Technology’s effect on our future is always changing and difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future.
Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.
Eyebeam supports over 125 artists each year through its diverse programming, which includes the Eyebeam Residency, Storyteller-in-Residence, Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, and Eyebeam’s Education programs, as well as participants in our far-reaching and responsive engagement initiatives. These artists are paid at W.A.G.E. certified standards to help ensure that artists who are engaging society’s relationship with technology are compensated equitably.
Eyebeam, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, enacts its mission of centering artists in the design of our shared future. Operating at the interaction of art, technology, and the public good, the organization provides generous support to artists and amplifies cutting-edge ideas and inventions with the public through exhibitions, talks, and shared learning. The organization’s core programs include its flagship Fellowships and Residencies, providing artists with time and support to create, grow, and distribute their work; Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ), which supports artist-journalist teams producing revelatory work for major media outlets; and the Digital Day Camp, an artist-led, multi-week youth technology program serving over 20 public high school students each summer.
Today, Eyebeam seeks to hire a Part-Time Editorial Fellow tasked with implementing ECFJ's work in commissioning and publishing artist-led journalism in major media outlets.
ECFJ is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.
ECFJ supports artists with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.
Eyebeam encourages and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds to apply for the Editorial fellowship role. We do not discriminate based on age, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in our recruitment process.
Reporting to: Executive Director and working closely with Eyebeam’s Consulting Strategist and Manager of Programs and Inclusion
The part-time Editorial fellow will be successful in artists stewardship for ECFJ and will provide:
- Ongoing expansion of the program in the development of relationships to journalists and artists
- Ongoing efforts to identify potentials for Identifying and working with artists for ECFJ engagement, in partnership with major media publications, with an emphasis on the elevation of the Eyebeam brand
- Develops, executes and delivers editorial content across Eyebeam channels, working closely with the entire team as needed to achieve target goals.
- Working with artists and programmatic partners to create original content that may also serve in conjunction with ECFJ artist's led talks for public events
- Manage content distribution for internal and external channels (Press, Website, and Social Media)
- Staying updated on trends and advising on strategy as needed for continued growth
- 3-5 years experience in writing for a leading publication or reputable organization in the Arts
- Have strong relationships within the journalistic publishing community
- Thoughtful and creative mindset, with the ability to generate and execute story ideas
- Ability to work in a team-oriented and fast-paced editorial environment to meet deadlines
- Flexible, can-do attitude
This is a Part-time hourly, non-exempt position
The Editorial Fellow will be paid from $35 to $45 per hour, commensurate with experience (24 hours weekly, paid on a bi-weekly basis)
Part-time employees are not eligible for Healthcare Benefits; however, all staff receives Paid Time Off in accordance with the federal government’s schedule of observance. Part-time employees also receive paid vacation, personal, and refresh days.
Eyebeam is committed to creating equitable systems in support of creativity and in service to artists, and therefore to society at large. Eyebeam’s work is guided by three key values: openness, invention, and justice. These principles inform every action of the organization, providing guardrails for decision-making and guidance for internal growth and public programs and partnerships.
Openness: Eyebeam requires artists who receive funding from us to release their work into the public domain. This is to not only prevent discrimination against persons, groups, or fields of endeavor but to address the systemic biases of both the technology and art worlds.
Invention: Eyebeam encourages participating artists to engage in experiment-based processes that lead to more equitable improvements or new processes that increase access and awareness.
Justice: Eyebeam believes all people are deserving of full recognition for their inherent worth and dignity, at all times. Eyebeam acknowledges that both the art world and the technology realm are inequitable environments for marginalized communities. We aim to combat that injustice by executing our mission through a values-driven approach.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:
Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programming as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a history rooted in innovation and collaboration, Eyebeam's programs are grounded in artist community dialogue. Eyebeam supports meaningful access to technology for everyone.
In keeping with other organizations similarly supporting journalistic projects, Eyebeam's code of ethics ensures truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability. If you are a freelance journalist applying for this opportunity and have commitments to major media partners, you must abide by ACOS Alliance principles. More details are here.
We will accept and review applications until Friday, February 10th, 6:00 PM EST. Only complete applications submitted via Submittable will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.