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Digital Fellow

  • 2024-04-01 3:42 PM
    Message # 13337415

    About Democracy Now!

    Democracy Now! is a non-profit news organization based in NYC. We produce a daily TV, radio and internet newscast that is carried by more than 1,500 stations worldwide. Our website,, gets tens of millions of visits annually and we have more than four million followers across social media platforms. Everyone who works at Democracy Now! is committed to creating and distributing high-quality independent news – it’s a great place to work.


    Democracy Now!
     fellowships are full-time, one-year positions with benefits including health, retirement and paid time off. The fellowships provide support and mentorship to underrepresented early-career journalists and digital media professionals, including BIPOC, people with disabilities and gender nonconforming people.

    Democracy Now! is committed to building greater diversity in newsrooms and training the next generation of journalists. Fellows will develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment, and have the opportunity to bring their unique voices, perspectives and experiences into the newsroom. Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help fellows maximize their exposure to newsroom, production and online publishing practices.

    A successful Digital Fellow will thrive in a deadline-driven daily news environment and be passionate about maintaining and expanding the audience for Democracy Now! online. 

    Strong candidates will demonstrate proven news judgment and high ethical standards and be avid news consumers on social media. Fellows are encouraged to suggest innovation and improvements to our digital processes based on their outside experience and current digital news trends. 


    The workday begins as early as 7 a.m. ET to coincide with the live daily TV & radio newscast at 8 a.m. ET.


    Session Dates 
    1 year, beginning spring 2024


    Application Deadline
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received, so applying early is strongly encouraged. All applications must be received by April 22, 2024.



    • Assist with daily drafting, copyediting and posting stories from our daily news hour and from our archives to Democracy Now!’s social media channels.
    • Help monitor social media and trending news items that could become part of ongoing coverage. This may include pitching story ideas and possible guests
    • Identify areas for innovation and improvement, as well as ways to enrich Democracy Now!’s coverage based on your areas of interest and outside experience.
    • Assist with monthly reporting and analytics, identifying trends and ways to better engage the audience.
    • Assist with promoting special programming, events and fundraising campaigns, as needed.



    • 1-3 years of experience with social media and digital journalism.
    • Familiarity with news writing and AP style.
    • Avid news consumer on social media. An interest in U.S. politics, international news and social justice issues is a plus.
    • Basic image and video editing experience (further training can be provided).
    • Strong proofreading skills, detail-oriented and can meet daily deadlines.
    • Familiarity with social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.
    • Experience maintaining social presence and strategy for a news outlet or comparable organization in a collaborative environment. Content management experience (WordPress, Squarespace, etc.) is a plus.
    • Commitment to Democracy Now!’s independent media mission
    • Creative, flexible and comfortable with the pressures of a live news environment.

      Compensation and Benefits: 

      • Salary is $62,400
      • Benefits include health, dental, paid time off and more!


      Other Information

      • Applicants must have a valid U.S. work authorization.
      • This is an NYC-based position with onsite work requirements.
      • The latest 2023-2024 COVID-19 booster is required for this position unless Democracy Now! has approved a specific medical or religious exemption in advance of the first day of work.


      Democracy Now! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ-identified people are encouraged to apply.


      To Apply:

      Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received, so applying early is strongly encouraged. All applications must be received by April 22, 2024 and must include:

    • 1.     A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment
    • 2.     A cover letter that addresses the following points:
    • Why are you a good fit for this position?
    • How did you discover Democracy Now!?


    Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No mail submissions or phone calls please.

    Last modified: 2024-04-01 3:43 PM | Jacqueline Sam
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