The Armenian Weekly is proud to offer early-career journalists and graphic designers an opportunity to participate in the Vartabedian Editorial Fellowship, a program launched by the Weekly and the Armenian Youth Federation in honor of beloved community member and longtime columnist of the Weekly, Tom Vartabedian.
The Vartabedian Fellowship is a six-month program which places talented, young individuals in the birthplace of American journalism and introduces them to the vibrant world of community and ethnic journalism, with an emphasis on graphic design, print layout, and other necessary elements associated with crafting a newspaper. Fellows are offered a competitive monthly stipend, as well as the opportunity to apply for extra funds to support their personal projects.
Vartabedian Fellows will be joining a historic and fast-paced micro-newsroom and will get hands-on exposure to the ins and outs of print journalism, which include learning the technical aspects of crafting a newspaper and managing a digital news server. They will also receive one-on-one support from the Weekly‘s trained editorial staff and will have access to the newspaper’s historic archives, which document the immigrant experience of one of Boston’s oldest and most vibrant ethnic communities in Armenian and English language since 1899 (the paper is the eighth oldest ethnic newspaper in the United States). Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in print design.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the deadline for the Winter/Spring session (December – May) is November 1. For more information about the program, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently accepting applications for:
Print Design Fellows
Application deadline: November 1, 2018
The Armenian Weekly is seeking capable and skilled individuals to assist in the production of its print newspaper. This is an exciting opportunity for journalism students interested in learning how to communicate their stories visually and put a physical product together, or for students of graphic design interested in getting a foot in the door in the world of journalism. Fellows will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from the Weekly’s editorial board made up of seasoned journalists, and will have access to a rare archive that dates back to 1899. Ideal candidates will:
- reside in the Greater Boston area, and be able to travel to our offices in Watertown multiple days a week to work with our editorial staff on the layout of the paper (deadlines are each Wednesday)
- commit between 25 and 30 hours each week to this role
- have the ability to work quickly and efficiently and meet tight deadlines
- be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (most importantly InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
- have prior experience laying out content for print publications, and familiarity with the basic principles of graphic design