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.
- 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.
- 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.