Fellow, Research & Production Assistant – Education

By | November 3, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Fellow, Research & Production Assistant – Education

Salary : $18 Per Hour

Company : Minnesota Public Radio

Location : Remote US

Position Information: Hours: 40 hours per week

  • Location: Remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.)
  • Start Date: January 30 2023 – June 30 2023
  • Compensation: $18/hour – $23/hour (salary will be based on individual’s education and/or relevant experience)

Fellow Research & Production Assistant – Education:

Are you an aspiring journalist interested in education? We are looking for an inquisitive and determined person to join our team. As a research and reporting fellow you will be contributing to ongoing reporting about education and how people learn which will result in print and audio pieces. We need someone with superb organizational ability who can consume and synthesize large amounts of information. You must have strong writing skills and be able to work independently. You will be assigned questions and asked to dig until you find the answers. Familiarity with audio production is a plus. We are open to candidates with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. If you are interested in education good at research and committed to fact-based high-impact journalism we want to consider you!

Key Learning Goals:

  • Identifying researching and organizing key information and audio.
  • Researching reporting and organizing methods and tools.
  • Learning methods of open-records requests.
  • Learning various audio editing and production software.
  • Conceiving planning and writing long-form investigative reporting.


  • Conducting research for producers and correspondents to support reporting including library/internet research search tools and pre-interviewing calls to sources.
  • Writing summaries of research.
  • Participating in planning calls.
  • Helping to draft and fact-check scripts and articles.


  • Eligible to accrue sick time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.
  • Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan.


  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
  • Professional development: on-the-job training intercultural development assessment formal performance review feedback sessions etc.
  • Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master or Doctorate degree OR have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Work experience with or demonstrated ability in reporting/research.
  • Ability to write meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in news education policy and research and long-form journalism.
  • Knowledge of public radio.
  • Must possess general computer skills including facility with internet research.
  • Ability to manage time.
  • Ability to type and work on programs like Word and Excel.
  • Ability to learn new computer programs quickly.
  • Regular consumer of news.
  • Ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Mac-based programs such as Pro Tools editing software.
  • Demonstrated journalism radio and news writing experience.
  • Documentary or in-depth project experience.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex age national origin protected veteran status disability status sexual orientation gender identity or expression marital status genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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