Please submit the following materials by Oct. 1, 2015. Applications will be considered by a committee of BuzzFeed editors and respected writers and editors from across the industry. Writers accepted into the fellowship will be notified in November; the fellowship will begin the first week of January 2016. The fellowship is a full-time position. Current and former BuzzFeed employees may not apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Materials:

1. Résumé or CV.

2. Five articles, essays, or blog posts you feel are representative of your best work.

3. Statement of purpose (3-5 pages in length): Please explain in detail, in separate sections.

a. If given this opportunity, what are 3-5 reported stories/personal essays you would pursue?

b. How do these stories reflect your drive and personal mission?

c. Give 3-5 examples of cultural reporting or personal essays from contemporary writers who have had an impact on your work.

d. Why are you qualified and capable of doing work others haven’t or can’t?

f. What support do you need to take a step forward in your career? What aspects of writing and cultural reporting are you eager to learn more about?

4. Three letters of recommendation 

5. The contact information (phone/email) of three references.