||May 12, 2022
Inside Climate News is seeking an experienced reporter to cover climate change and environmental justice in the Midwest. The successful applicant for this position will produce a body of quick-turn news and feature stories, and longer form accountability, narrative and investigative projects that address the impact of climate change, environmental racism and pollution on the health and well-being of communities of color across the region. The position will report remotely from a home base in the Midwest.
This is a demanding position that requires the ability to use advanced reporting and writing skills in big cities and smaller communities in the Midwest. A track record of reporting that blends narrative story telling with deep sourcing and a facility with government documents and court records is a prerequisite, as is a demonstrated commitment to reporting on justice issues.
This reporter will need to be a self-starter and team player who works with a high degree of collegiality. These additional qualifications, or their equivalents, are essential:
- A minimum of roughly five years reporting and writing experience, with clips that demonstrate an ability to break news and capture the historic inequities and challenges confronting communities of color that are heightened by climate change and environmental degradation. More experience would be a plus; candidates with slightly less experience but a demonstrated fire in the belly for covering environmental justice will be considered.
- Knowledge of science, environment and climate, and/or civil rights, social and racial justice.
- A solid work ethic, a collaborative attitude, a commitment to accountability reporting and a demonstrated passion for journalism in general, and climate and public health reporting in particular. Collegiality, teamwork and kindness are hallmarks of our newsroom.
- The ability to bring diverse, unique insights to our coverage of climate change, the environment and environmental justice.
Our News Organization
- Founded in 2007, Inside Climate News is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan news organization covering the biggest crisis facing our planet. With 22 full-time staff members, we are one of the largest environmental newsrooms in the country.
- As part of our work in the public interest, we are building a collaborative national reporting network, strengthening the practice of climate and environmental justice journalism and training the next generation of journalists.
- We have a nucleus in New York, a presence in Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago and staff working from California to Maine. Good ideas propel our operation, wherever they originate. We are a highly collaborative, supportive and collegial organization.
- We have earned national recognition for our work and many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (2013) and recognition as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2016).
- For more about ICN, please see our About page.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage applications from candidates of any background or identity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Please send resume, clips and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email Executive Editor Vernon Loeb, Managing Editor Sonya Ross, or Senior Editor Michael Kodas directly.
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