The Grist Environmental Justice Fellow Program 2022 is now accepting applications.
An Environmental Justice Fellow is needed to join Grist’s Editorial staff.
Beginning January 31, 2022, this fellowship will last for six months. The fellow will report to the editor of articles.
The environmental justice fellow will report on the links between social injustice and the environment under the guidance and assistance of Grist’s editorial team.
You’ll learn how communities of color are inventing new strategies to fight for cleaner air, water, and safer neighborhoods, as well as how the environmental movement can become more inclusive, particularly now.
Journalism that highlights communities and individuals working on local solutions is particularly appealing to them.
Responsibilities of Grist Environmental Justice Fellow Program
- Identify and propose story ideas on the impacts of climate change and pollution on disadvantaged groups, as well as what they are doing to defend themselves.
- Each week, write a number of items – brief news or commentary pieces.
- Other responsibilities, such as research, web creation, and fact-checking, may be allocated on occasion.
- In the second portion of your fellowship, pitch and write one enterprise/feature story.
- Contribute to bigger projects on a regular basis.
Benefits of Grist Environmental Justice Fellow Program
- This is a six-month paid fellowship ($3334/month) for early-career journalists.
- Fellows are covered by Grist’s health benefits, which include medical, vision, and dental care.
- Fellows leave with six months of excellent journalism experience, a portfolio of clips, and a working knowledge of climate and environmental concerns.
- Fellows from throughout Grist meet with members of the editorial team on a regular basis to improve skills and subject understanding unique to climate journalism.
- Fellows are also taught a variety of important skills, including as submitting FOIA requests and composing audio/video scripts, as part of their Newsroom Training Series.
- Fellows benefit from complete immersion in the operations of a thriving nonprofit media enterprise.
- A four-year degree or similar professional experience is required of the applicant.
- Fellows may work from any location in the United States.
- Grist’s brand is well-understood;
- Demonstrated knowledge of environmental and climate justice issues;
- Demonstrated research or reporting experience;
- Demonstrated ability to write on a tight timeline;
- Ability to commit to a six-month full-time commitment.
Application for Grist Environmental Justice Fellow Program
Applicants must provide the following items as part of their application. Applications that do not include both a résumé and a cover letter will be rejected.
- A cover letter with links to two writing examples is included. They want a short, meaningful cover letter that highlights what you believe are the most significant environmental news and political themes and stories to follow in the next six months — and why you’re the best person to cover them for Grist. Include links to two writing examples in your cover letter as well (or alternatively, append them to the end of your cover letter).