Job Title: Editorial Fellow, Sierra Magazine
Reports To: Managing Editor, Sierra Magazine
Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.
Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.
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.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
- 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.
The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Strong writing, research, and editing skills.
- Awareness of and interest in environmental and social justice 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.
- Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.
The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:
- A background in environmental, conservation, climate, social justice work.
- Published writing clips in environmental, conservation, climate, social justice, or related topics.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $15.00 per hour.
This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented temporary position.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.
This anonymous process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision making process.
Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.
We are accepting applications until position is filled.
|Job Category||Digital, Print|