Code Switch Fellowship, NPR




Friday, September 30, 2022

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$12,000 stipend


Home Based


Temporary, Fellowship


Not Stated

Job Description

We launched the fellowships last year as a way to help develop experienced journalists interested in telling thoughtful, nuanced stories about race and identity from people and places we might not otherwise hear. Our fellows produced three of our most compelling episodes of the past year: how "Pretendians" hurt real Indigenous people and communities, tackling racism through therapy and the experience of POCs with albinism.

This year, there are two fellowships designed to allow experienced, working journalists to develop and report an in-depth story about race, identity and social justice. The story will air on the Code Switch podcast and radio show, with editorial help and support from the editors and producers at Code Switch and NPR. We'll work with your current employer to coordinate schedules, timing and publication.

Fellowships are open to all mid-career journalists and storytellers. If you're at an NPR member station in the U.S., we'd especially love to hear from you!


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Role and Responsibilities

What you should expect:

These fellowships are designed to be flexible, so that fellows can continue working their current jobs while crafting their stories for Code Switch. Fellows will receive a stipend of $12,000 to cover travel and reporting affiliated costs, worked out in conjunction with the fellow's current employer. Up to two candidates will be selected.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 

What we're looking for in a fellow:

  • Ideally, you're a mid-career journalist and already have a story in mind, but could use guidance and resources to report.

  • You would benefit from weekly check-ins with a dedicated editor, training on how to report, script and produce sound-rich narratives, and working with a team that has expertise covering race and identity.

  • You might have a track record covering stories about race, working in audio or both.

  • You're excited to spend 6-7 months working on one story, from ideation to reporting, scripting and production.

How to Apply

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