Who We Are:
We’re Scout. We publish two free, hyperlocal, bimonthly print magazines—Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville—with a distribution of 60,000 copies and two websites. We’re constantly on the ground in our community looking for interesting news stories, cool new businesses, and awesome individuals who deserve a shoutout. And we’re hiring.
What We Need:
Scout is looking for a highly motivated, independent candidate to serve as our fellow. This individual will be responsible for a lot of writing. The fellow writes our regular sections for each magazine, including: Winners & Losers, What’s New, and the news features. Fellows are also expected to contribute web articles as time allows, although this is flexible, and are invited to pitch additional pieces at a regular freelance rate.
This position is ideal for recent graduates who are looking to gain invaluable experience. We will also consider seniors in college.
This is a chance to spend two months diving into investigative local news features that aren’t being covered by national outlets—a rare opportunity in local media these days. Scout writers have gone on to work at the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, and more.
This is a 9 to 12 month commitment, depending on the fellow’s availability. Fellows can work remotely, but are encouraged to come into the office in Central Square in Cambridge at least once a week. Fellows are paid a stipend of $200 per month.
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Please send applications by 11 p.m.
Who You Are:
You’re clever, organized and efficient. “Self-starter” is a job description cliche, but that really is the type of person we’re looking for. We’re a small team, and we need someone who’s comfortable taking charge, coming up with great ideas, and owning this role. While you will receive guidance from our editor, we will not be holding your hand. You should be a strong writer and a master at meeting deadlines. We’re looking for someone who’s comfortable balancing multiple projects, who isn’t afraid of meeting new challenges head on, and who has a proven record of doing this in previous positions.
There’s also room for this position to grow. Let us know if you are interested in assisting with social media, copyediting and proofing, designing in InDesign, photography, video production, or more, and we will work with you to get you the skills you need to succeed.
– Undergraduate degree in journalism or equivalent
– Minimum one year experience in a writing or editing role
– Exceptional organizational skills
– Familiarity with Cambridge and Somerville
– Knowledge of AP style
Would be a plus:
– Knowledge of InDesign
– Photography experience
Does this sound like you?
Please send a resume, cover letter, and three relevant clips to Lilly at lmilman[at]scoutmagazines[.]com with the subject “Editorial Fellowship.”
Send them to the email address above.