Community News Fellowship

The Vineyard Gazette, an independent, award-winning weekly newspaper, is seeking applicants for one-year community news reporting fellowships on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Fellows will gain experience in short- and long-form reporting, working as general assignment reporters in a fast-paced but collegial newsroom. Fellows will report on the nuts and bolts of local government but also have the opportunity to delve into issues ranging from the island's rapidly changing coastal ecology to its affordable housing crisis, to tour oyster farms and artist studios and to meet and interview some of the extraordinary people who live on or pass through the Vineyard. Living and working year-round on Martha’s Vineyard offers a chance to be part of an intimate and diverse community. Shared housing is provided as part of the fellowship, which also comes with a stipend and health insurance.

We are looking for individuals with a sense of adventure combined with excellent writing skills, prior experience in news reporting and a demonstrated interest in covering government, social issues and the environment. Multimedia experience and Portuguese language fluency are strongly encouraged. Applicants must be fully vaccinated, have a valid driver’s license and a car. Couples will be considered. Send a cover letter describing why you should be considered for this fellowship, a resume and three recent writing samples to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with fellowships beginning as early as Oct. 1.

Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Vineyard Gazette is committed to thorough, fact-based reporting, stylish writing and excellent photography. The newspaper continues to be printed each week at its historic headquarters in Edgartown, but the Gazette also maintains a strong digital presence through its website,, named best weekly newspaper site for 2020 in Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards.