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Fellowship, Breaking News

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world. IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the U.S., averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month. Traditionally, news and politics have been presented in a way that doesn’t lend itself the social web. We want to change that. By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to foster a more informed and diverse community of opinion, using social connections to spread fair reporting delivered in a socially native fashion.

We're looking for creative and passionate News Fellow who can identify and create high quality, relevant, viral multimedia journalism, from concept to execution. You should be an absolute news junkie, addicted to the news cycle and native to the news instinct that is so necessary in this modern digital environment. This News Fellow will work with our established news reporters and editors to present to our audience the most important, breaking news of the day.

During the news fellowship, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Curate breaking news topics 
  • Publish well-sourced news posts about politics and/or current events
  • Follow your own leads and write original stories, as curated and approved by your direct manager


  • At least one year of published writing experience, in print or online
  • Understanding of what makes viral news 
  • Ability to work quickly, in a collaborative fashion, with editors and/or other team members
  • Fast learner and critical thinker
  • Familiarity with video clipping a plus (Grabien, TVEyes)

Additional Details: 

  • $1,000 a month
  • Length of fellowship is between 3-6 months, depending on editorial needs
  • Located in greater Washington, D.C. area
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