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Grist seeks an environmental justice fellow

November 9, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Grist is seeking an Environmental Justice Fellow to join our Editorial team. This fellowship runs March 3, 2024-February 28, 2025.

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. They 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.

The annual base pay for this position is $55,000.00. Grist is based in Seattle, but this job doesn’t have to be. We have staff around the country. This position is represented by Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild Local 37082 (“Grist NewsGuild”).


  • 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 2 to 3 stories — including quick news and analysis pieces — each week
  • Write and report pieces for Grist’s newsletters
  • Assist with editorial duties including research, web production, and fact-checking
  • Pitch, report, and write one enterprise/feature story by the end of the fellowship
  • Contribute periodically to larger projects as part of a team
  • Engage actively in meetings, such as story brainstorms and fellow trainings


The mission of the Grist fellowship program is to help underrepresented, early-career climate journalists gain a stronger foothold in our industry. Our definition of “early-career” includes but is not limited to: journalists who are relatively new to the environmental/climate beat, freelancers who have not had full-time newsroom experience, recent journalism school graduates, and scientists without traditional journalism training but with strong writing clips and content knowledge.

Other requirements:

  • Four-year degree, or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong understanding of Grist’s brand
  • Demonstrated familiarity with environmental and climate justice
  • Demonstrated experience in research or reporting
  • Demonstrated comfort with writing on deadline
  • Ability to make a full-time, 12-month commitment
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Living in the United States for the duration of the fellowship
  • Available during standard work hours in their U.S. time zone.

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