REPORT FOR AMERICA Corps Member Application (2022-2023)


Report for America is looking to fill open positions with newsrooms throughout the country (Newspaper, TV, Radio Offerings). We encourage candidates who are interested in these specific positions to apply. They’ll be filled as soon as possible.

Report for America (RFA) helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by sending early-career and mid-to-late-career reporters and photographers to newsrooms throughout the country. As an RFA Corps Member, you’ll be a part of a movement to strengthen communities— and our democracy—through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless, and smart.

RFA is a two-year program, with an optional third year. (Corps Members and newsrooms renew their contracts each year.) Each service year begins on June 1 and runs through May 31. We currently have 300 reporters and photographers in 200 newsrooms serving communities across the U.S. We are growing our corps and encourage you to apply! Because of the immediate impact candidates are expected to have in newsroom settings, corps member applicants should have a minimum of 1-3 years of local news experience. Recent graduates may apply if they’ve had local newsroom internships and journalism leadership experience in college.

Report for America is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Application Process

Application Deadline: June 27th, 2022

To apply, complete the corps member application below. Should you become a finalist and be slated for one or more newsroom interviews, your application will be shared with those newsrooms.

Important Note: Please be sure to alert your two references that they will receive an email from Submittable, the application system, with our recommendation form. At the prompt in the application, we strongly recommend you send this form right away—even before completing your application.


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