Ku’ku’kwes News BIPOC Youth Fellowship 2024 – Application

POSITION: Journalism fellow [2 positions]
POSITION TYPE: Temporary part-time, 5-month contract, June 10-October 31 2024
LOCATION: Remote in Canada, must be legally eligible to work in Canada. New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador residents preferred.
SALARY: Average of 27 hours per week, $25.25/hr
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: June 3, 2024 at midnight Atlantic Time

The job

Ku’ku’kwes News is partnering with Journalists for Human Rights to offer two fellowship positions for reporters who identify as members of a First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit community, Black and/or other racialized community. This is an exciting opportunity for a BIPOC youth to gain valuable experience as a multimedia journalist. Ku’ku’kwes News is the only independently-owned news website that exclusively covers Indigenous news in Atlantic Canada.

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Researching, pitching and covering original news stories
  • Covering assigned news stories
  • Producing digital journalistic content (written content, photos and video)
  • Editing material for use on digital platforms (website, social media)
  • On occasion, editing stories written by colleagues

The fellows will report directly to Maureen Googoo, owner/editor of Ku’ku’kwes News and will benefit from her mentorship and guidance as a veteran journalist and entrepreneur.

Please complete the application form at this link.

If you do not have a Gmail account, email canadian.programs@jhr.ca to make other arrangements.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: These are some criteria that will be considered to result in a successful application.


  • A university degree or equivalent in journalism with proven experience in writing news for a digital publication
  • Experience in gathering digital news content (photos, audio and videos) for publication
  • Previous experience in working in Indigenous communities and/or Indigenous organizations


  • A self-starter who is confident in working remotely and independently
  • Excellent written, photography and video skills
  • Editing and preparing written content, photos and video for publication
  • A keen interest and curiosity in Indigenous news
  • Strong ability to articulate and explain issues relevant to Indigenous communities
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of digital news technology
  • A valid driver’s licence

Maureen Googoo, Owner/Editor
Ku’ku’kwes News, Independent Indigenous News in Atlantic Canada
Email: careers@kukukwes.com