Apply to Be a 2021-2022 Alma College Writing Fellow

Calling all Jewish college students!

Attention all Jewish college students who love to write: We are excited to announce the second year of our Alma College Writing Fellow program! Last year, we had an incredible cohort who wrote a wide range of essays, listicles and reported pieces. (See all their writing here!)

For the 2021-2022 school year, we’re looking for a small group of Jewish undergraduate students to join our team for the upcoming school year who are eager to learn more about digital publishing and writing for the internet. All self-identifying Jews of any level of religious observance/non-observance are welcome to apply (i.e. it’s OK if you haven’t “done anything Jewish” since your bat mitzvah, or if you never even had a bat mitzvah, and it’s also fine if you’re shomer Shabbat, etc. etc.).

This will be a remote program where you’ll be in regular contact with our editorial team and fellow… fellows. As an Alma College Writing Fellow, you’ll be part of a sounding board for the Alma editorial team, connect with other Jewish college students in a warm, supportive environment, and have the opportunity to pitch and write for Alma!

Alma is part of 70 Faces Media, the largest digital nonprofit Jewish publisher in North America. At 70 Faces Media, we value diversity, and we encourage all — especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in Jewish spaces — to apply. We value candidates with insight, perspective and experience regarding diverse segments of the Jewish community, including but not limited to Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, LGBTQ Jews, patrilineal Jews and Jews by choice.

This is a non-paid position, but fellows will be paid standard rates for all published articles.

To apply, follow this link. Submit your application by August 1, 2021.

You will be asked to upload a file answering the following questions:

(1) Pitch two Alma articles you’d like to write for us (following our writing guidelines here). Please make this a one paragraph pitch, including a suggested headline and subhead.

(2) What does your Jewish identity mean to you? (500 words) (Understand “identity” however you’d like.)

(3) Share a piece of writing you are proud of, either as a link if it is published or attached in the doc (try to keep it in the 1,000-word ballpark).

Feel free to reach out to hello@heyalma.com if you have any questions.

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