Apply Now for the 2011 Searle Film Fellowship at

|—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 is a year-long, full time position that gives aspiring video journalists the opportunity to create substantive, original content that explores the ideas of free minds and free markets. 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 via email to by January 15, 2011:

• A cover letter with a summary of your experience and an explanation of your interest in,
• A resume, including contact information for three references.
• Samples of your work, if applicable to your level of experience. If available online, include links in the email; if you prefer to mail a reel, please send TWO copies to: Reason Foundation, Attn: Amy Pelletier, 3415 S Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90034.
• Three one-page segment sketches you would like to produce (or help produce) at  The format, style, and level of detail are at your discretion.    

Please direct questions about the fellowship and application process to Amy Pelletier at

Application Deadline: January 15, 2011


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  1. Reason’s top priority is talent…

    Shit. Ablists!

  2. “Resourcefulness, a willingness to pick up miscellaneous tasks and reliability are a must.”

    Willingness to cope with grotesque and unseemly moustaches, also a must.

    1. We’ve been over this, Vanneman.

  3. Application Deadline

    Enough with the angerspeak already.

  4. Just discovered this Searle Fellowship. Are we talking compensation ACTUALLY commensurate with professional experience, or are we talking a nice wee “you used to work for free, but now you get paid” assistant-kind of wages? (I ask because a day’s worth of work on the application alone is not worth it if it’s not going to be professional grade compensation.) Though I suppose this is the top clue: “Resourcefulness, a willingness to pick up miscellaneous tasks and reliability are a must.” OK never mind.

  5. Resourcefulness, a willingness to pick up miscellaneous tasks and reliability are a must.

    So, as I understand it, the new intern will be expected to find a way to keep everyone’s coffee cup full, all day every day, without using any of the petty cash?

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  7. Why didn’t yuo post the real qualifications?

    Socially retarded, egocentric, willing to fellate billionaires for minimum wage, blind loyalty to leaders.

    If you were in a cult, any cult you’ll make a perfect little libertard.

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