Mother Jones

San Francisco, California

Date Posted June 17, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Investigative
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Intern
Salary $40,000 to $45,000
Website http://www.motherjones.com


The editorial fellowship is a demanding, research-intensive foray into investigative journalism. Fellows work closely with reporters and editors on fact-checking, research, and reporting. You’ll receive training in every aspect of the editorial process, from research tools and methods to media law, and have opportunities to learn audio and data reporting, explore magazine feature writing, and hone your investigative skills. You’ll attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

Editorial fellows work closely on our award-winning bimonthly print magazine. By fact-checking our investigations, columns, and other reported pieces, fellows reverse-engineer a reporter’s work and learn what it takes to report, organize, and write a magazine story. Fellows are also expected and encouraged to report on subjects including national politics, climate change, the justice system, reproductive rights, and culture.

Fellows may also become involved in various digital projects—working on our newsletters, helping with web production, and aiding with our Climate Desk partnership—depending on interest and need.

Mother Jones has offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York. Most editorial staff are currently working remotely. The 2022-’23 fellowship cycle will start remotely, but there may be an opportunity to return to one of our offices before May 2023. 

Fellows receive a $3,600 monthly stipend, plus an additional $200 per month for health care, supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations and by the generosity of our contributors.