Deadline: 19 December 2022
Open to: Applicants with a 4-year degree and authorization to work in the U.S.
Benefits: Base salary of $50,000 USD
The Grist Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. The experience is designed to give early-career journalists with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues the experience to succeed in climate and environmental media. Grist offer real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, training in a variety of skills key to a journalism career, and exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time.
There are six different fellowship opportunities:
- Environmental Justice Fellow
- Indigenous Affairs Fellow
- News & Politics Fellow
- Food & Agriculture Fellow
- Climate Solutions Fellow
- Data Fellow
- Living in the United States for the duration of the fellowship
- Must be legally authorized to work in the US
- Ability to make a full-time, one-year commitment
- Demonstrated experience in writing and reporting, including on deadline
- Passion for climate and environmental journalism and storytelling, with a focus on solutions and equity
- Demonstrated familiarity with the principles of solutions journalism
- Available during standard work hours in a U.S. time zone
- Strong understanding of Grist’s brand
- Four-year degree, or equivalent professional experience
- Company laptop for use during time at Grist
- 12 months of solid newsroom experience, a body of clips, and fluency in climate and environmental justice issues
- Full health benefits coverage, including medical, vision, and dental for both employee and eligible dependent
- Weekly mentorship via our Newsroom Training Series, which covers a range of skills, from filing FOIA requests to audio/video script-writing to battling imposter syndrome
- Networking with other members of the editorial team, including Grist’s in-person all-staff meeting
- Access to $600 in educational funds per year related to their professional development
- The Climate Solutions Fellow is a member of Grist’s collective bargaining unit.
- Meaningful integration into the workings of a busy and exciting nonprofit media organization
How to Apply?
For more information, visit the official website.