The Hakai Magazine Immersive Journalism Fellowship program will not be running in 2024. We apologize to any interested journalists and hope the program will return in 2025.
At Hakai Magazine, we believe in the power of journalism to bring coastal science and societies alive for readers. Since we launched in 2015, we’ve grown our online magazine to 308,000 monthly readers, won major journalism awards, and shined a light on issues that matter.
We love what we do. And we want to help develop the next generation of journalists. The Immersive Journalism Fellowship program enables us to host two six-month paid fellowships each year. This is a program of the Tula Foundation.
The fellows are integral to our editorial team and participate in weekly editorial meetings and decision-making around story selection. Specific duties depend on the qualifications of the individual and the current needs of the magazine, but may include: fact-checking, researching, writing, newsletter prep, editing, photography, videography, video editing, data visualization, motion graphics, animation, and/or illustration.
Fellows can choose one of three primary goals for their fellowship: news, long-form, or editing. The fellows will each have a dedicated mentor assigned to them, based on the skills the fellow wants to develop. Travel may be required as part of the fellowship, particularly for feature story research.
Fellowships typically run from May–October but there is some flexibility on the exact dates. The positions are generally posted in late January or early February. The current status of applications is listed below.