At Hakai Magazine, we believe in the power of journalism to bring coastal science and societies alive for readers. Since we launched in 2015, we’ve grown our online magazine to 186,000 monthly readers, won major journalism awards, and shined a light on issues that matter.
We love what we do. And we want to help develop the next generation of journalists. The Immersive Journalism Fellowship program enables us to host two six-month paid fellowships each year. This is a program of the Tula Foundation.
The fellows are integral to our editorial team and participate in weekly editorial meetings and decision-making around story selection. Specific duties depend on the qualifications of the individual and the current needs of the magazine, but may include: fact-checking, researching, writing, newsletter prep, editing, photography, videography, video editing, data visualization, motion graphics, animation, and/or illustration.
The fellows are responsible for writing a feature story, under mentorship from an experienced senior editor. Travel may be required as part of the fellowship, particularly for feature story research.
Fellowships typically run from May–October but there is some flexibility on the exact dates. The positions are generally posted in late January or early February. The current status of applications is listed below.
Applications for our 2021 fellowships are now closed. Check back in early 2022 for details of our 2022 fellowships.