The program will offer exposure 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 fellows have gone on to land jobs at Mother Jones, The New York Times, Pacific Standard, Oceana, Greentech Media, and The Stranger, among other outlets. Fellow must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,750 per month.
Applicants must submit the following in one PDF attachment:
- Resume and cover letter.
- Write a news brief. Identify something that’s happening in the news and write a mock brief story for Grist. News brief should be 200 words or less.
- Pitch a mini-feature. Could be a profile, an explainer, a reported news story. Pitch should be a brief paragraph.
- Pitch: What’s your big idea? What aspect of the environmental/sustainability story are you passionate about covering? How would you explore that passion in the form of a deep-dive story for Grist? Please specify how you would approach the story, including target sources, length and format, potential angle, multimedia aspects, etc. Pitch should be no longer than 300 words.
- Three samples of your work. Writing samples can be newspaper or magazine clips, blog posts, or unpublished pieces.
Applications should be send via e-mail.