fellowship [at] democracynow [dot] org with “Video News Fellowship” as the subject by May 17, 2015. For each work referenced in your portfolio, please identify the role you played in the production. In your cover letter, please address these questions:

  1. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
  2. What are your goals in seeking out this fellowship?
  3. What makes you a good candidate for this fellowship?

Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No mail submissions or phone calls please. Democracy Now! is an equal-opportunity employer.