Senior Civic Reporting Fellow

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Journalism/Media Studies

Position Title

Senior Civic Reporting Fellow


Journalism and Media Studies


College of Liberal Arts

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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This is a one-year civic reporting fellowship focused on watchdog journalism, civic health, news literacy outreach and student mentoring. This position will report on local government agencies and create content for Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism and its media partners. This position involves working with and mentoring students in civic reporting initiatives and placements. This position also involves working with local nonprofits on initiatives to improve civic health and news literacy.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in journalism or related communications degree is required along with five years of  reporting experience with a media organization.  The successful candidate must have experience with cloud-based software such as Google Drive and Google Sheets, as well as experience with Microsoft Office tools. Must have strong writing and reporting skills with the ability to create content across multiple platforms to include digital, print, audio and video. Must have experience with data and documents generated by taxpayer-funded organizations. Must be able to understand and write about budgets. 

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Externally Funded

This position is externally funded and continuation is contingent upon funding.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?

2. Describe your prior related experience.

EEO Statement


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