Grist Fellowship Program
Want to grow as a journalist while absorbing a universe of green knowledge? Apply for the Grist fellowship program. We are an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for our monthly audience of 2,000,000 and growing. At Grist, green isn’t about hugging trees or hiking — it’s about using humor and real talk to connect big issues like climate change to the places where people live, work, and play.
What is the Grist Fellowship Program?
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your knowledge of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional office chili cook-off.
What is expected of the fellows?
Fellows will work full-time, making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing, and multimedia experiments. Working closely with the fellowship program manager, each fellow will also identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek input on issues large and small, and laugh politely (or heartily, depending on the circumstances) at all your jokes.
What are the details?
Fellows work out of Grist’s Seattle office. Fellows must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,250 per month. In special cases the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. Renewal candidates will be considered alongside the applicant pool for the next fellowship cycle.
Who should apply?
Any curious, self-motivated, hard-working individual who wants to grow as a storyteller. We are looking for writers, reporters, and editors, as well as all-stars in fields such as video, audio, and data visualization. Our primary subject areas are climate and energy, food, cities, science and technology, pop culture, and environmental justice. Candidates are most likely college or j-school grads, with some experience in journalism.
HOW TO APPLY
For fellowships that begin in August 2015 the application period is now closed. If you’re interested in a fellowship that begins in February 2016, check this page starting in September for application instructions and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Senior fellow and Baltimore native, UC Berkeley School of Journalism grad, obsessed with David Bowie
Physics enthusiast, wildlife admirer, aspiring time traveler
Associate editor and Steel City girl, on the reproductive rights and pop culture beats
Wilderness junkie, globetrotter, UC Berkeley School of Journalism grad
The fellows’ fine work
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A Mississippi power plant promises to create clean energy from our dirtiest fuel. But it will come at a price.
How the humble oyster is reviving a regional economy and helping to heal one of America’s great wild-food factories.