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Grist News & Politics Fellowship

Grist News & Politics Fellowship (stipend $3334/month)

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Applications call for Grist News & Politics Fellowship. Grist is seeking a News & Politics Fellow to join the Editorial team. This fellowship will run for six months, beginning in January 2021. The fellow will report to the News Editor. With the mentorship and support of Grist’s editorial staff, the news & politics fellow will be expected to write quick news updates, newsletter items, and short, reported stories. Candidates will help chronicle the progress being made to tackle the climate crisis, whether it’s coming from scientific laboratories, the halls of Congress, or companies and corporations.

Grist is a nonprofit media organization working for a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck. Its editorial team leads the conversation on climate change and climate action, producing daily news and analysis pieces, as well as video and long-form stories, on humanity’s attempt to grapple with the most critical issue it faces.


Candidates on the Grist News & Politics Fellowship will perform the duties

  • Identify and pitch ideas for stories that look at the effects of climate change and pollution on marginalized communities.
  • Write multiple stories quick news or analysis pieces each week.
  • Contribute to Grist’s daily newsletter The Beacon.
  • Other duties, like research and fact-checking, may be assigned from time to time.
  • Pitch and write one enterprise/feature story in the second half of your fellowship.
  • Contribute to larger editorial projects as needed.


  • This fellowship is a paid, six-month opportunity ($3334/month) for early-career journalists.
  • Fellows are eligible for Grist health benefits coverage, including medical, vision, and dental.
  • Fellows come away with six months of solid newsroom experience, a body of clips, and fluency in climate and environmental justice issues.
  • Through the Newsroom Training Series, fellows are also trained on a range of crucial skills, from filing FOIA requests to audio/video script-writing.
  • Fellows benefit from full integration into the workings of a busy and exciting nonprofit media organization.


Candidates for Grist News & Politics Fellowship must

  • Four-year degree, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong understanding of Grist’s brand.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with environmental and climate justice.
  • Ability to produce at least two stories per week.
  • Ability to make a full-time, six-month commitment.
  • Fellows can work remotely and be based anywhere in the United States.


Applicants must submit application materials with one PDF attachment to [email protected] Please include “Environmental Justice Fellow” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be invalid. For fellowships that begin January 2021, please submit applications by November 16, 2020.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 November,2020
Open toAll
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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