Category Archives: Full-time

Post-graduate fellowship at Mother Jones

Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, located in San Francisco and Washington, DC. The editorial fellowship positions are full-time opportunities, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Tracking the connections between Russia and the Trump administration. Covering the elections. Sifting through public records and massive datasets. Reporting on private prisons from the inside. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for over 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning journalism—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in training who are deep in the trenches, making our reporting honest, meticulous, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in our collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of a six-month or yearlong intensive stint, MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve gotten paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on candidates for elected office; illuminating the transformation of the federal judiciary under Trump; and chronicling the aftermath of the President’s move to end DACA.

Fellowship positions include:

Applications for our December 2018 start-date are due October 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at

Sabrina Sanchez
Strategic Communication Fellow
Mother Jones: 2017 Magazine of the Year


Communications associate, ACLU of Iowa

ACLU of Iowa is creating a new communications associate position to expand its communications work. This is a full-time paid position. Deadline for applications is Sept. 1. For more information and to apply, see:

Digital media specialist/videographer for Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has a great opportunity for someone who loves to tell and share stories in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate for our Digital Media Specialist position is an enthusiastic social media guru, videographer and photographer who can make quick decisions and motivate others to share our love for touting all the positive DSM USA news and stories. Application deadline is Aug. 3.

Digital media fellowship, Mother Jones

Digital Media Fellow (New York, NY)

 Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart digital fellow to keep our journalism current on our social platforms, and to enhance our multimedia coverage of breaking news—especially with snappy video, quality audio, and striking visuals.

You will work closely with the digital and multimedia news teams on every aspect of modern publishing. You will collaborate with seasoned editors and reporters on pitching, scripting and executing sharply focused digital content of all kinds for our audiences on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and podcast platforms.

You’ll also attend regular skills-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

Applications should possess:

  • Experience with video and audio editing;
  • Working familiarity and ease with Adobe Creative Cloud suite (especially Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, and Audition);
  • A working knowledge of basic web languages such as HTML;
  • Evidence of hands-on production, including shooting video and recording audio in the field;
  • The ability to independently problem-solve technical pickles and adapt quickly to new formats and styles;
  • Unrelenting attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • A zeal for producing online media, and an ability to surf fast-changing news currents.

We are currently accepting applications for this position, which becomes available July 23, 2018. Start date is ASAP.

Project manager, W.D.M. schools


Position Type: Community Education/Project Manager
Location: The Learning Resource Center
Date Available: 08/01/2018
Applications due: 07/12/2018

The West Des Moines Community School District is looking for a project manager. The position assists the Director of Community Education and provides leadership regarding the overall strategy, implementation, and evaluation of Community Education programs and services, including process improvement, community outreach, and promotion. Full-time, 12-month position.  $55,000/year.  Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years in project management/communications.  Strong interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, marketing and promotion, Adobe Creative Suite.

To apply, see


School communications assistant (St. Louis area)

Lindbergh Schools, located in the St. Louis, Mo., metro area, has an entry-level opening for Communications Assistant to support the Communications Department.

Here is a link to the posting:

This would be a great way for a new graduate to get his or her foot in the door with a communications position, and it includes full health benefits. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Cross Johnston, JO’01, communications director for Lindbergh Schools: 314-729-2400, ext. 8802 or