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We're Looking for Our 2016 Editorial Fellows

Pacific Standard and the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy offer a one-year paid editorial fellowship, running from January through December. We are currently accepting applications for 2016.

The ideal Pacific Standard fellow is pursuing public interest journalism as a career, has experience working in a deadline-oriented environment, and has an abiding interest in current affairs, as well as an understanding that investigative reporting and academic research are vital to finding solutions for society’s most significant and pressing problems.

Our editorial fellow will work closely with several key members of our print and digital teams and gain valuable experience in all aspects of magazine publishing.


  • Assist the editorial staff with story research, fact checking, and interviews for the bimonthly print, and daily online, magazine.
  • Work closely with the digital staff to write well-executed online articles on a variety of research-based subjects.
  • Gather materials—graphic, photographic, etc.—to accompany stories.
  • Produce and publish articles and other features to the Website.
  • Help with general office responsibilities such as print and online story production work, as assigned.


  • A strong understanding of, and willingness to learn, how to deeply research a variety of topics, and be objective when gathering information.
  • Experience with various research tools such as Lexis/Nexis.
  • Experience reporting and writing articles, either in print or online.
  • Willingness to accept direction, and participate fully in a collaborative work environment.
  • An ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with multiple assigned objectives without close supervision.


Because our fellowship is full-time and one full year in length, it is not appropriate for matriculated students. The position pays a stipend of $22,500 for the year, paid in regular biweekly installments; it is expected that editorial fellows will work standard office hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Please email a resume and cover letter to Pacific Standard's editorial staff at Feel free to strengthen your application with a writing sample and a potential story idea that fits what Pacific Standard is looking for (the details of which can be found here). All application materials should be submitted electronically. We regret that we cannot respond to all applicants. Absolutely no phone calls, please.


Pacific Standard is the award-winning magazine for affluent and influential readers interested in working toward forward-looking changes to private behavior and public policy. By combining research that matters with ambitious narrative and investigative reporting, Pacific Standard tells stories across print and digital platforms about society’s biggest problems, both established and emerging, and the people attempting to solve them.


The Miller-McCune Center is a non-profit organization that strives to not just inform, but also to promote meaningful dialogue by reporting, in clear and concise language, the latest and most relevant scientific research and innovations shaping the issues of the day. Today, using print and online resources, internships, and direct outreach to the scholarly community, the Center is planning for a broader future, including the expansion of its programming and collaborative initiatives. The Center’s goal is to tap into existing social and behavioral research to inform and promote forward-thinking actions in public policy, especially in the areas of economic, educational, environmental, and social justice.