Grist Justice Fellow Program 2018 in USA

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

Justice Fellow:

Are you a budding journalist looking to develop your voice, tell stories about compelling people and communities, and work at a news shop that’s making a difference? Are you obsessed with justice for all? The Grist environmental justice fellowship may be the opportunity 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

Fellows Responsibilities:

  • Participant will report on the connections between social inequality and the enviroment
  • Fellow will explore different 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.
  • 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.

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