With military veterans working in newsrooms across the country, we work to bring them together in online communities and in-person events that unite these former service members and empower them in their professional journalistic pursuits.
In partnership with seasoned journalists and human resources professionals from across the country, we support military veterans as they navigate their careers in the news industry.
Advocating for Vets
We educate newsrooms and their human resources departments about the need for increasing diversity through higher veteran representation by focusing on the value that they bring to the news industry as a result of their military service.
Our Core Values
We value the service that military veterans provided for our country. Whether they worked as a culinary specialist, an EOD tech, or a public affairs officer, we believe military veteran voices matter and should be more strongly represented in our nation’s newsrooms.
While there is no national data available on how many military veterans now work as journalists, it’s clear they are underrepresented. Further, we know veterans have a tough time breaking into journalism as a career.
Military Veterans in Journalism believes newsrooms across the country should actively work to hire military veterans. We also believe military veterans should support each other in career development.
Apply for Membership
Military veterans working in journalism or aspiring to work in journalism are eligible to become members. Members gain access to our mentorship program, exclusive social media networking groups, résumé assistance and special events.
Volunteer as a Mentor
If you have worked in the journalism field in any capacity (journalist, editor, human resources professional, videographer, etc) for at least three years, you are eligible to become a mentor for military veterans in journalism. (You do not have to be a military veteran.) We will then send you requests to mentor vets depending on your availability. We ask that each mentorship include three in-person or long-distance meetings lasting about an hour each.
Support Military Veterans in Journalism
We travel to newsrooms around the U.S. to talk to industry leaders and human resources departments about how military veterans can benefit their organizations. Contact us to schedule presentations on military veterans’ culture and value, as well as advice on how to best recruit and retain top talent from the veteran community. We are also actively looking for partner organizations to help advance our message and donors to help fund our mission.
Military Veterans in Journalist, Inc., is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record.
Your donation will be dedicated to covering costs for our programs.
All leadership positions are volunteer.