I didn’t always have a mission. For the first seven years of my career, I worked in the software industry. The work was interesting, and I had a craft, for sure, but not a mission. All that changed when I quit my job to become a journalist.
Our mission at NPR Visuals is to make people care. Everything we do: The things we make, our design process, and how we measure success, all flow from that mission. It’s awesome.
Are you ready for a change?
The Knight-Mozilla fellowship is an awesome opportunity — for you and for us. It’s a chance for you to change your life, to try out working in a newsroom. You’ll learn a ton, and we’ll learn from you.
We’re open to folks from all walks of life, but if you’re a filmmaker, graphic designer, or involved in the digital humanities, we’d especially love to hear from you. No sweat if you can’t code or haven’t reported a story before — we’ll teach you.
(As for the specific work you’ll be doing… it’s hard to say! That’s one of the joys of working in a newsroom. We work on short schedules, and news deadlines. But I can say that you’ll work with us to report and tell important, impactful, visual stories, online.)
Want to join our mission? APPLY NOW!