Deadline: January 15, 2024
Applications are open for the Pacific Islands Financial Investigative Reporting and Mentorship Initiative 2024. Report for the World, in partnership with East-West Center, invites independent news organizations from across the Pacific Islands to apply to host a full-time financial investigative journalist for up to three years.
The Pacific Islands Financial Investigative Reporting and Mentorship Initiative will support Report for the World corps members in six partner newsrooms in five to six Pacific Island countries, which may include The Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Nauru, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
This special call for newsrooms is supported in part by PROJECT Governance, a multi-year partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Pacific Community, and East-West Center to strengthen democratic institutions and promote sound, just, and responsive government in the Pacific Islands region.
- If selected, Report for the World and East-West Center will provide newsrooms with salary support to hire local journalists and offer professional development in journalism safety, cyber security, investigative reporting, visual journalism, international collaboration and story design.
- Open to independent news organizations from across the Pacific Islands.
The application process for Report for the World is highly competitive with two rounds of interviews with shortlisted applicants to determine a mutually beneficial fit. The selected newsrooms will then hire corps members through a competitive process and welcome them as full-time employees of the newsrooms for up to three years.
For more information, visit RFW/EWC.