Nathalie Nieves here with your November 2020 NAHJ NYC update. We are proud to continue to offer content, advice and resources to all our members. We extend our strength and solidarity to each of you. Thank you all for being a member and cheers to ten years of NAHJ NYC! Established in 2010, the NYC chapter is made possible by the commitment and support to excellence in journalism set by our members. Thank you all for a decade of conferences, career workshops, informative panels, trainings, mixers and scholarships.
We want this space to be helpful to you, the members. Below are some events and job postings we have received. Starting December, the newsletter will be sent the first of every month so keep an eye out for the latest from our chapter on that date! If anyone has news about future job openings, please email the chapter at email@example.com.
As we wait for the results of the presidential election to be finalized, we remain focused on our core values to put accurate and nuanced reporting for and about the Latinx community first. The days, weeks and months ahead are likely to be a defining time in our nation’s history and we look forward to supporting all of our members as we collectively work on the first draft of history. Follow NAHJ’s 2020 Twitter list of NAHJ members covering the election here.
NAHJ NYC ELECTION NEWS
We are so pleased to announce the new NAHJ-NYC board for 2020-21:
- President, Nathalie Nieves
- Vice President, Deyanira Martinez
- Secretary, Bianca Silva
NAHJ NYC PODCAST NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS
NAHJ NYC is proud to introduce for the first time in our chapter’s history a podcast run by and for our members. We firmly support diversity and believe in future Latinx journalists, now more than ever. We are looking for 5 journalists interested in learning all the skills required to produce and build out a successful podcast from conceptualizing story ideas, booking talent, conducting interviews, learning audio/recording to hitting pub on the NAHJ NYC website. The podcast will focus on stories that impact the Latinx community under the guidance of Pedro Rosado.
Pedro Rafael Rosado is a veteran audio producer and former staff editor for The New York Times. He was a key member of the team that developed and produced the runaway hit show, “The Daily,” and was instrumental in creating the company’s podcast department. Pedro continues to produce “Book Review” and “Popcast” for the Times. Before joining the newspaper, he was a music producer and a recording engineer. In addition to serving as co-founder and president, Pedro is also the content director of HeadStepper Media.
The NAHJ NYC Board will accept applications from students and early career journalists. Applications take approximately 2-3 weeks to process. All who apply will receive an email to let them know if they have been selected or not.
Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in journalism or an early career journalist with less than three years’ experience.
Must be enrolled in school in New York and a current NAHJ member.
NAHJ Podcast Application Instructions
Please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read: NAHJ NYC 2020 PODCAST APPLICANT.
A CV or Resume detailing your educational background, work history, awards, journalism-related internships, scholarships, language proficiency and any work done for your school or newspaper, radio and/or television.
A statement of interest of 500 words or less that explains why you are interested in a career in the field of journalism and address the following:
a) Your background.
b) What type of journalism you’re looking to pursue?
c) Any hardships or obstacles you have experienced while pursuing your journalism career.
d) Your thoughts on diversity in journalism and why it is important to have Latinx journos in the newsroom.
The due date for applications is December 1st. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Allegedly, a weekly newsletter with a focus on New York City courts and crime, is seeking freelancers to write originally reported stories on these topics — slices-of-life that can be hard news, or features. Please read previous Allegedly stories (https://allegedly.substack.com) to get a sense of the narrative style and voice we’re looking for. Send pitches to Victoria Bekiempis at firstname.lastname@example.org, with PITCH: ALLEGEDLY in the subject line. Pay is $300 for a 600-word story and/or a story that takes one day to complete.
Latino Rebels: So all you Latino and Latina political geeks, if you have an opinion take that is looking for a publisher, we are here. Email us email@example.com. Pitch away!
Wirecutter is looking for a writer to join our Deals Team. The ideal candidate has written online about sales and discounts, but if you’re an experienced writer and researcher who likes helping people save money, you’re off to a good start. Every day, you’ll find the real deals among all the mediocre and straight-up phony discounts and post them to our deals page. You’ll also post your findings and field reader questions on social media. This position reports to the Deals Editor and would require Sunday availability. Apply here.
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a highly-proficient, news-savvy video producer to join our Live Journalism team, creating original content from our widely-attended events, both virtual and eventually, in-person again. Live Journalism at the Journal connects our readers with newsmakers and ignites conversation across our communities online. Apply here.
The Pulitzer Prize Board annually awards 22 prizes in journalism, arts, and letters. In addition, the Board provides study fellowships to young journalists and hosts seminars on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism to broaden and deepen public understanding of journalistic excellence and its value to democracy and civic life. The Administrator supports the Board in its awarding of the prizes and safeguards and enhances the integrity of the prizes through oversight of all stages of the process. The Administrator supports the Board’s ongoing effort to identify significant trends and issues that might prompt changes in the Plan of Award or other rules, guidelines, or procedures. The Administrator oversees ongoing efforts to keep the website (Pulitzer.org) dynamic and to capture Pulitzer history in a user-friendly archive. Often serving as the spokesperson for the Board, the Administrator reflects the mission of the Pulitzer Prizes and executes the overall strategic plan as directed by the Board.The Administrator reports to the Board Chair and to the President of Columbia University. Apply here.
IN THE MEDIA
Isvett Verde pens a piece for The New York Times Opinion section elucidating the complex issues surrounding what many in the U.S. government and media refer to as the “Latino Vote.”
“The language society uses doesn’t just shape the national narrative, it ascribes an identity independent of who we are. ‘Audre Lorde said that the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” Nathalie Nieves, the president of the New York chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists told me. “One of those tools includes language and the way the media continues to refer to us as Latino or Hispanic.’”
More news on the Latino vote:
Latino voters tired of being taken for granted by baffled Democratic campaigns
Latino vote “can’t be ignored anymore” after Trump’s projected win in Florida
Latinx People in the US Are Never Going to Fit Into One Demographic
NAHJ 2021 CONVENTION WILL BE VIRTUAL
The national board has voted unanimously to make the #NAHJ2021 Conference virtual. We look forward to bringing everyone together virtually next year for training, networking, & celebrating to put #MoreLatinosInNews. We will share more details in the coming months, in addition to our second year providing free registration to three NAHJ NYC members.
NEW INITIATIVE: MARTES DE MIEMBROS
This is an open call to all of our NYC members! Submit a photo with a brief bio about yourself for an opportunity to get a Twitter and Instagram shout out from NAHJ NYC. Please include something about the work you are covering or something you are hoping to cover. Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEFORE YOU GO…
…If you haven’t done so, please renew your membership.