The Naughton Fellow spends a year working at Poynter reporting and writing for our website, bringing fresh ideas to the Institute and industry, while participating in seminars, workshops and discussions about journalism and its future.
Past Fellows (listed below) say that wherever they go after their time at Poynter, they carry with them Jim Naughton’s “enthusiasm for the core values of journalism,” “intellectual playfulness,” “agility, curiosity — and joy.”
The 2013-2014 Naughton Fellow will be the Institute’s 10th, following these talented young journalists: Tran Ha, Ellen Sung, Robin Sloan, Matt Thompson, Elizabeth Carr Comeau, Meg Martin, Leann Frola Wendell, Pat Walters and Mallary Jean Tenore.
It was Naughton who first championed the idea of a year-long internship for Poynter Online in 1999.
Since then, the website has grown to serve more than a half-million unique visitors a month with media news and journalism How To’s.
The Naughton Fellow is part of a small team that does exciting work, makes great contacts, enjoys St. Petersburg, Fla., weather, and even gets an occasional free lunch.
The full-time position begins in summer 2013 and lasts about a year, through summer 2014, with a salary in the low-30s, plus health insurance & other benefits. You must be a college graduate (or finishing final credits remotely) as of July 2013.