Multimedia/Climate Change Reporter

The Miami Herald

Doral, Florida

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Date Posted February 22, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 to $65,000


The Miami Herald is expanding its coverage of climate change and sea rise.  We are seeking a multimedia climate reporter, a key role in a growing team that will tackle complex and critical challenges already shaping just about every aspect of life in South Florida. 

The questions, and stories, are countless. Will housing get even more expensive? What's the next tropical disease threat coming our way? Can coral reefs and the Everglades survive?

We're looking for an experienced multimedia journalist who can explore not just threats but the region's pioneering efforts to confront them. This journalist should have a demonstrated ability to write with accuracy, clarity and speed; execute and collaborate on multimedia projects including podcasts and video; engage and build audiences through social media; and collaborate on our environment newsletter.

As our multimedia climate reporter, you would be at the forefront of coverage with a focus on conceiving and producing daily stories, monitoring statewide issues and coverage, and tapping social media platforms to engage our audience and find out what matters most to them. A critical focus of this job is breaking down this existential threat in search of promising solutions and the ways in which people can take action in their own lives to make a difference.

If that sounds like you, come join a newsroom that has won 23 Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2022 Pulitzer for Breaking News for coverage of the Surfside condo collapse. At the Miami Herald, we put a premium on breaking stories first, investing in hard-nosed accountability journalism, and delivering elevated enterprise that brings to life our community, which is like no other.  

We are part of McClatchy, a digitally driven company focused on innovation and experimentation, with newsrooms in 30 communities across the United States. 

We are located in South Florida, not only a lively region for news but an interesting place to live, with beaches, the ocean, restaurants, museums, arts and neighborhoods where you can experience the variety of cultures that make this city a diverse gem.  

In this role, you will need to:

  • Focus on stories and tactics that build readership.
  • Master engaging multimedia storytelling.
  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy.
  • Work well in a team environment. 

You should have many, though not necessarily all, of the following qualifications: 

  • Several years breaking news and enterprise reporting experience, ideally covering climate issues.
  • A track record of bringing fresh ideas and high energy to the job and successful collaboration with a team of reporters and editors.
  • Multimedia experience and an ability to deliver stories in whatever format best suits the topic and audience at hand, be it a video, podcast or narrative.
  • An understanding of digital publishing, online metrics and reader engagement and how to incorporate that information into your work to help our newsroom reach its audience growth goals.
  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.
  • Spanish or Creole language skills.
  • The ability to post breaking news within minutes.
  • Openness and enthusiasm to use alternative story formats, multimedia storytelling, and plug-and-play graphics tools.


  • A college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency with AP style and a strong command of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Understanding of and adherence to professional journalism standards for fair and accurate reporting.
  • Commitment to representing the diversity of our community in coverage.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which you work).

What we’ll bring

As a journalist at McClatchy, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends. 

Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals.

To apply

Please include a persuasive cover letter, your resume and five examples of your best work to the link below.

About McClatchy:
Our impact is growing every day. 30 growing markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger. 

As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth—a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways.