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Staff openings

There are no full-time staff openings at this time. For information on the types of jobs at the American Press Institute, see our current staff.

College students

Students or recent graduates can apply for our paid summer fellowship program. Applications are now closed for Summer 2019.

Freelance and consulting opportunities

API also works with many current and former journalists as short-term consultants to research and write Strategy Studies, put together Thought Leader Summit events, or help us in other ways with our programs. Below is a list of current areas in which we are seeking part-time freelance or consulting help.

  • Research fellow: Research and contribute new knowledge that aligns with one of API’s primary areas of interest: understanding the audience, sustainable business models in journalism, culture change, or accountability reporting. On occasion API commissions scholarly work on these topics, written for a practical use among its news industry audience. API interests vary over time, please inquire (formed ideas are preferable).
    Experience level: Graduate degree or higher, or roughly mid-career work experience.
    Time commitment: About 12 weeks, or other mutually agreed timeline based on project.
    Pay: Flat fee per project
  • Research assistants: Work with API’s team to gather information about the news industry or produce relatively simple website elements drawing from API’s original research. A variety of tasks and roles are available at any given time, please inquire.
    Experience level: Entry level, good for current journalism students or freelancers.
    Time commitment: Flexible, choose your own work schedule.
    Pay: Hourly rate

Contact us if you have an idea of a journalism-related research topic not listed here that you would like to propose doing with us.

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