Border climate change reporter

El Paso Matters

El Paso, Texas

Date Posted November 17, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50,000 to $55,000, depending on experience
Website http://elpasomatters.org

Description:

Are you interested in how climate change is affecting communities, and in exploring solutions to those challenges? If so, let's talk. El Paso Matters covers a binational area on the U.S.-Mexico border that includes both large urban centers and rural communities that are facing significant climate change impacts, particularly around heat and water. We are seeking a journalist with a passion for telling complex climate stories in a way that allows communities to understand the issues and work toward mitigation and solutions. 

About El Paso Matters

El Paso Matters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that provides in-depth and investigative journalism for a binational region of more than 2 million people. The issues on which we focus often have deep national and international implications, but we also provide important local accountability journalism. We are part of the Puente News Collaborative, a unique U.S.-Mexican news partnership dedicated to reporting on issues in a way that recognizes the unique nature of binational communities. In three years of operation, we have become a premier news provider in the region and have won national awards from the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Institute for Nonprofit News.

El Paso Matters is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are an equal-opportunity employer and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

The job

Develop sources that will help tell the story of climate change impact on the U.S.-Mexico borders. This includes community-based sources on both sides of the border;  non-governmental organizations; and policymakers at the local, state and national levels in both the United States and Mexico. Our climate change reporter will leave a strong source list.

Develop stories, using a variety of approaches, that show our audience the impacts of climate change, and possible mitigation and solution approaches. This includes use of data and data visualizations.

Work with editors and reporters on other beats to develop collaborations that involve climate change issues.

Qualifications

Preferred candidates should have at least two years of reporting experience. Knowledge of border issues and Spanish fluency are big pluses. The position will be based in the El Paso-Juarez region.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. El Paso Matters provides full health care benefits, a generous PTO package and a 401(k) plan + match.

 

Send resumes to editor Ramon Bracamontes, ramonb@elpasomatters.org

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