The American Society of Business Publication Editors is pleased to announce the 2023-24 ASBPE Diversity Fellowship, providing expenses-paid participation in a series of ASBPE conferences, training and virtual networking events.
The annual fellowship, which debuted for 2021-22, 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.
Underpinning the program will be “Heroes of B2B Media,” ASBPE’s 2023 National Conference & Azbee Awards Banquet, May 11-12 in Atlanta. Our event at the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown will feature two stimulating days of learning and networking with America’s top B2B media professionals.
An applicant for the ASBPE Diversity Fellowship must be a person of color; a member of the LGBTQ+ community; someone with a disability; or belong to an otherwise underserved group. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with – 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 registration and basic travel costs for the Atlanta conference along with the annual Azbees event. ASBPE anticipates awarding one fellowship for 2023-24.
The fellow also will be granted complimentary registration to other ASBPE programming between July 2023 and June 2024. An additional in-person regional event may be offered during that period, and if so, travel costs would be covered by ASBPE.
The yearlong program offers personalized mentorship, matching each Diversity Fellow with a mentor to converse about professional development, workplace challenges, job placement or additional training and networking opportunities in B2B.
ASBPE’s national conference is a golden opportunity for the Diversity Fellow to gain insight into best practices of B2B journalism and interact with colleagues from across the country. 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.
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 the Atlanta conference would be career-enhancing. The applicant may submit references or a letter of recommendation, but those are not mandatory.
This year’s deadline to submit all application materials is Monday, Feb. 27.
Questions about the fellowship program also may be directed to email@example.com.