Sojourners seeks an energetic short-term reporter to cover faith and immigration. Aligning with Sojourners' editorial mission, the reporter will cover how migrant and non-migrant faith communities are responding to the immigration crisis unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border and around the country. The ideal candidate will have a nuanced understanding of topics related to immigration and the variety of Christian traditions in the United States.
We are seeking someone to work 20 hours a week for 12 weeks (March 4 – May 24, 2024) with some flexibility, at $30/hour plus a $200 biweekly health care stipend. This is a fully remote position with flexible hours, though the reporter will have the option to work in our Washington, D.C., office if desired. This position will report to the editor of sojo.net and work in close collaboration with the online news editor and editorial team.
This is a grant-funded position; the Sojourners editorial team retains full authority over all editorial content.
- Report at least 15 news stories as pitched or assigned for sojo.net, including a three-part feature series on a topic agreed upon by the reporter and editor
- Balance writing quick-turnaround stories on faith and immigration with longer-term, more feature-style pieces
- Monitor developments in immigration, with an eye toward faith communities, social justice, and politics to supply a steady stream of relevant story ideas and sources
- Pitch approximately two stories per week to editor
- Experience writing accurately on deadline
- Quality writing and reporting clips, preference for stories focused on religion and immigration
- Ability to move quickly and juggle multiple assignments at once
- Ability to practice appropriate self-care when dealing with trauma in the news
- Knowledge of AP style
Sojourners is committed to articulating the biblical call to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. We strive to achieve the highest quality of journalism, social analysis, and spiritual writing, which involves attracting talented people from diverse traditions, backgrounds, and cultures. Our work has earned awards from the Associated Church Press, Evangelical Press Association, and the Religion News Association, and has been cited by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other national publications.
Please send a brief summary of your experience, resume, and clips to email@example.com with the subject line: “Immigration Reporter Application.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.