New Ways Fellowships, Mentorship, Job Opportunities

NLGJA has established three fellowships for working journalists as part of “New Ways: Reporting HIV & AIDS Today.”

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NLGJA – The Association of LGBT Journalists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention have established a strategic partnership to increase access to information on HIV and AIDS prevention, testing, treatment and stigma reduction. To help achieve the goal of getting the word out, especially to reach men who have sex with men, people of color and transgender Americans, NLGJA has launched a series of trainings and other resources for journalists as part of “New Ways: Reporting HIV & AIDS Today.” To further the reach, NLGJA has established three fellowships for working journalists.

Each of the three NLGJA Fellowships provides a $2,000 stipend for either:

Option 1. The production and publication/broadcast of three (3) mutually agreed upon articles/multimedia packages, each 600 to 1,200 words long or in 1- to 3-minute segments.

Option 2. The production of three video packages covering the topics covered during the NLGJA New Ways training seminars.

Fellows must agree to provide monthly updates and work with NLGJA in editing and fact checking prior to publication or broadcast. All work must be completed by September 30, 2016.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated journalistic talent and coverage of HIV and AIDS prevention, testing, treatment and stigma reduction.
  • Experience as a working journalist for a newspaper, news magazine, TV or radio station, news agency or online news outlet or as a freelance journalist or videographer.
  • Experience covering or working with high-risk populations including men who have sex with men, people of color and the transgender community.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter describing your interest covering HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, testing and stigma reduction, relevant experience covering these subject areas, experience reaching out to specified target populations that are particularly at risk, story ideas you’d like to explore with the support of a fellowship and your connections to get the stories published or broadcast
  • Résumé
  • Two samples of your work from the past year
  • Letter of support from an editor or supervisor; if you are a freelancer, please provide a letter of support from someone who has edited, published or broadcast your work

Please email NewWays@nlgja.org with any question and to submit application materials for consideration. The application period will be open until all three fellowships have been awarded.

Download the New Ways Fellowship Application


Why YOU Should Be an NLGJA Mentor

The NLGJA Mentorship program creates long lasting relationships and is a great way to give back to the industry.

The NLGJA Mentorship Program connects you with another NLGJA member looking for professional guidance and who will work with you through the twists and turns of career planning. Working together, mentors and mentees can build new skills that will undoubtedly enrich the field of journalism.

There are many benefits from being a mentor. Here is what you have to gain:

  • Recognition as an expert and leader in the industry
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Development of personal leadership and coaching style

Being a mentor is an opportunity for you too. For more information on NLGJA Mentorship program or if you’re interested in being a mentor, go to www.nlgja.org/mentorship-program/ or contact Mentorship@nlgja.org.


Opportunities Available on the NLGJA Job Board

Content Producer, KNBC
Los Angeles, CA

The Content Producer will be responsible for writing, producing, desktop editing and gathering content for all NBC4 platforms. Will work closely with management, editorial staff, anchors and reporters.

News Producer, KVEA
Los Angeles, CA

Telemundo 52, Los Angeles, is looking for a Producer to join our award-winning news team. The Producer is responsible for the successful coordination and execution of a show. The Producer will be responsible for news of the day, special coverage, in-depth stories, breaking news and other news-related content as needed.

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