St. Louis Public Radio Seeks Diversity Fellow

Feb 22, 2016

St. Louis Public Radio has a unique fellowship opportunity for a budding journalist who wants to hone his or her skills while working in a dynamic, driven, entrepreneurial newsroom.

This one-year fellowship is designed to discover, encourage and train a new generation of public media talent.

The person selected will have the opportunity to pursue in-depth on-air and online projects that cover topics associated with diversity, including race, access, immigration, class differences and culture.

Applicants need not have journalism or radio experience, but must show an aptitude for writing and telling stories. The fellow will gain experiences with reporting across a variety of media. They should be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity; have eagerness to learn the tools of the trade; and be comfortable paving their own way in a variety of situations.


The fellow will work alongside highly respected reporters, editors, producers (including talk show producers) and production personnel. Training will begin by observing station life and will include exposure to:

  • Journalism ethics
  • Writing for the radio and web
  • Audio production
  • On-air skills
  • Research and information gathering
  • Photography
  • Data mining and visualization
  • Social media

Being part of the St. Louis Public Radio newsroom comes with certain expectations as listed below:

  • Produce quality content for St. Louis Public Radio. This includes radio stories, online articles, photos, etc.
  • Actively go out into communities to report on people, issues and places.
  • Create articles for web and radio that reach diverse populations in the area.
  • Participate in other newsroom duties as needed.

The fellowship will be based at St. Louis Public Radio's state-of-the-art studios. It lasts 12 months with full 40-hour work weeks required. The fellow will receive a stipend and benefits.



  • A bachelor's degree is required. Candidates should not be enrolled in an academic program during the fellowship.
  • Familiarity with St. Louis Public Radio or public radio in general.
  • Reliable trasportation.

Application Instructions:

If applicable, please submit work samples. If submitting audio samples, please provide a CD or MP3 file. Send hard copies to: Shula Neuman, St. Louis Public Radio, 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108; or electronic samples to Please include with your submission a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your ideas for how this job can best serve St. Louis area residents. For additional information, call: 314-516-7353.

Applicants must apply through UMSL. Job ID: 18895.

Apply here.