Golin is looking for talented, young people from 50 cities around the world to photograph and write about innovative urban projects taking place in their home cities.
This June 2021, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced 50 Champion Cities, representing the boldest urban innovations of the past year, that will advance to the finalist stage of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a worldwide innovation competition that encourages and spreads the cities’ most promising ideas. The program focuses on elevating the most important public innovations generated in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The 50 Champion Cities have now entered a four-month testing phase to refine their ideas with technical assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies and its network of leading innovation experts. Mayors offices in these 50 Champion Cities are testing new projects that could change their cities for the better. Golin is supporting Bloomberg Philanthropies to document this process.
We’re looking for young people to photograph and write four stories about the projects and the people behind them. Whether you’re an aspiring reporter, aspiring photographer, aspiring mayor, or you just want to see your home city thrive, this is a unique chance to peek inside City Hall. You can learn more about the project your city is working on here.
The ideal candidate is above 18 years of age, with an interest in photography, journalism or city politics; a deep understanding of their city and a passion for making it a better place.
If you’re selected, you’ll use photography and detailed captions to report on the progress of your city leaders as they implement transformative ideas over the next four months.
· Provide photos and write a short, compelling descriptions that tell the story of your city’s project and can be used on social media. You’ll be asked to complete four photostories in total over the course of four months.
· Build relationships by attending events and interviewing people working on the project.
What you get:
· A training webinar with journalists from NPR and ABC, as well as professional photographers, to learn tools and best practices for reporting on your city’s project
· A coach to guide you through the project who will make sure your photos and writing capture the essence of what your city is working on
· A stipend that’s competitive with rates for professional photographers in your city
· This is also an amazing opportunity to begin or enhance your portfolio in photojournalism!
September: Cover one event related to your city’s project and complete your first story
September – November: Work with your coach to identify and report on three more stories that show the impact and potential of your city’s project.
To be considered, please send a link to examples of your photography online or on social media, plus a resume or a paragraph about your work experience (does not need to include photojournalism experience) to:
Beth Marlowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.