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***This position has been filled. Thank you to everyone who applied and shared news of this opportunity. We’re excited to introduce our new fellow shortly. – Sondra Rose Marie, Editor-In-Chief, 3/27/24***

Exciting news, Tagg fam! Tagg Magazine is seeking a paid fellow for a year-long term to cover issues related to the sapphicallly inclined LGBTQ+ community nationwide.

Background on the fellowship

Tagg Magazine is a member of News Is Out, a media collaborative made up of 6 legendary LGBTQ+ press publications. Members of the collaborative include Bay Area Reporter, Dallas Voice, Philadelphia Gay News, Tagg Magazine, Washington Blade, and Windy City Times. News is Out exists to advance LGBTQ+ equality through solutions-based journalism. We provide journalism for us, about us, and by us.

Through Project UP, Comcast’s $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity and economic opportunities, the company is donating more than $1 million to launch this first-of-its-kind Lab to support coverage of LGBTQ+ and Black topics in the media and encourage emerging journalists with a passion for reporting on issues of importance to these communities.

The Lab will elevate LGBTQ+ and Black perspectives through content creation and content sharing with NBCUniversal and NBCU Academy during a year-long fellowship program that places 16 fellows at the 16 total participating news organizations—the 6 News Is Out publishers and the 10 publications comprising Word In Black.

Fellows will be part of a cohort that will receive best practices and learnings from journalists and media professionals at News Is Out, Word in Black, and NBCUniversal. They will also report on stories of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and creatives in their communities, share training and resources on using technology more in their daily lives, report on policies related to access to technology and connectivity, and share the work being done to advance digital equity.

Fellows will work directly with editorial staff at News Is Out and Tagg Magazine and liaise with teams at NBCU. The fellowship is open to anyone interested in covering LGBTQ+ community and issues.


Fellowship Expectations:

  • Fellows will create one larger story (minimum of 1,000 words) per month with multimedia assets that can be shared across digital and broadcast platforms. 
  • This fellow could liaise with NBCU and any local affiliates, appear on air for segments, and share content they produce.


Time Commitment

  • This contract is for a 1-year period
  • No more than 10 hours per week
  • The fellow must be able to start work by Monday, April 1, 2024



  • $1200 stipend per month


Skills desired

  • Knowledge of and genuine interest in LGBTQ+ issues
  • Desire to report on LGBTQ+ issues and culture
  • Excellent content creation ability
  • Strong multimedia and social media skills
  • Ability to adhere to professional journalistic ethics
  • Top-tier interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Previous LGBTQ+ reporting is a plus but not required



Update: Applications are closed.




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