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Sierra Editorial Fellow

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Oakland, CA, USA

Context: Assist in the process of selecting and preparing stories for publication and support the overall production of the magazine, with an emphasis on writing and reporting, fact-checking, research, and story cultivation.

Scope: The Sierra Editorial Fellow is an early career journalist looking for real world experience in the day-to-day world of magazine publishing. Fellows get an overview in all aspects of acquiring content for and producing a national environmental and news magazine, including writing and reporting stories both for print and online, fact-checking and proofreading articles prior to publication, and developing their own new story ideas and leads.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Write weekly articles and dispatches for the magazine’s online edition.
  • Write short articles and news dispatches for the magazine’s print edition.
  • Fact-check articles for the magazine.
  • Carry out short- and long-term research or writing projects as needed.
  • Attend weekly editorial meetings.
  • Participate in writing workshops to improve craft.
  • Cultivate and expand social media reach and maintain strategies for building new audiences.
  • Miscellaneous editorial office duties, as needed.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong writing, research, and editing skills.
  • Awareness of and interest in environmental issues.
  • Ability to multitask and work under deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Sierra print / online content and tone.
  • Self-starter who can take the lead on story ideas, assignments, and research.
  • Published clips and/or experience working at publication (campus or general circulation) a plus.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.  Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.

Organization Info

Sierra Club

Oakland, CA, United States
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

The purposes of the Sierra Club are to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 15 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 15 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Sierra Club