Grist Fellowship Program
Want to grow as a journalist while absorbing a universe of green knowledge? Apply to be a fellow at Grist. We are an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for our monthly audience of 1,500,000 and growing. We reach the next generation by cutting through the noise to connect big issues like climate change to daily life, and by spotlighting the people and ideas leading us to a more sustainable future.
What is the Grist Fellowship Program?
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early-career writers, editors, and others with diverse backgrounds to hone their journalistic skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship offers exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and access to the yummiest snacks this side of Saskatchewan.
What is expected of the fellows?
The fellows will make daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations, including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing, and multimedia projects. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek input on issues large and small, and support special projects.
What are the details?
Fellows work full-time out of Grist’s Seattle office. Fellows must make a six-month commitment. After six months, the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. The fellowship pays $2,250 per month.
Who should apply?
Curious, self-motivated, hard-working individuals who want to raise the bar for environmental journalism and who have a profound interest in growing as a storyteller. We are looking for writers, reporters, and editors, as well as content creators in new media areas such as video, social media, data visualization, animation, and multimedia programming. Candidates are most likely college graduates or j-school grads with some experience in the field. You don’t need a ton of experience, but you do need solid skills and a sense of humor. Help us put the ‘ha’ in climate change! (Even better: Help us come up with a better kicker.)
For fellowships that begin in February 2014, the application period has now closed. Interested in applying for a future fellowship? Check this page for updates starting in early 2014. Or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.