Spring 2017 Editorial Fellowship, The Intercept

The Intercept was founded in 2014 by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism that holds powerful institutions accountable. The digital magazine, a publication of First Look Media, produces original investigative reporting, analysis, and multimedia content focusing on national security, politics, civil liberties, environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, media, and more. The Intercept publishes its journalism on our website and on other platforms, including through social media and distribution partners. 

 The Intercept succeeds in its mission for three key reasons:

  • Independence: We are not governed by corporate interests.
  • Transparency: We are focused on getting to the truth.
  • Support: We provide the freedom and legal support to pursue our journalistic goals. 

Spring 2017 Editorial Fellowship, The Intercept:

Our spring 2017 fellowship program is aimed at a recent graduate interested in investigative journalism. The fellow will attend training sessions with Intercept writers, editors, and researchers, and contributions may include fact-checking, filing records requests, reporting, web production, and multimedia projects. While this is not a writing position, fellows are encouraged to pitch story ideas to editors.

Applicants should have journalism experience. To apply, submit a résumé, no more than three work samples and a cover letter. Please indicate your preferred start date: 2/13; 2/20; 2/27; or 3/6.

Deadline: January 1, 2017.

Location: New York, NY 

This is a paid, temporary position (12 weeks) and not eligible for benefits. 

We are an equal opportunity employer: People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. 


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