Journalism Fellowship: ​ICFJ Google Fellowship India 

​Journalism Fellowship: ​ICFJ Google Fellowship India 

Deadline: Application is Ongoing and Not yet Specified .
The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants with a background in immersive and multimedia journalism for a six-month ICFJ Google Fellowship to help strengthen use of these tools and processes in Indian newsrooms.

The Fellow will lead the design and execution of a series of immersive storytelling projects at top Indian newsrooms, ensuring maximum organizational impact and best possible audience engagement. His or her work will be supervised by current ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi and the ICFJ Knight team in Washington, D.C.

To achieve success in this role, you need to be an experienced journalist and multimedia producer with a strong understanding of news media and the latest visual storytelling formats. You must be a strong communicator and teacher at heart, enabling you to connect with local journalists and media managers to lead regular in-newsroom training sessions and guide them through news projects in which they adopt new technologies and storytelling formats. You must think deeply about methodology, curriculum and project management, and drive the creation of open tools and frameworks that enable digital-led reporting in ways that are cost-effective, sustainable and easily replicable for other newsrooms in the region.

The Knight International Journalism Fellowships are designed to instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide. The goal is to seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process. Fellows partner with newsrooms, startups and other organizations to help them adopt or invent technology that engages and informs the public. They will work in key areas such as mobile services, data mining, storytelling and social media. With the help of our Fellows, local journalists have improved environmental, business and health coverage, and uncovered corruption and mismanagement, improving living conditions in their societies. Each project is designed to ensure that the impacts and achievements last beyond the Fellowship.

Fellow candidates must have the experience and skills necessary to lead these projects, and be able to act as a thought leader for broader influence on media. Typical qualifications:

  • Experience working in newsrooms
  • Experience creating digital- and/or mobile-news media content and strategy
  • Experience managing digital production and innovation teams, while working to tight deadlines
  • Experience incorporating the use of social media and/or data in news media
  • Experience measuring results, such as the impact of content, adoption of technology and audience engagement
  • Success at replicating, adapting and creating technologies to answer local needs
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate program results as a speaker, blogger
  • Strong project- and time-management skills
  • Experience in the target region
  • Fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in the local language of the target country/region
  • Training or coaching experience


  • During the Fellowship, each Fellow receives an allowance for expenses related to the Fellowship, and an honorarium. 
  • Fellows also receive an allowance for health-insurance coverage in their home countries and emergency coverage if they are working outside their home country. 
  • Fellows receive two weeks of paid vacation per year.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience leading media projects that demonstrate pioneering use of the latest digital tools and multimedia gear for immersive visual journalism
  • Experience in and vision for use of interactive video, drone videography, 360/VR narratives, text-led social microcontent, other distributed or immersive visual media formats and tools
  • Ability to budget and prescribe multimedia kits and crew for various project types and scopes
  • Experience in major newsrooms in the Global South, preferably in India
  • Excellent leadership and management skills; bonus points for being influential in journalist/digital communities and networks
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and manage several concurrent projects with timely deliverables
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills to connect with newsrooms and mentor reporters
  • Experience tracking key project analytics and metrics, including story reach and engagement
  • Fluency in English and Hindi
  • The Fellow will be based in New Delhi, India, for his or her Fellowship. The duration of the fellowship is six months, with the goal of starting October 2017.

For Enquiries:

You can direct any questions to: Luisa Pires Luciano at 

How to Apply

If you are interested in being a candidate select the Google India role on page one of the form. 

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