REPORT FOR AMERICA: Local Journalism, National Service
Applications Now Open for more than 50 Journalism Positions
Report for America (RFA) is a national service program that places talented early-career and experienced journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities across the United States and its territories. By creating a new, sustainable model for journalism, Report for America provides people with the information they need to improve their communities, hold powerful institutions accountable, and restore trust in the media. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.
We are seeking talented, service-minded journalists and photographers to join our reporting corps. Applications are now open for more than 50 journalism positions in newsrooms of all types – digital startups, daily and weekly newspapers, radio and TV stations, a wire service and more. RFA is a two-year program, with an optional third year. Check out our interactive database of job openings, salary ranges, newsrooms and beats here, including those focused on Black communities. Other reporting opportunities include the environment, elections and voting, state government and rural communities. Candidates applying should have a minimum of 1-3 years of local news experience. Recent graduates may apply if they’ve had local newsroom internships or journalism leadership experience in college.
Report for America is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
To apply, complete the corps member application here. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2024. Should you become a finalist and be slated for one or more newsroom interviews by our selection team, your application will be shared with those newsrooms.
Important Note: Please be sure to alert your two references that they will receive an email from Submittable, our application platform, with the recommendation form. At the prompt in the application, we strongly recommend you send this form right away even before completing your application. Your application will not advance if we don't receive your two references by February 7, 2024 - the reference deadline.
Contact the Report for America recruitment team at email@example.com or join us for one of our virtual information sessions. You may register for an information session here.