October  20, 2020
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Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship

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Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship REF#: JG31116
Location: online, 0
Posted: September 16, 2020
Deadline: October 30, 2020


Jack Layton inspired people by example, demonstrating that working together for social and
economic justice is possible and achievable.

It is therefore fitting for rabble.ca and the Institute for Change Leaders to proudly announce
the fourth annual search for a recipient of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.
The fellowship supports emerging writers and journalists who are passionate and engaged in
developing unique voices in social change reporting. The fellow will develop a work plan with
rabble's editor based on their submitted proposal that will include a combination of news
reporting and feature writing. The fellow will participate in story meetings with rabble editors
and staff over a period of three months. The successful candidate will be mentored and
supported in creating their articles. 
The fellowship is intended to support emerging writers and journalists. We are seeking
fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices in
social change reporting. The fellowship pays a stipend of $3,000 for the three-month period.
Fellows will work with rabble.ca over a mutually agreed three-month period in the year
following their selection.
Fellows will be asked to pitch a beat as part of the application process, and will be expected to
cover national events.
For details on how to pitch, please see our pitch guidelines here.
During the three-month fellowship the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellow will:
  • Produce weekly news reports for rabble.ca in the beat they have pitched. These pieces
    should be timely news pieces that are approximately 600-800 words in length.
  • This may be in combination with a longform piece on an issue determined in
    consultation with rabble.ca's editor.
  • Participate in rabble story meetings (by phone or online conferencing) and join
    rabble's virtual newsroom on Slack.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles.
  • Receive a $3,000 stipend for the three-month fellowship. 


The fellowship was created to cultivate and amplify new voices, and is designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in progressive, mission-driven journalism. If you are a journalist who wants to grow your publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about the need to report on social movements but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. This is not a full-time position. Fellows must be based in Canada. Writers who have contributed to rabble.ca before will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates will be evaluated by a jury of three journalists.

Please send a cover letter indicating why you should be the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellow together with your resume, beat pitch, and two writing samples to internships@rabble.ca. Entries close October 30 at midnight. rabble.ca is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage writers of colour, Indigenous and LGBTQ writers, and writers with disabilities to apply. rabble is committed to the principles of social advocacy journalism outlined in our editorial policy. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the workers of rabble.ca


E-mail: internships@rabble.ca
Web address: http://rabble.ca

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