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Fellowship

Independent Journal Review is inventing the future of news and storytelling. We need brilliant people to join us!

Join our team for the most comprehensive, hands-on digital newsroom experience on the internet! As an IJR Fellow you’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side our professional writers, editors, designers and videographers who create the most dynamic, breaking, newsworthy content on the internet.

This is a paid six month fellowship that is based in our Washington, D.C., office.

IJR, one of the largest publishers in the world, is dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative and shareable journalism. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month. We beat out our competition by having the best reporting and most creative content on the internet, building a loyal readership, and telling true stories. We are obsessed with the intersection of news, politics, and the internet. We don’t like telling stories the same way everyone else does. If this describes you, we want you to join us!

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katie-leach Katie Leach

“You won’t be treated as the new kid or the coffee grabber, from my first day at IJR I was always treated as an important member of the team. Given this immense responsibility, I was able to learn what it takes to be a journalist living and working in Washington, D.C. If you hate cubicles, elitist bosses, and regurgitating facts like every other boring journalism fellow, IJR is the place for you. If you want to work in a creative environment surrounded by dogs and people who encourage you to be the best journalist you can be, IJR is the place for you. Within my first few weeks there, I already had pieces published and the CEO took us out to lunch (free food is a big thing here). I couldn’t imagine working in a boring, dog-less, traditional setting after my time at IJR.”

haley Haley Byrd

“The IJR Fellowship Program is an incredible opportunity to get professional experience, make lasting friendships, and learn more about the field. I interned for IJR’s congressional reporter, Joe Perticone, who imparted tremendous insight into the world of D.C. politics and encouraged me to pursue stories that I would have never considered otherwise. IJR allowed me to do work that interns elsewhere would never have the chance to do. I never made coffee for anyone. Instead, I spent my time talking to members of Congress, going to press conferences, and writing stories alongside my coworkers. The Independent Journal Review is a truly remarkable company, and it is filled with outstanding, creative people. I wholeheartedly recommend the Fellowship Program for everyone.”

The online application deadline is April 17. Interested?

Apply to one or more of the openings below which best matches your skills and interests!

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is inventing a new brand of journalism and we want you to join us!

IJR has been named ‘Best in Politics for 2016’ by Digiday & called ‘the most viral newsroom of 2016’ by MSNBC.  We beat out our competition by having the best reporting and most creative content on the internet, building a loyal readership and telling true stories. We are obsessed with the intersection of news, politics and the internet.

We don’t like telling stories the same way everyone else does.  

We are investing heavily in a cutting edge, creative ways to hack the future of news and storytelling. We need brilliant people to join us!
 

During the news fellowship, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Pitch and write stories for IJR.com in-house and in the field, relating to Washington politics and national news
  • Curate social media for IJR's brand pages
  • Collaborate with other departments to pitch and develop multimedia or video concepts
  • Assist with special projects for the editorial team
  • Monitor traffic for the news team

What we want:

You have a native sense of what news is truly meaningful to our audience. We need a creative person with a love of storytelling mixed with raw journalistic savvy.

Create something new. If it’s been done, we’re not really interested. The media world has never been more diverse and accessible. Concurrently, reporters have never had more storytelling technology at their fingertips. Applicants should cherish this wonderful fusion and they should reward their readership with creative, original content.

You know your audience. Our news is custom-built for sharing. We rely heavily on knowing what our readers want before they do, and we do not cater to the pretentious elites or the numbingly polarized. 

We want to invest in a culture. Creativity is best nurtured in a relaxed, collaborative environment with lots of beef jerky, espresso, and blazing fast wifi. We can provide that. Just produce work, be a team-player, and have fun.

Some Basic Qualifications:

  • At least one year of published writing experience, in print or online
  • Basic visual storytelling experience
  • Ability to write and think creatively
  • Organized and concept-to-execution driven work mentality
  • Fast learner, critical thinker
  • Not afraid of dogs

If this describes you, let us know! We want you to be an integral a part of the premiere social publishing team for the next generation of news consumers.

