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 pie potluck.
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 $2,600 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. The application period is now closed. The next term begins August 2017. Check this page starting in March for application instructions and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Midwesterner out west, hardware store superfan, rhubarb representative
Brooklyn transplant, west coast replant, perennial pupil of the planet
Senior fellow, physics enthusiast, aspiring time traveler
Born in Detroit, raised on the East Coast, Afro-enthusiast, amateur hiker
Staff writer at Pacific Standard, UC Berkeley School of Journalism grad, obsessed with David Bowie
Associate editor and Steel City girl, on the reproductive rights and pop culture beats
The fellows’ fine work
We take a look at the connections — fascinating, foreboding, and all too real — between the shifting environment and the human brain
Why can’t America quit this dirty, doomed fuel?
Flooding, extreme heat, and air pollution plague New York City’s notorious jail complex.