We need your help to track the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights. Apply for 50.50's inaugural feminist investigative journalism fellowships.
50.50 is the section of the independent media platform openDemocracy.net covering women's rights, gender and
sexuality. We are looking for two part-time feminist investigative
journalism fellows to work with editors Claire Provost and Lara Whyte on
in-depth and investigative reports for the series tracking the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights.
Fellowships will run for three months,
and can begin in March or June 2018. Each fellow will be expected to
work with editors on 2-3 reports, and to prepare for and attend weekly
(virtual) editorial meetings. Fellows will be paid per story – up to
£330 ($450) per report. They will also receive ongoing mentorship and
practical training. Workshops will be arranged, where possible, on
specific topics such as Freedom of Information requests, interview
skills, and feature writing, depending on projects and fellows' needs.
may be based anywhere in the world. Previous experience in journalism,
research, and multimedia storytelling is welcome. Most importantly, you
are a creative, critical thinker and collaborative team player.
We're looking for young women and trans writers, from anywhere in the
world, with ideas and enthusiasm for original, feminist investigative
journalism. Applicants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, living
in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, are particularly encouraged to
These are not full-time positions,
and can run alongside other responsibilities. They may suit freelancers
or researchers wishing to pivot towards investigations. You should be
able to dedicate approximately 7-8 hours to this fellowship each week.
You must be comfortable researching and writing
in English (with other language skills of course welcome). You must
have reliable internet access and be able to join virtual meetings (for
example via Skype).
Complete your application online by 15 February 2018.
Email [email protected] with any questions, including “feminist investigative journalism fellowship” in the subject line.