Embedded Moviemaker Capture

If you’re a documentarian looking for a chance, here’s something that might be just that. The New York Times and PBS are looking for new filmmakers for a new project about race and ethnicity. And if the Times and PBS don’t sound legit enough to you, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is on on this as well.

Titled, the “Embedded Mediamaker,” the “project will allow a documentary filmmaker, creator or creative technologist rooted in documentary storytelling to work for 20 weeks at The New York Times alongside some of its most creative journalists. The mediamaker will work with The Times and POV to create new forms of documentary and interactive content with a team of Times writers, editors and visual storytellers involved in Race/Related, a newsletter and reporting project exploring race as it is lived today.”

According to Shadow and Act, the NYT and POV are looking for pitches from mediamakers “for an extraordinary project about race and ethnicity – one that includes publishing early and often and takes advantage of the unique opportunities that working online provides.”

Applications are due by Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5 pm ET. More information and complete application instructions are available at

This sounds like a big opportunity. If go for it, please let us know how it goes!