Digital Media Fellowship (New York City)

Mother Jones is searching for a new digital audio media fellow based in New York City. Applications close on Friday, August 23.

Digital Media Fellowship (New York City)

Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart fellow to join our digital publishing team in New York City. This fellowship is audio-intensive. We'll immerse you in the process of turning our award-winning investigative journalism into richly textured, entertaining, and informative podcasts.

Working closely with the digital news team on every aspect of podcast creation, you will sharpen your skills in:

  • Finding and booking surprising guests, and being a cheerful ambassador for our shows;
  • Presenting thorough research and working with editors to shape scripted interviews;
  • Recording field and studio audio, and tracking down archives, news clips, and music;
  • Setting up tape syncs and other remote records;
  • Editing a variety of complex audio timelines, including mixing interviews, clips, and music;
  • Writing program materials, social media posts, and short articles for our website;
  • Keeping show calendars current and producers on task.
  • At the heart of this fellowship is learning from seasoned editors and producers how to make sharply focused digital content, backed by skill-building sessions covering topics that span the entire organization.

If jumping on breaking news before finalizing the mix for a long investigation, then finally locking in that one guest you've been chasing for days sounds like a fun, productive week on Earth (it does to us!), then this is the fellowship for you.

More info and application details at

Google visit inspires students

By Whitney Johnson

Many college students may not receive the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from big-time companies such as Google. However, last week, Hampton University students were given quite a few chances to make an impact, while a company representative hosted sessions, workshops and "coffee chats" over a three-day period. Pictured at right are Google Ambassadors Zac Hinton and Candice Brown; The HUnderground member, Brianna Dance; and Google representative, Chastity Wells.

Junior Zachary Hinton, a computer science major and broadcast journalism minor from Raleigh, N.C., interned at Google recently.

"My experience at Google this past summer was the experience of a lifetime," said Hinton. "My internship at Google increased my knowledge in both computer science and broadcast journalism." He added, "I not only learned how to code in HTML/CSS, but I also got the chance to make video scripts and edit videos for Google's YouTube page in Final Cut Pro."

Google's visit also gave hope to graduating seniors who wish to acquire a job upon graduation. "Google's visit to our school helped to ensure the probability of me being able to enter a very successful company," said graduating senior Deniqua Washington, a broadcast journalism major from Virginia Beach, Va.

These students' advice and encouragement may not only influence what they put on their resumes, but also how they view Google's hiring process. They now know that it is important to not just meet expectations but to go beyond them. In the words of Google, "Great just isn't good enough."

The writer is a student at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.