Media Policy Fellow, Media Policy Initiative
We are seeking a small number of part-time, non-residential Media Policy Fellows for our Media Policy Initiative (MPI). The Media Policy Fellowships are designed to attract creative thinkers from old and new media who will develop, track, and critique innovations concerning practices, institutions and policies in the field of media and democracy.
MPI, part of the Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, is a hub of forward thinking academics, technologists, strategists, policy analysts and journalists. MPI’s work is focused squarely on responding to both the challenges as well as the opportunities presented by the digitization of media and politics, MPI staff and fellows focus on policies to invigorate public service media, increase independent public interest reporting, and improve citizen access and engagement with high-quality information. By tracking and critiquing policy initiatives at the federal level, and innovative media efforts in communities across the country, the initiative aims to spur and support the development of media ecosystems that serve the many needs of the U.S’s diverse population.
The part-time fellowships will last between six and twelve months and may be extended. The deadline to apply is July 2, 2012.
- Conduct investigative and analytical research into policy issues related to journalistic practices, media and democratic institutions, and media policy.
- Lead and convene discussions of individuals interested in the work of the Media Policy Initiative.
- Write position papers, op-eds, articles, and blog entries.
- Other responsibilities as agreed.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- A strong record of academic, journalistic, and/or government work in one or more of the following areas: media policy, journalism, government transparency, new media, and e-participation.
- Exemplary writing skills.
- Proven quantitative, analytic, and research skills.
- Demonstrated ability to accurately and concisely summarize complex information for multiple audiences.
- Solid knowledge of and/or experience with media policy issues.
- A graduate degree in public policy or a related field is a strong plus.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit our website to apply.