WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, is seeking a fellow to assist in the production of a documentary about Ida B. Wells, which will be included in the Chicago Stories series.
The fellowship is offered through the Judy and John McCarter Family Fellowship Program, whose mission is to help build diversity in the next generation of media producers and will address a vital need for opportunities for young adults from under-resourced communities. The experience gained through these internship opportunities will provide a more prepared and diverse pool of trained media professionals.
Depending on whether the fellow is a student or out of school, the Judy and John McCarter Family Fellowship provides either one semester or six months of hands-on training.
-McCarter Family fellowships will be offered to individuals from under-resourced backgrounds including students enrolled in a program of higher education, new college graduates, or young adults 18 years old or older who have been out of school 12 months or less who seek to build their skills in order to enter the media production field.
-In order to give candidates the opportunity to devote themselves to a fellowship, they will be paid $15/hour.
– Time commitment: 3 to 5 days/week from approximately 10/19/20 to 04/16/21
– Historical research
– Archival images and footage research
– Field production and editing assistance
– Perform other duties as assigned
-Demonstrated interest in American history
-Excellent research and communication skills
-Ability to multi-task and work independently
Applicants should include a resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the fellowship.