REPORT FOR AMERICA: JOIN THE MOVEMENT! Applications Now Open for 150 New Journalist Positions Report for America (RFA) helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by sending early-career and mid-to-late-career reporters and photographers to newsrooms throughout the country. As an RFA Corps Member, you’ll be a part of a movement to strengthen communities— and our democracy—through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless, and smart.
RFA is a two-year program, with an optional third year. (Corps Members and newsrooms renew their contracts each year.) Each service year begins on June 1 and runs through May 31. We are growing our corps and encourage you to apply! Because of the immediate impact candidates are expected to have in newsroom settings, corps member applicants should have a minimum of 1-3 years of local news experience. Recent college graduates may apply if they’ve had local newsroom internships and journalism leadership experience in college. Report for America is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Application Process To apply and view our individual journalism openings by location, beat, and media type, visit our site here or go to our website at reportforamerica.org.
Please Note: When applying, be sure to alert your references that they will receive an email from Submittable, the application system, with our recommendation form. At the prompt in the application, we strongly recommend you send this form right away – even before completing your application. The deadline for all reference forms is Monday, January 31, 2022. That’s the same day your application is due. Your application will not advance if we don’t receive your two references on time.
Application Deadlines December 31, 2021—Early application deadline. Apply by this date for early review and consideration for placement in newsrooms for interviews. January 31, 2022—Final deadline for corps member application submission.
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