Grants and Jobs of the Day: Dow Jones, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Tribeca Film Festival


Looking for some new opportunities? We’ve been scouring the internet today to provide you with new journalism opportunities and grants to make your projects into a reality. Today we have some jobs and grants that are sure to pique your interest. From Ohio to Oregon to New York City, here are today’s job and grants list:


Announcer – Oregon Public Broadcasting

OPB seeks an Announcer to serve as OPB Radio’s primary weeknight announcer. This non-exempt regular status position is part-time and includes a salary and benefits.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities: This position announces program continuity and monitors OPB radio broadcasts during shift, responding to any concerns or problems associated with broadcast audio/content. They respond to emergency and technical situations. The position requires preparation and on-air delivery of newsbreaks and weather and may include preparation and delivery of hourly newscasts and traffic. They serve as a part of OPB’s on-air fundraising team and may fill-in for absent announcing staff, when necessary.

Director of Communications and Content – Ohio Newspaper Association

“The Ohio Newspaper Association, the trade association for more than 300 Ohio newspapers and affiliated websites, seeks someone to direct member communications, manage multiple websites and lead its social media initiatives. It’s a great position for someone who wants to make a difference for Ohio and gets excited about the future of media.

The ideal candidate will combine strong technical skills with a background in journalism, marketing or public relations. The position involves writing, editing, Web development, use of databases, social media tools and design of marketing materials. Content is deployed across multiple platforms for the association as well as the Ohio Newspapers Foundation, the Ohio Coalition for Open Government and our for‐profit affiliate, AdOhio. The communications director also is directly involved in development of member programs and training seminars.”

Financial Services Editor – Dow Jones

Dow Jones Newswires is seeking an experienced editor to manage a dedicated group of U.S. reporters and investigative technical writers covering the financial services industry . Candidates should have proven experience in real-time financial journalism, strong writing skills and a keen eye for finding news in the investment banks, commercial banks, insurance, hedge funds and consumer finance industries. Experience managing a dynamic group of journalists is desirable as is the ability to balance breaking news stories with big-picture thematic pieces. The team writes for Dow Jones Newswires as well as the online and print editions of The Wall Street Journal.   Applicants should attach a resume, cover letter and three to five clips to the application. The position is based in New York City. (Via Gorkana)

Reporter – Dow Jones

The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires are looking for a reporter based in its NYC office to cover emerging markets with an emphasis on foreign exchange. Duties involve close coverage of developing country sovereign and corporate debt, equities and currencies, as well as economic issues, both at the country and regional levels. Coverage often focuses on the BRIC – Brazil, Russia, India and China – grouping.

Experience covering emerging markets and/or foreign exchange markets is desirable. Language skills – Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Russian – are desirable, though not required. The reporter needs to be a quick, clean writer with strong analytical skills, able to cover fast-moving markets and events with market-moving speakers, and capable of producing insightful, informative features. (via Gorkana)


Tribeca Film Institute & Heineken Voces Grant:

  • Supports Latin American artists living in the U.S. and working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects that offer new perspectives on their cultural experiences.
  • Project Status – For narratives: films at any stage of production from treatment to rough cut. For documentaries: films in the advanced stages of development, production and/or post-production.
  • Region: For Latino filmmakers based in the United States
  • Funding: Two $10,000 grants being awarded (for one feature narrative and one feature documentary)

Interested in applying for the Heineken Voces grant? Check out — deadline’s October 10th.

Journalism Grants, Fellowships, and Training Roundup



Looking for new ways to fund your journalism project? Want to learn new multimedia skills? Have an investigative story that needs a little money? We’ve put together a few grants, fellowships, and training opportunities that could help you advance your journalism and content writing service. The deadlines are all right around the corner so apply now!

Fund For Investigative Journalism Grant
Deadline: Aug 15

The Fund’s Board of Directors meets periodically throughout the year to consider grant applications for investigative projects and books.

It is Fund policy to pay the first half of approved grants to successful applicants, with the second half of the grant paid on evidence of publication of a finished project in accordance with the original proposal. Second half grants are not guaranteed if projects are not completed in a timely fashion or if the projects are published in a different form or in a different outlet than originally proposed.

All entries must be written in English.

The average grant is $5,000. The Fund will pay for out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs or public records document fees. The Fund grants will not cover grantees’ writing fees or salaries, the costs of purchasing equipment, or other capital expenses.

Multimedia Training Course for Hispanic journalists and US journalists covering finance issues for minority and immigrant communities.
Deadline: TODAY

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering a Multimedia Training Course in English and Spanish. The courses are for Hispanic journalists and US journalists covering information for minority and immigrant communities. Preference will be given to journalists who cover financial issues for those communities. They will run September 2, 2011 to September 30, 2011.

This course will allow participants to have a hands-on training on a variety of topics including social media, storytelling, video editing, how to use data visualization, graphics, website development, shooting videos and more.

USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Aug 26

This Fellowship is open to professional journalists from print, broadcast, and online media around the country, including freelancers. Applicants need not be fulltime health reporters, but they need to have a passion for health news (broadly defined). Applications from ethnic media journalists are strongly encouraged, as are applications proposing collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic news outlets. Applicants must be based in the United States. Journalism students are ineligible. Please contact us at if you have questions about your eligibility.


Knight Center/ NEA Community Arts Challenge
Deadline: August 18

If art happens in a community and no one covers it, does it have an impact? With this question in mind, Knight Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are seeking ideas from individuals and organizations for the development of new, sustainable models for arts journalism.

No idea is too unusual. Embedding a nonprofit reporter in a for-profit news organization? Creating a new collective to share professional work on a volunteer basis? Asking the community to decide which arts stories are best and put up the money to cover those? Have better ideas that never would have occurred to us on our own? Fill out and submit the online application form at


Knight Foundation and NEA will award first round winners up to $20,000 to develop their “Idea to Action” plans to provide a clear description of your project and how it will impact arts journalism in your community including new ideas for collaboration and sustainability. From this pool, we will identify a second round of winners who will receive up to an additional $80,000 to implement their idea over a two year period.