Climate reporter

E&E News, Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted January 12, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


E&E News is hiring an international climate reporter. The ideal candidate is a sharp writer who can identify clean energy and climate trends around the world. Nimbleness and organization is required; you might write about cars in China one day and climate-fueled disasters the next. This beat calls for an authoritative reporter who can thrive in an avalanche of news. The world is a big place and it’s your job to pitch compelling and relevant stories. 

Responsibilities: You will write daily news items while working on big-picture stories about climate policy in foreign cities and countries. You will ascertain how U.S. policies affect other nations and dig for scoops related to American investments in fossil fuels and climate mitigation, for example. You will identify pitfalls in global plans to decarbonize, such as Indonesia’s explosive use of coal. Features and profiles are part of the job. You will be expected to develop sources in the State Department, the U.N., and foreign capitals. Be prepared to travel. 

The reporter will contribute to Climatewire and other publications at E&E News. 

About E&E News: Working from a newsroom near the Capitol and from bureaus across the country, our 70 reporters and editors present intensive coverage of energy and the environment in five daily, password-protected online publications. Our readers pay a lot for comprehensive coverage and we deliver it in smart newspaper-style prose. We pride ourselves on providing information our readers can take to the bank along with features that entertain and enlighten. E&E News is owned by POLITICO. You can learn more here:

We offer medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits, a 401(K) match program, paid vacation and paid family leave. Our company values creativity, curiosity, hard work, and work-life balance. Team members work from home and the Hill, travel far and wide and improve their skills with in-office training.

E&E News is committed to increasing our staff diversity and encourages applicants that would help further that goal. Individuals seeking employment at E&E News are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Interested? To apply, send your cover letter, resume and several clips to Please use the words “international climate reporter” in your subject line.

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