The Walrus is currently accepting applications for the CIBC Digital Fellowship for Emerging Black Journalists. The new paid full-time twelve-month fellowship is dedicated to early-career Black journalists with less than three years of professional experience in journalism.
One fellow will be chosen to hone the skills and tools required to develop and produce a variety of digital media. They will also receive mentorship from the digital team at The Walrus, regularly meeting to discuss ongoing work with the team and develop a training plan for skills they wish to gain during their time at the magazine.
The fellowship is supported by the CIBC Foundation. In 2021, CIBC made $70 million in donations towards the foundation to contribute to social impact initiatives and with intentions for it to grow to $155 million over time.
“We are thrilled to partner with the CIBC Foundation to launch this new fellowship,” said Jennifer Hollett, executive director of The Walrus, in a press release. “This is the second program established by The Walrus in support of rising Black journalists in Canada. This fellowship is another step towards building a more inclusive media landscape in the country.”
Fellows will be paid at a rate of $700 per week throughout the twelve-month program.
Fore more information about how to apply by March 28 at 5 p.m. ET, visit The Walrus website.