UPDATE 4/6/20: The fellowship program is suspended due to a campus-wide hiring freeze. Please check back here for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We have begun accepting applications for the 2020-21 IRP Fellowships. We’re hiring 2-3 full-time fellows in investigative reporting. These positions are designed to enable select journalists with a proven ability to tell complex stories in the public interest to pursue a story for one year by providing them with a salary, benefits, office space and editorial guidance, the assistance of graduate student researchers and up to$ 10,000 for approved expenses.

Investigative Reporting Fellows must demonstrate a record of substantial experience in investigative reporting, be it in writing, producing, or editing, and will be expected to develop their proposed project to the point of funding or publishing. Their responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): conducting research, managing data, writing, video or audio production, editing, fact checking, mentoring journalism students and working collaboratively with others. Investigative reporters will meet regularly with the IRP’s leadership.

The Program is open to all working investigative journalists, with preference given to those with a master’s degree or equivalent in journalism from UC Berkeley or a similar program.

This is a one-year full-time academic appointment expected to begin on September 1, 2020. Fellows are expected to refrain from outside journalistic projects and to use the Berkeley offices as their base of operations for the duration of the the Program.


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