Editorial Fellow

The Forward Association | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/24/2023

The Forward is seeking a responsible and resourceful aspiring journalist to work side-by-side with its editor-in-chief on strategy, operations, new initiatives and her weekly newsletter. This year-long fellowship is a great opportunity for an omnivorous learner and dextrous doer. It is a full-time position, represented by the News Guild, with a salary of $46,000 and generous benefits, to start in July 2023 or as soon as possible afterward. 


This is not a reporting and writing job, though there may be occasional opportunities in those realms. It is, instead, a front-row seat to the challenges of digital nonprofit journalism, a chance to participate in real time in the transformation of a venerable legacy institution into an innovative, modern, essential outlet for news and conversation. 


The ideal candidate will be passionate about digital media and also about the Jewish world. Nimbleness and ability to juggle multiple assignments is a must, as is humility and humor. The fellow should be someone who thinks and moves quickly, researches widely, writes cleanly, communicates professionally, works collaboratively and has a strong sense of mission. Social-media savvy is a must; fluency with audience/analytics tools a plus; eagerness to learn new skills/tools and independently find solutions to problems essential. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the editor’s weekly column/newsletter, including quick-turn research, proofreading and production
  • Managing inbox of reader feedback, communicating with audiences on behalf of editor and team and spearheading callouts to readers on various topics
  • Spearheading our republication program, including sending weekly emails recommending stories and other communication with partners
  • Developing new partnerships/audience channels  to promote our journalism
  • Curating and creating printable magazine of the week’s top stories
  • Helping the editor / team prepare for, program, plan and promote events
  • Preparing material for internal and external presentations
  • Surveying competitive landscape and other research/analysis for new initiatives
  • Digging into audience data to understand trends and find opportunities, compiling analytics reports
  • Proofreading, sourcing photos and handling production for articles on forward.com and creating content for social media channels
  • Assisting in recruiting contributors across our diverse communities


The Forward, founded in 1897 as a daily Yiddish broadsheet, is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, now publishing in English and Yiddish at forward.com. It is an independent,  reader-supported nonprofit, run by the Forward Association, and committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in coverage, staffing and culture. Applicants need not be Jewish.


To apply, please send resume, five clips, a one-page pitch for the gig and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Subject line: Editorial Fellow


Salary46,000.00 - 46,000.00 Annual
Full Time | Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Arts/Entertainment/Media | Fellowship
Organization Type
Printing & Publishing
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
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