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openDemocracy’s 50.50 Women’s Rights and Corporate Power Reporting Fellowship 2018

Deadline: March 23, 2018

Are you up to the task of investigating women’s rights and corporate power around the world? Apply for the 50.50 Women’s Rights and Corporate Power Reporting Fellowship 2018. 50.50 is the section of the independent media platform covering gender and sexuality. They are looking for one part-time reporting fellow to work with their editors on stories related to extractive industries, corporate power, tax justice, and the rights of women, trans and gender non-conforming people.

This fellowship aims to demystify how the global economy works and is in partnership with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), as part of its project to share knowledge around economic justice. The fellowship will run for five months, starting April 30, 2018. The fellow will be expected to work on 1-2 articles each month, and to prepare for and attend weekly (virtual) editorial meetings.

  • The fellow will be paid per piece produced, from £150 for a short article up to £300 for a more in-depth report;
  • They also receive ongoing mentorship and practical training. Workshops will be arranged, where possible, on topics such as Freedom of Information requests, interview skills, and feature writing, depending on the fellow’s projects and needs.
  • Fellows may be based anywhere in the world, location is not an issue;
  • Previous experience in journalism, research, and multimedia storytelling is welcome;
  • Applicant should be a creative, critical thinker and collaborative team player;
  • They’re looking for young women, gender non-conforming and trans writers with ideas and enthusiasm for original, feminist journalism;
  • Applicants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, living in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, with a passion for racial and economic justice are particularly encouraged to apply.