No, these are not Grist's  office grounds. We do have a broom, though.
No, these are not Grist’s office grounds. We do have a broom, though.

Grist wants you!

No, this isn’t a fundraising pitch or a plea for more readers. What we’re looking for is a few good fellows. (In the dictionary’s sense of “a student or graduate receiving a fellowship for a period of research.” Not, you know, dudes.)

Today, we’re proud to open the doors on a new Grist Fellowship program we’ve been hatching for some time now — inspired by the top-notch fellowship programs that our colleagues at other publications like the American Prospect and Mother Jones have developed over the years.

We’re inviting writers, editors, and online journalists of every stripe who are at an early stage of their career to come work with us for six months. You get to hone your journalistic chops at a national news outlet and deepen your knowledge of environmental issues. We get to teach you and learn from you and bring your work to our public. You won’t get rich — but you will get paid.

Maybe you’re a cub reporter fresh out of college inspired by Nate Silver’s 2012 election coverage and hoping to apply some statistical magic to the climate fight. Or perhaps you’re a science writer intoxicated by the power of the moving image. If you’re irreverent, imaginative, and hungry to improve your skills, this might be your place.

You’ll work closely with our editors in Seattle, and with the program’s director, Andrew Simon, on reporting and writing stories for Grist. If your skills extend beyond the traditional skills of journalism into realms like data journalism, multimedia, and software development, all the better.

For fellowships that begin in February 2014, we’re asking you to submit your application by Nov. 15, 2013.

OK, we can’t promise you flying-broomstick tournaments — but we do have a fine internet connection and multiple options for good coffee.