Job Posting: Editorial Fellow, May 2022

Bay Nature, an award-winning, quarterly consumer magazine and website that covers environmental issues, the natural sciences, and outdoor recreation in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, has a fellowship for an emerging journalist from a historically underrepresented background in nature conservation and journalism. (Read more about how we’re thinking about representation) We’re looking for people interested in magazines who want to gain experience communicating about the full spectrum of the natural world of the Bay Area.

For this full-time, one-year fellowship, you’ll further develop your reporting and writing skills, and magazine fact-checking skills, plus learn about and spend time in the natural and human-built landscapes of the Bay Area. (Read more about how we define nature) You’ll leave your year here with a range of published articles – from short news pieces to long enterprise features – and with contacts, insight, and experience that will prepare you to continue to report and write about environmental science.

This will be a growth-oriented experience and we look forward to your application.

The deadline to apply for our Editorial Fellow position is May 31, 2022.

The one-year position pays $50,000 / year with health benefits and requires several days a week in the Bay Nature office in West Berkeley. This is not a remote position.

Follow the link here to fill out the application form.

Questions? Email

1. The latest Green 2.0 report shows that in 2021 the full-time staff of environmental nonprofits, foundations, and NGOs was 28 percent people of color. The Institute for Nonprofit News, of which Bay Nature is a member, reports the same number, 28 percent, for full-time newsroom staff of color among its members. According to the 2010 Census, the Bay Area is 58 percent non-white. We strive for staff, freelance contributors, sources, and suppliers to reflect the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the Bay Area, while striving to publish journalism and perspectives on a wide range of environment-related subjects in our region. We invite conversation about Bay Nature’s DEI efforts; please email us at (Return to top)

2. We define nature and natural world here in the most expansive sense. Any story about nature can also be a story about people and human communities, and many stories about people can also be viewed through the lens of the natural world. As a specific example of what we view as success, we often point to the mix of stories and styles in our Fall 2018 print issue. (Return to top)