Posted about 2 months ago
Grist is seeking a long-form whiz to develop and execute feature articles, primarily on the topics related to environmental and climate justice, for the nation’s leading green news publication. We’re looking for someone with strong editing, reporting, and writing chops, along with stellar news judgment, a passion for storytelling, and a deep commitment to helping nurture and mentor young talent.
The articles editor will manage staff writers, work with fellows, and commission freelancers. One of your primary responsibilities will be leading coverage of the connections between social inequality and the environment. This will involve developing a desk that is able to both execute deeply reported community-level stories, as well as offer an analysis on the day’s environmental news through an equity lens. We’re especially interested in journalism that identifies and examines solutions to these environmental justice concerns, ranging from local communities fighting for clean air and water to the plight of international climate migrants.
As a member of the editorial team, you’ll also work with our executive editor to help shape Grist’s larger strategy. And you’ll be called on from time to time to help your fellow editors untangle threads in particularly knotty longform stories. Nice, but not required: Experience on investigations, as a reporter, editor, or part of a team.
Grist is based in Seattle, but the job doesn’t have to be. We have staff around the country.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Grist offers a dynamic and engaging editorial environment and the opportunity to be part of a unique online publication with a mission that matters. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Articles Editor in the subject line. Include a resume, 3-5 work samples, and a cover letter. No phone calls, please.
Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to Grist’s focus on advancing equity. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with diverse colleagues of varied experience. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Grist is an equal-opportunity employer.
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