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Center for Environmental Journalism, CU Boulder
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Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism


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Post Date:Jan 27, 2021Type:Part time
Start Date:Salary:71,000
Location: United States - Colorado - Boulder Job Reference:
Job Description:

Take your journalism career to the next level and deepen your understanding of environmental issues by applying for the 2021-2022 Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. Five accepted candidates will audit courses, participate in weekly seminars and field trips, and work on a significant project. In partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, these positions are offered by the Center for Environmental Journalism, part of the College of Media, Communication and Information. Thanks to a campus-wide commitment to research and teaching on the many facets of environmental problems, the university provides Scripps fellows with unparalleled intellectual resources that can be tailored to meet their needs and interests.

The program provides a $71,000 stipend and covers course tuition and fees, attendance at the annual SEJ and NASW conferences. Employment begins at the start of the Fall 2021 semester and runs for nine months through the end of the Spring 2022 semester. All university breaks and holidays will be observed.

The fellowship is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism. It is open to full-time journalists working in any medium who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. Applicants must have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and must also have a four-year college degree, at minimum. Applicants may include reporters, editors, producers, photojournalists, documentarians, and feature writers. Both salaried staff and full-time freelancers are welcome to apply. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required. We welcome international applicants, but you must be authorized to work in the US in order to apply.

To apply, visit the CU Jobs website and upload these documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter, including a Professional Autobiography
  • Three Samples of Professional Work 
  • Study Plan & Project Proposal 

Contact information for three references will be collected by our system during the application process. One referee should be an immediate supervisor or, for freelancers, an editor who has worked closely with you. References may receive an email request to provide a confidential letter of recommendation and will be given ample time to provide these letters once contacted. Detailed information about the application can be found on the CEJ website.

The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Please note: Fellowship activities may need to be modified depending on the status of the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact the Program Coordinator with questions: cej@colorado.edu.




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Center for Environmental Journalism, CU Boulder
1511 University Avenue, 478 UCB
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
Email/URL: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Faculty-Fellow/27650
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