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stitcher breakthrough fellowship program

Stitcher is beginning a Breakthrough Fellowship program in the Fall of 2018. We are the pioneering podcast network behind hit shows including Stranglers, Levar Burton Reads, Dear Franklin Jones, Unladylike and The Sporkful.

We believe the podcast industry's workforce should reflect society at large, in all its diversity. The Stitcher Breakthrough Fellowship is designed to help recruit diverse talent and promote inclusivity in podcasting. It will provide valuable industry experience and connections, close mentorship, published work for your CV, and the possibility of joining the team at Stitcher full time in the future.

During the fellowship, you will gain broad exposure to various stages of podcast production. Depending on your skills and interests, you could be matched with an existing show or new production, or you may be paired with the show development team to work on finding talent, piloting and launching new shows.

You will be based in either our New York or Los Angeles offices. The fellowship will run for four months, beginning in the Fall of 2018. It is a full-time position, paying $25 per hour pre-tax.

who you are:

We are seeking applicants who identify as part of one or more underrepresented groups in podcasting. Areas of underrepresentation could include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, economic background, sexual orientation, age, and/or ability.

This Fellowship is open to producers from any media, as well as journalists or writers who want to move into podcasting, and other people specializing in audio or media. This is not aimed at recent college graduates; you should have at least 3 years of work experience.

If you're an aspiring podcasting professional seeking experience in a fast-paced environment with ample opportunity for personal and professional growth, we want to hear from you!

how to apply:

To qualify for an interview, please submit a one-page cover letter explaining who you are and why you are a good fit for this position. In your cover letter, please include an original pitch for an episode of one of Stitcher's network shows, or an idea for a new show for the network. Your pitch should address the "who, why, what" of the story or podcast, the audience, and the reason this episode or new show needs to exist now.

Please submit this with your résumé, as one document.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 15th, 2018.