The Enterprise of Vogue is launching the fourth iteration of the annual Subsequent Technology Black Journalists Fellowship, a six-month, part-time, paid reporting and writing programme designed to coach and publish aspiring Black writers within the subject of vogue enterprise journalism.

Black tradition has an outsized affect on the style and sweetness companies, not solely in designing the merchandise, photographs and silhouettes that affect the buyer at massive, but additionally setting tendencies and validating standing symbols that outline a cultural second. However behind-the-scenes, Black professionals are underrepresented and infrequently lack alternatives to affix the expertise pipeline. The disparity extends to the media shops that cowl the sector, an issue that the fellowship seeks to handle.

Former BoF fellows have gone on to affix the corporate full-time, or proceed freelancing for the publication after the fellowship ends.

“Previous to becoming a member of BoF as a fellow, I used to be a rising senior in faculty and I had by no means coated vogue from a enterprise lens,” mentioned Yola Mzizi, editorial apprentice at BoF and a former fellow. “By the fellowship, I realized the required abilities to inform a compelling story for business insiders backed with details, evaluation and deep reporting. These are abilities that set me up for my first function post-graduation within the BoF newsroom right now.”


The BoF Subsequent Technology Black Journalists Fellowship goals to assist Black writers with a passionate curiosity in vogue, magnificence or enterprise journalism and the business at massive who don’t have an intensive observe document of revealed work. Are you a retail employee with a aptitude for writing? Or a nurse who needs to carry your science schooling to writing about magnificence merchandise? This programme could possibly be for you.

Black writers from any nation are eligible to use. This consists of people of combined heritage. Candidates are welcome to proceed working full or part-time in different components of the style business, or in different sectors, in the course of the fellowship. College schooling shouldn’t be required, neither is a proper resume.

Fellowship Particulars

How lengthy is the fellowship?

The programme will begin on July 1, 2024 and final six months.

Is the fellowship paid?

Sure, fellows might be paid. The programme doesn’t embody advantages. Pre-approved reporting bills that align with our editorial insurance policies might be reimbursed.

What number of fellows are within the programme?

We plan to work with two fellows per six month interval.

Who chooses the fellows?

The fellows are chosen by members of BoF’s editorial workforce.

How are functions judged?

The prime goal of the fellowship is to determine and practice future journalists and create a expertise pipeline for BoF itself. Candidates should present a dedication to both the media or vogue business. Potential fellows will submit solutions to a collection of questions explaining why they wish to be part of the fellowship and share ideas on the sorts of tales they wish to write. They will even ship by means of a writing pattern, which may be any written content material whether or not it’s a weblog submit, essay or thread on social media. Functions might be reviewed on the idea of the standard of their concepts and fervour for the enterprise of vogue and sweetness, in addition to their profession ambitions. Candidates needn’t restrict their focus to range, inclusion or fairness points.

What sort of work will the fellows carry out?

Fellows will spend upwards of 4 hours per week within the first two months of the fellowship to coach and examine the essential rules of journalism, from interviewing, sourcing, pitching to writing. Within the following 4 months, fellows will write as much as six or extra articles, which is able to embody information tales and one or two longer-form options items, while attending weekly catch-ups with fellowship coordinator. These tales might be revealed on BoF and would require upwards of 10 hours per week per story. The man can be required to be out there for each day correspondence with editors and the programme coordinator in the course of the story course of. Candidates can have part- or full-time jobs to which the schedule may be accommodating, however fellows are anticipated to fulfil the weekly time dedication.

What sort of expertise ought to the fellows count on?

Fellows might be paired with members of our editorial workforce who will first present an intensive curriculum on reporting fundamentals and undergo these classes with the fellows each week. Classes might be accompanied by weekly assignments. When it’s time for fellows to start reporting, the programme coordinator will information them by means of the method of pitching, reporting, writing, fact-checking and producing a narrative for publication.

Will BoF require fellows to observe BoF’s editorial coverage?

Sure, fellows might want to adhere to BoF’s editorial insurance policies, which embody pointers round reporting practices and conflicts of curiosity. Whereas we perceive fellows may match in different components of the style and sweetness industries whereas taking part within the programme, they’re prohibited from writing about any firm with which they’re employed in any capability or during which they’ve any monetary curiosity.

How you can Apply

Please fill out the Typeform utility linked beneath by Might 31, 2024, at 5 p.m. EST. Whereas there aren’t any restrictions on size, we advocate that you simply purpose for lower than 300 phrases per query. A handy technique to reply every query is to sort out your response in a Phrase or Google doc, and paste it into the Typeform fields. Functions is not going to be thought-about until all of the questions are addressed. Formal resumes usually are not required.

  1. Please briefly introduce your self to us.
  2. What are your profession ambitions and the way have you ever been working towards it?
  3. Why are you curious about the enterprise facet of the style and/or magnificence business?
  4. What’s a very powerful subject within the vogue or magnificence industries right now that’s not already coated extensively by the media? Select one, be particular and clarify why the difficulty is critical to you.
  5. The modifying course of can usually be troublesome and demanding. Describe one occasion the place you acquired crucial suggestions. Have been you in a position to incorporate it into the ultimate product? Or maybe with hindsight, is there something you’ll have finished otherwise?
  6. What do you hope to get out of this fellowship?