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RICHMOND PULSE YOUTH MEDIA STARTUP

 

Richmond Pulse will be working with 6 to 10 youth and young adults from Richmond CA, who will be trained as community health reporters for the purpose amplifying the voices of local residents, shining a light on health disparities that exist within their community and having a say in how our community is seen and perceived by those outside of it. Their stories will be distributed and made visible to the wider community via online and traditional outlets (print publication, web platforms). The long-term objective of this initiative is to build a permanent and sustainable infrastructure for community journalism in Richmond that will serve as a source of local information for residents and policymakers alike.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Richmond Pulse is seeking applicants with a passion for multimedia story telling. Responsibilities include writing print stories, shooting photos/videos, recording audio, and interacting with the community. Applicants need not be proficient in these fields as there will be training but they need to be eager to learn, able to take criticism, and revise projects as necessary. Applicants need to be punctual for meetings and deadlines. Flexible schedule is a plus as applicants need to be able to react the ever-changing news environment.

 

Youth journalists will produce multimedia stories (print, radio, and video) to shed light on community health issues in the Richmond, CA. The youth journalists will work with the Youth Media Coordinator to produce journalistically sound, quality work. They will shed light on issues affecting the community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Youth journalists should be within the ages of 15-24.
  • Must live in Richmond, CA, or surrounding cities. (El Cerrito, San Pablo, etc.)
  • Youth journalists can attend schools outside of the Richmond as long as they demonstrate a commitment to this project.

 

COMPENSATION

 

Each student will be paid for his/her work. The amount of the stipends are to be determined.

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

 

Please contact Youth Media Coordinator Malcolm Marshall at: mmarshall@richmondpulse.org

YOUTH JOURNALIST APPLICATION

If interested, please fill out the following application and submit electronically.

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