Environment Investigations Editor

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted September 11, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Investigative
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://pulitzercenter.org/


The Pulitzer Center is seeking to expand our talented editorial team with an experienced, high-energy, creative Environment Investigations Editor. You will recruit and coordinate a network of journalists and news organizations that will investigate activities that are responsible for alarming levels of deforestation and degradation of the world’s main tropical rainforest regions (Amazon, Congo Basin and Southeast Asia). This work requires a systematic, coordinated and data-driven approach that harnesses the knowledge and resources of newsrooms across the globe. 

This is a leadership role with a big mandate: to inspire a diverse team of top-notch journalists to work collaboratively across borders on game-changing stories at the intersection of climate change, corruption and governance. 

We are looking for an editor with a proven track record in investigations, superb collaboration skills, and experience managing complex reporting projects on the environment. 

The initiative represents a new major investment by the Pulitzer Center, an award-winning nonprofit news organization, to foster investigative global reporting on rainforests. It builds on the success of the Rainforest Journalism Fund and is intended to complement the ongoing work of the RJF.

Who we are 

In 2005, the Pulitzer Center opened its doors with a donated desk, modest seed funding, and high ambitions: to fill in the gaps in under-funded global reporting and inspire a new generation of journalists to cover the big global issues that affect us all.

Since then, we’ve built an amazing staff— based in Washington, D.C.; Bogor; Chicago; Houston; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Seoul; and Sao Paulo — and expanded our funding and mission to support more than 150 reporting projects a year on pressing global issues, sparking high-impact stories in more than 600 news outlets annually. Our projects have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys, National Magazine Awards and more. 

We’ve forged strong partnerships with leading national and international media, including The New York Times MagazineLe MondePBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets in all continents. 

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most talented journalists and educators, and a deeply committed, hardworking, and high-spirited Pulitzer team, with plenty of opportunities to influence strategy and demonstrate leadership.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org.

 The Environment Investigations Editor’s responsibilities include: 

Skills and work experience 

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pulitzer Center is currently working remotely. Stable, high-speed internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and microphone are needed. We anticipate returning to the office at least part of the work week once Washington, D.C., safely reopens, although employees will have some flexibility during the transition.

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details.


Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, the Pulitzer Center offers a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

Please send your application via Submittable

Applications should include a detailed CV, names and contact information for three references, three samples or your work, and a written statement of interest (no more than 500 words). Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, giving an advantage to early applicants. The last day to apply is Sept. 27, 2020

Job Title: Environment Investigations Editor 

Status: Full Time

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Negotiable based on strength of candidate 

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