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Boston University NEWSROOM FELLOW, WBUR News and Programming in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The WBUR Newsroom Fellowship is a yearlong program for journalists eager to pursue a career in public media. Applicants should be recent graduates or early-career journalists who are ambitious, hold a passion for public radio, are looking to build reporting and production skills, and have a demonstrated experience with and commitment to advancing issues of underrepresented voices in public radio. The Fellows will embed in different parts of the newsroom, rotating approximately every three months, maximizing exposure to the many aspects of public media. Each fellow will be paired with a newsroom mentor that will guide them through the entire fellowship program.

  • Newscast: The Fellow will learn how to gather and write headline-style stories for broadcast, navigate WBURs newsroom content management systems, and record and edit audio.

  • Live Broadcast: The Fellow will join the production team of a WBUR show, will pitch ideas and learn how to produce daily segments for air, both live and pre-recorded.

  • Digital: The Fellow will learn how to prepare stories for WBURs website, write headlines, and deploy social media strategy.

  • Reporting: In the final months of the fellowship, the Fellow will use the skills developed in the previous rotations as a reporter in the newsroom.

The Fellow will both have a chance to pitch ideas and be assigned to stories, working with an editor to learn piece scripting, editing, and story production.

Required Skills

Open to candidates who have recently received or are about to receive an undergrad or graduate degree, or who have recently embarked on a career in journalism.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience