Laura Flanders Show/Justice Reporting Fellowship (1 spring & 1 fall) 2023/4

Laura Flanders Show/Justice Reporting fellowships are part-time, three-month placements at a nationally syndicated, independent TV and radio program for aspiring and early-career journalists and digital media professionals with a lived experience with the criminal justice system.

Fellows will develop skills and gain experience producing short videos and in-studio discussions for a weekly public affairs program, and have the opportunity to bring their unique voices, perspectives and experiences into the newsroom.

All fellowships are remote, reporting directly to Laura Flanders (host and executive producer), and meeting virtually with staff in every area of production. Flanders and her staff will provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help fellows maximize their involvement in production and promotion practices.

Fellows will be expected to work roughly 20 hours a week and participate in the production of 2 -3 half-hour episodes. They will also be expected to produce 2-3 short videos in support of those episodes, in collaboration with LF Show staff. Fellows will be paid $500/week for 12 weeks and credited on screen.

To apply: Send a letter expressing why you’d be a good fit for this fellowship and an edited video of no more than 3 minutes in length plus one idea for an episode of the Laura Flanders Show to jobs@lauraflanders.org with the subject heading “Justice Reporting Fellowship”. Video may be recorded on a phone but must include at least one person speaking to the “camera.”

The Laura Flanders Show, which calls itself “the place where the people who say it can’t be done take a backseat to the people who are doing it”, is a forward-looking TV and radio program produced out of New York by a not-for-profit organization, Curious Communications Inc, and distributed nationally by American Public Television and the Public Radio Exchange.

On the web: http://lauraflanders.org
On social: @theLFShow
Send inquiries to jobs@lauraflanders.org
Organization: Curious Communications; The Laura Flanders Show
Position: Weekend Editor
Rate: $25-$50 per hour
Job Type: Part-time
Schedule: Weekends only
Work Location: Remote

The Laura Flanders Show (www.lauraflanders.org) brings in-depth discussion about racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice to public television and radio. Every week, award-winning journalist Laura Flanders invites activists, artists, journalists, scholars, and impacted community members into conversation about the strategies they’re using to build a better future.

The Laura Flanders Show is seeking a Remote Weekend Editor who exhibits an exceptional understanding of the narrative arc and core ideas of the LF Show. This individual will be responsible for working 8 hours per week and will collaborate with our team of producers and editors to streamline the editing process for weekly episodes, incorporating transcript edits into a rough cut for review.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Episode Rough Cut Delivery:
- Assemble the show according to instructions provided by the production team.
- Build a multicam sequence incorporating the organization's graphics package with both studio and Zoom recordings, in addition to syncing audio.
- Produce a rough cut complete with show slates, placeholders, and graphic elements for each episode.
- Submit a working project file to the editors in a timely manner.

This role is a contract position designed for a weekend editor following a well-defined workflow. The role serves to bridge the gap between weekly edits for our current editors, working primarily during weekends with a possible Friday/weekday hand off. The Weekend Editor will not be tasked with any other duties outside of the ones listed above.


- Proficiency working with Premiere Pro (we use Premiere Pro CC 23 Teams)
- A strong understanding of multicam sequence setups, audio sequence synchronization
Ability to:
- Follow written and verbal instructions
- Work independently
- Communicate when issues and/or problems arise
- Strong internet connection for download of large video files (up to 40gb) and upload of exports.

Join our team and contribute to the creation of compelling television content that informs, educates, and inspires audiences in the US and around the world. We look forward to reviewing your application!

The Laura Flanders Show is an equal employment opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are offering $25-$50/hour depending on experience. Please send your cover letter, a link to your current reel and CV to jobs@lauraflanders.org. Make sure to include "Remote Weekend Editor" in the email subject line.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation.