The American Society of Business Publication Editors is pleased to announce the inaugural ASBPE Diversity Fellowship, providing expenses-paid participation in a series of ASBPE conference, training and virtual networking events in 2021-22.
Underpinning the program will be May’s ASBPE Month and its “Charting B2B’s Path Forward” series, which will offer instruction in editorial leadership, news/blog content, freelance issues, design and much more. Included is the annual presentation of the Azbee Awards of Excellence, which honor the best in B2B journalism. Follow our website and social channels for additional announcements on Charting B2B’s Path Forward.
The fellowship is designed to aid in developing a more diverse corps of journalists and leaders within the community of business-to-business (B2B) specialty publications and to enhance overall awareness of career opportunities in the sector. ASBPE anticipates awarding fellowships to two recipients for 2021-22.
An applicant must be a person of color, member of the LGBTQ community, someone with a disability or otherwise from an underserved ethnic community. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in – or at least a demonstrated interest in – B2B journalism.
Among the eligible professions are editor, reporter/writer, art director, designer, social media manager and multimedia storyteller. B2B freelancers and students in related curricula are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who have not attended an ASBPE national conference in the past five years.
The fellowship’s funding covers the person’s registration costs for all ASBPE Month activities including “Charting B2B’s Path Forward” and the annual Azbees event. The fellows also will be granted complimentary registration to ASBPE’s webinar series between July 2021 and July 2022. An additional in-person event in 2021 or 2022 may be offered later, and if so, travel costs would be covered by ASBPE.
To apply, please submit a one- to two-page letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter of interest should specify how the applicant represents one of the eligible diversity communities and explain why participation in “Charting B2B’s Path Forward” and its particular subject matter would be career-enhancing. The applicant may submit references or a letter of recommendation, but those are not mandatory.
Deadline to submit all application materials is Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Questions about the fellowship program also may be directed to email@example.com.