Climate Home News has an opening for a reporter to join our award-winning team and cover one of the most important beats of our time.
The climate story is about more than molecules of CO2 and degrees of warming. It is about people and power. Who is driving change and who is blocking it?
As climate impacts intensify and hit the world’s poor hardest, the urgency to fix it has never been greater. Yet this crisis is just one of many competing for cash and attention.
An increasing number of people avoid the news because they find it overwhelming or don’t trust the messenger. Media outlets need to meet readers where they are, with rigorous reporting and creative storytelling.
We are looking for an enterprising and tenacious journalist to bust greenwash, deliver agenda-setting exclusives and empower readers to be part of the solution.
You will have the chance to travel to international conferences and hone your journalism skills in collaboration with talented colleagues.
Job title: Reporter
Reports to: News editor
Location: Remote, with occasional international travel. We welcome applications from any country in a UK-compatible timezone.
Pay: Competitive, based on location and experience.
Hours: Up to 40 hours a week, flexible. Part time or job share arrangements negotiable. Should be available for a daily news meeting in UK office hours.
Climate Home News is looking for an enterprising, tenacious reporter to develop our coverage. The successful candidate will be versatile enough to file breaking news on a tight deadline, spot original angles and dig deeper for analysis or investigative pieces. You should be open to collaboration on multimedia and investigative projects.
- Identify and develop story ideas
- Gather, verify and analyse newsworthy information
- Contact, interview and maintain relationships with sources
- Write and deliver news stories to deadline, with the reader’s perspective in mind
- Work with colleagues and freelance contributors on special projects
- Follow journalistic ethics and good practice
- Review written articles by other reporters on staff to check for clarity, grammar and overall story presentation; make suggestions and assist with any revisions that need to be made
- Ability to identify relevant news angles and get to the heart of a story
- Ability to write in English in a clear, concise and conversational manner
- Ability to interact professionally and build a network of sources
- Strong research skills
- Willingness to occasionally work a flexible schedule when covering key events
- Knowledge of climate change and diplomacy
- Contacts in the climate change policy, politics and finance space
- Fluency in languages other than English
- Data journalism skills
- Multimedia skills
Education and experience
- At least two years of relevant experience as a reporter/journalist, with a portfolio of published articles
- Bachelor, master’s degree in journalism and/or NCTJ diploma
- Send a CV and one-page covering letter to editor Megan Darby [email protected]
- Attach or include links to three published articles, with a brief description of how you approached each story
- Shortlisted candidates will be invited to carry out a short writing test and remote interview
Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to offer feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted.
The deadline for applications is 28 November 2022.
About Climate Home News
Climate Home News delivers original journalism that informs and inspires action to tackle the global climate crisis. We do this by:
- Reporting and analysing major developments in international climate action
- Exploring tensions between competing interests and values
- Exposing wrongdoing or obstruction and holding power to account
- Amplifying the voices of those hardest hit by the climate crisis
- Highlighting transformative action from across society and the economy
With an international outlook, we aim to be the go-to media outlet for a global community of doers and thinkers.
In 2022, we won the Drum Online Media Award for best specialist news site.