Additional Details: 

  • $1,000 a month
  • Travel stipend
  • Length of fellowship is between 3-6 months, depending on editorial needs
  • Located in greater Washington D.C. area
  • Office dogs
Apply Now

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world. IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month.

The Family team is looking for a writing fellow to assist and learn how to write for an audience that cares about relationships, families and the issues that affect them. While Independent Journal Review is a political news platform, the right candidate for this opportunity would rather watch TLC and HGTV over tuning into major news networks to see what Trump is saying today.

By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to foster a more informed and diverse community of opinion, using social connections to spread fair reporting delivered in a socially native fashion.

This fellowship will be based out of our Washington, D.C.-area office in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Blow us away, and this could lead to a full-time position.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least one year of newsroom experience, preferably on a social publishing model
  • Visual storytelling experience
  • Basic understanding of family-centric content and how to connect with a parenting-focused audience
  • Ability to write and think creatively
  • Organized and concept-to-execution driven work mentality
  • Fast learner, critical thinker

If this describes you, let us know! We want you to be an integral a part of the premiere social publishing team for the next generation of news consumers.

 

Additional Details

  • $1,000 a month 
  • Monthly travel stipend
  • Length of fellowship is between 3-6 months, depending on editorial needs
  • Located in greater Washington D.C. area
Apply Now

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world. IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month.

The Culture Team is looking for a writing fellow to assist and learn how to write for an audience that cares about pop culture, celebrities, what's viral and trending, and what makes the reader do a double-take. Instead of your traditional gossip rag, we take a closer look and uncover how, in some cases, they're not that different from you and I. 

Traditionally, pop culture has been presented in a way that just skims the surface. We want to change that. By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to provide our readers with stories they can relate to.

This fellowship will be based out of our Washington, D.C.-area office located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Blow us away, and this could lead to a full-time position!

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least one year of newsroom experience, preferably on a social publishing model
  • Visual storytelling experience
  • Basic understanding of pop culture and how to write about it in a substantial way
  • Ability to write and think creatively
  • Organized and concept-to-execution driven work mentality
  • Fast learner, critical thinker

If this describes you, let us know! We want you to be an integral a part of the premiere social publishing team for the next generation of news consumers.

 

Additional Details

  • $1,000 a month 
  • Monthly travel stipend 
  • Length of Fellowship is between 3-6 months, depending on editorial needs
  • Located in greater Washington D.C. area
Apply Now

IJR has been named ‘Best in Politics for 2016 by Digiday & called ‘the most viral newsroom of 2016’ by MSNBC.  We beat out our competition this election cycle by having the best reporting and most creative content on the internet, building a loyal readership and telling true stories. We are obsessed with the intersection of news, politics and the internet. We don’t like telling stories the same way everyone else does.  

We are investing heavily in a cutting edge, creative ways to hack the future of news and storytelling. We need brilliant people to join us!

Are you looking for more than just your average fellowship? In our Graphic Design Fellowship, you will be working side-by-side with our team, creating viral, original graphics every day. It’s a hands-on experience to create content with some of the best in the business. We want to provide you with opportunities to improve your skills and learn new ones!

If you are a young aspiring designer, this is the perfect place to prove yourself!

The Offer

  • $1,000 per month, full-time, paid fellowship, Monday-Friday
  • Monthly travel stipend
  • Length of fellowship is between 3-6 months
  • Located in greater Washington D.C. area
  • An opportunity to:
    • Brainstorm, conceptualize and execute graphic solutions for our editorial team that draw the reader in and help make the story stand out
    • Work with our video team to create on-screen graphics for our videos and Facebook Live segments
    • Respond to and incorporate feedback from members of the editorial team, client managers, and the clients themselves to arrive at optimal solutions.

Other

Please provide several examples of work or a link to an online portfolio when applying.

 

Apply Now

Want to work with Hollywood legendsKardashians or Presidential Candidates? Then this could be the place for you. Independent Journal Review (IJR) is building a world-class news team that will define a new era of social publishing. We want creative, social-first content creators to join the insanity!

