AJ+, Al Jazeera’s new digital channel, is on the hunt for six seriously stellar young people from around the globe to make up their first class of AJ+ Fellows.
It’s a one-year gig, it’s paid, and it’s an opportunity unlike anything else, an opportunity to be at the heart of the next generation of storytellers. Throughout the year, you’ll work with and learn from the core AJ+ team. You’ll join them in their adventure as they introduce AJ+ to the world, and you’ll be a valuable part of making sure this introduction unfolds with fireworks.
Does this sound like you?
You’re passionate about empowerment and a wizard on social media. You’re on top of all the big news stories, but you’re just as sharply tuned in to the micro-conversations happening across your region that aren’t making headlines.
You can identify and effectively interact with a range of influencers across your region. You can write a punchy tweet, and you can engage people in and help drive a substantive conversation online. Plus, you can crack a joke now and then.
You don’t need a PhD or decades of experience. You don’t even need a gazillion Twitter followers. But you do have to be downright obsessed with the news and trends in your region and – just as importantly – with the pursuit of unearthing untold stories. You’ll also ideally have some experience under your belt that shows us you can do the job, whether that’s activism, reporting, blogging or something else altogether.
Deadline: August 1, 2014