The Grist Fellowship Program is a chance to sharpen your abilities at a national news outlet and develop your comprehension of fundamental issues. The Grist Fellowship is looking for early-profession writers with an assortment of aptitudes, from conventional answering to sight and sound whizbangery.  They offer experience to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional French bulldog in a Triceratops costume. Grist colleagues have gone ahead to get employment at Mother Jones, The New York Times, Pacific Standard, Oceana, Greentech Media, and The Stranger, among different outlets.
The Girst Fellowship Program offers three different fellowships for spring term. These fellowships will begin in March 2018.

  • News Fellow
  • Justice Fellow
  • Video Fellow

News Fellow:

If you are curious, dedicated, self motivated, hard working individuals who wishes to grow as a journalist and storyteller,  The Grist news fellowship might be the open door for you.

Host Country:

  • United States of America

Host Organisation:

  • Girst

Work Location:

  • Grist’s Seattle office or work remotely

Fellowship Duration:

  • 6 Months

Fellowship Value:

  • Fellowship will pay $2,750 per month.
  • Renewable of fellowship is possible is some individual cases after the agreement between fellow and the Grist

Fellow Responsibilities:

  • The news fellow candidate will be working Full time
  • The news fellow be making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including reporting, research, story ideas, writing and creative experiments.
  • The news fellow will be ready for the unexpected work task including quick news updates, reported stories, and one mini-feature a month.
  • Other responsibility of the news fellow is to identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team.
  • The Grist will highly encourage and motivate the news fellow to participate 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.

Subject Areas:

  • Climate
  • Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Food
  • Livable Cities
  • Environmental Justice
  • and a carbon-free economy

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be an early-career writers, reporters, and editors
  • Applicants must be college or j-school grads
  • Must have some experience in journalism

Required Documents:

  • Resume with Cover letter
  • Write a news brief
  • Pitch a mini-feature
  • Pitch: What’s your big idea?
  • Three samples of your work

Note: Applicants must submit the following in one PDF attachment

Submission Instructions:
Email your application to Please mention “News Fellow” in the subject line. All the documents must be in one PDF attachment. 
Application Deadline:

  • December 29, 2017
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