You have a native sense of what news is truly meaningful to our audience. We need a creative person with a love of storytelling mixed with raw journalistic savvy.

Create something new.  If it’s been done, we’re not really interested.  The media world has never been more diverse and accessible.  Concurrently, reporters have never had more storytelling technology at their fingertips.  Applicants should cherish this wonderful fusion and they should reward their readership with creative, original content.

You know your audience.  Our news is custom-built for sharing. We rely heavily on knowing what our readers want before they do.  We do not cater to the pretentious elites or the numbingly polarized. Our readers want their political news explained in everyday terms so they can understand the world around them as they swipe through their Facebook feeds, waiting for their Chipotle.

Avoid cheap, partisan reporting.  There is enough derp-y content floating around the corners of the internet. IJR is a place for political discourse and creativity.You’re a cool cat.  We want to invest in a culture.  Creativity is best nurtured in a relaxed, collaborative environment with lots of beef jerky, espresso and blazing fast wifi. We can provide that. Feel free to wear a snuggie to the office. Just produce and be a team-player.

Did we mention we had our own Presidential Debate

As a Video Fellow, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with team members to develop creative concepts
  • Develop script, storyboard, outline, and treatments
  • Produce live segments on Facebook
  • Serve as production assistant on set
  • Manage media and assist editor in post-production

Requirements

  • Experience in creating video content
  • Experience with DSLR cameras, audio and lighting equipment
  • On-set experience is a plus
  • A competitive drive
  • Ability to take direction and work in a dynamic environment 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Efficient with Premiere
  • Efficient with Photoshop
  • Experience with After Effects is a HUGE bonus
  • Experience with professional, cinema style cameras is a HUGE bonus

 

Details

  • $1,000 a month
  • Monthly travel stipend 
  • Length of Fellowship is between 3-6 months
  • Located in greater Washington D.C. area
Apply Now

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is inventing a new brand of journalism and we want you to join us!

 

IJR has been named ‘Best in Politics for 2016’ by Digiday & called ‘the most viral newsroom of 2016’ by MSNBC.  We beat out our competition by having the best reporting and most creative content on the internet, building a loyal readership and telling true stories. We are obsessed with the intersection of news, politics and the internet.

We don’t like telling stories the same way everyone else does.  

We are investing heavily in a cutting edge, creative ways to hack the future of news and storytelling. We need brilliant people to join us!
 

What we want:

 

You have a native sense of what news is truly meaningful to our audience. We need a creative person with a love of storytelling mixed with raw journalistic savvy.

Create something new.  If it’s been done, we’re not really interested.  The media world has never been more diverse and accessible.  Concurrently, reporters have never had more storytelling technology at their fingertips.  Applicants should cherish this wonderful fusion and they should reward their readership with creative, original content.

You know your audience.  Our news is custom-built for sharing. We rely heavily on knowing what our readers want before they do.  We do not cater to the pretentious elites or the numbingly polarized. Our readers want their political news explained in everyday terms so they can understand the world around them as they swipe through their Facebook feeds, waiting for their Chipotle.

Avoid cheap, partisan reporting.  There is enough derp-y content floating around the corners of the internet. IJR is a place for political discourse and creativity.

You’re a cool cat.  We want to invest in a culture.  Creativity is best nurtured in a relaxed, collaborative environment with lots of beef jerky, espresso and blazing fast wifi. We can provide that. Feel free to wear a snuggie to the office. Just produce and be a team-player.

 

Some Basic Qualifications:

 

  • At least one year of published writing experience, preferably on a social publishing model
  • Basic visual storytelling experience
  • Ability to write and think creatively
  • Organized and concept-to-execution driven work mentality
  • Fast learner, critical thinker
  • Love Freedom, dogs & America


 

If this describes you, let us know! We want you to be an integral a part of the premiere social publishing team for the next generation of news consumers.

DETAILS: 

  • $1,000 a month
  • Travel stipend 
  • Length of Fellowship is between 3-6 months, depending on editorial needs
  • Located in greater Washington D.C. area
  • Non-stop America
Apply Now