Environmental Justice Fellow

Employer
Grist
Location
Seattle, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 08, 2021
Ref
2111549590
Employment Type
Fellowship
Salary Type
Salary
Job Description

Grist is seeking an Environmental Justice Fellow to join our Editorial team. This fellowship will run for six months, beginning in July 2021. The fellow will report to the Managing Editor.

THE GRIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

As an environmental justice fellow at Grist, you will be a part of our larger fellowship program, which aims to provide a formative experience in a geographically distributed but tight-knit newsroom and professional development for early-career journalists. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings and seek input on issues large and small.

Fellows can be based anywhere in the United States. Global health conditions permitting, at a future date there may be opportunities to work out of Grist's Seattle office or New York co-working space. All fellows who work remotely will be encouraged to report on stories in their home community.

With the mentorship and support of Grist's editorial staff, the environmental justice fellow will report on the connections between social inequality and the environment. You will explore the ways in which the environmental movement can become more inclusive, especially in the current moment - and how communities of color are developing new ways to fight for cleaner air and water and safer neighborhoods. We're especially interested in journalism that identifies communities and people working on homegrown solutions.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identify and pitch ideas for stories that look at the effects of climate change and pollution on marginalized communities - as well as what those communities are doing to protect themselves
  • Write multiple stories - quick news or analysis pieces - each week
  • Contribute to Grist's daily newsletter The Beacon
  • Other duties, like research, web production, 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 periodically to larger projects

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