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Position Description

Active - Editorial Fellow, Sierra Magazine
Location Sierra Club Headquarters, Oakland, CA
Job Code 406-20
# of Openings 3
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Job Title: Editorial Fellow, Sierra Magazine

Department: Communications

Location: Oaland, CA

Reports to: Managing Editor

Duration: 28 hours per week for 6 months

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.

Job Activities:

  1. Write weekly articles and dispatches for the magazine’s  online edition .
  2. Write short articles and news dispatches for the magazine’s  print edition .
  3. Fact-check articles for the magazine.
  4. Carry out short- and long-term research or writing projects as needed.
  5.  Attend weekly editorial meetings.
  6. Participate in writing workshops to improve craft.
  7. Cultivate and expand social media reach and maintain strategies for building new audiences.
  8. Miscellaneous editorial office duties, as needed.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • 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.

This is a category 99 non-exempt position.

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 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.

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