Searle Film Fellowship at Reason TV

Reason TV – the online video journalism project of the Reason Foundation – is seeking talented individuals interested in advancing the message of free minds and free markets through video journalism and related multimedia productions. Reason’s top priority is talent: established and aspiring producers, videographers, editors, researchers, and marketing professionals will all be considered.

The Searle Film Fellowship at Reason TV is a year-long, full time position that gives aspiring video journalists the opportunity to create substantive, original content that explores politics and culture through a libertarian lens. Initial responsibilities will depend on experience and could range from research assistance to video editing to producing independent pieces to developing marketing and distribution plans. Fellows will also participate in training in production techniques appropriate to their skill level. Fellowships are full-time salaried positions with benefits; salary will depend on experience.

Resourcefulness, a willingness to pick up miscellaneous tasks and reliability are a must. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in libertarian ideas, the field of documentary filmmaking or video journalism, familiarity with shooting and editing, and content distribution and marketing.

Applicants at any level of experience will be considered. Individuals who are able to work from one of the Reason offices (in LA or DC) are preferred, but telecommuters will also be considered.

To apply, please submit the following materials in a single pdf or Word file via email to

  • A cover letter with a summary of your experience and an explanation of your interest in Reason TV
  • A resume, including contact information for three references
  • Three one-page segment sketches you would like to produce (or help produce) at Reason TV. The format, style, and level of detail are at your discretion
  • Samples of your work, if applicable to your level of experience.

About Reason
Founded in 1968, Reason advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Reason Foundation’s nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy. Reason, the monthly print magazine and popular Web site of “free minds and free markets,” covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews.

Reason provides full benefits to all individual employees, including health insurance coverage, long-term disability and life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement savings program.