Photojournalism Fellowships

The Chicago Reporter is now accepting applications for two part-time Photography Fellowship positions (three days/week), one of which is a minority fellowship. The goal of the minority fellowship program is to encourage diversity in the newsroom and to support recent graduates from historically underrepresented groups. The fellowships are 12 months long, and begin in September.

The Reporter is an award-winning investigative magazine that has been reporting on race, poverty and income inequality in Chicago and the nation since 1972. In addition to a website, the Reporter publishes a quarterly magazine.

Photography fellows will accompany reporters on their investigations and shoot a variety of photos for print and online. Photography fellows will also produce independent photo essays, slideshows and videos; and other duties as assigned. Successful candidates will be strong visual storytellers with sound news judgment and have training in still and multimedia photography, as well as a solid understanding of editing and preparing photos for web and print distribution. Candidates must also have previous journalism experience (newspaper or magazine). Some evening or weekend work may be required. A monthly stipend of $500 will be provided.


  • Recent college graduate (within the past five years)
  • Previous experience at a newspaper, magazine or other publication required
  • Must be able to write accurate and concise captions
  • Experience shooting events and people
  • Must have DSLR camera and other necessary equipment
  • Proficient in Adobe PhotoShop
  • Proficient in video-editing software such as Adobe Premiere
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, punctual, and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

Eligibility for the Minority Internship Position:

  • The program is open to African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders or Native Americans
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

The Chicago Reporter is an equal opportunity employer.


Application Checklist:

  • Resume (Acceptable file types: pdf, txt, doc, docx. Max. 1 MB)
  • Portfolio (Acceptable file types: jpg, pdf, doc, docx, zip. Max. 3 MB OR link to website)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt. Max. 1MB each)

Please note: Only online applications will be accepted. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, March 27.