Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism 2022-23.
About Ted Scripps Fellowship
The fellowship is open to full-time journalists working in any medium who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism.
Employment begins at the start of the Fall 2022 semester and runs for nine months through the end of the Spring 2023 semester. All university breaks and holidays will be observed.
- This position is a 45% appointment and is eligible for paid sick leave only (it is not eligible for medical, dental, retirement, or tuition assistance benefits).
- We welcome applications from international applicants. Note that prior to applying, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States in order to be eligible for this position.
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees is required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
- Applicants must have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and must also have a BA or BS 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.
- The program provides a $71,000 stipend. It also covers tuition and fees, and attendance at the annual SEJ and NASW conferences. While we cannot offer the same benefits offered by the university, we can offer paid sick leave and bus passes for use locally and regionally.
- The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.
Below are the specific components required for a complete application to the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism:
1. Resume/CV: Upload a résumé in PDF format which includes your education, work history as a professional journalist, and journalism awards/honors you’ve received (with the year awarded). In addition to the dates that you held each position, briefly describe your duties.
2. Cover Letter/Professional Autobiography: Please upload a PDF document addressing the following questions. In this essay, please do not duplicate your proposed study plan & project proposal. Please limit this to a maximum of 1,250 words.
- Why you are interested in the fellowship and why you are the best candidate. Describe your career as a journalist and the values that have shaped your work. In your answer, address these questions:
- What are your most noteworthy achievements?
- Why are you interested in covering environmental issues, and how would a Ted Scripps Fellowship benefit you?
- Freelancers: At the end of your Professional Autobiography, please list the jobs you’ve completed in the last 12 months, and for whom, along with a few words about what you did. If your clients are not widely known, briefly explain who they are.
3. Study Plan & Project Proposal: Please upload a PDF document explaining what you would like to study while on the fellowship, including the academic areas you propose to concentrate in, and some of the courses you might like to audit.
In addition to this study plan, describe a significant journalistic project that you would like to work on to provide focus for the fellowship year. This project could be a finished work, such as a newspaper series or a major magazine article, or it could lay the foundation for an even larger work, such as a book, documentary, or series of radio broadcasts.
4. Professional Work Samples: A minimum of three professional work samples are required. Please note: all requested work samples must be combined and uploaded as one file. If you have more than three samples or the file size is large (10MB+), please include a link to your samples instead of individual files.
March 1, 2022