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Assistant director, Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk
University of Missouri
Assist Editorial Director Tegan Wendland with editing, outreach, distribution, and other tasks as needed. Part-time remote job, up to 20 hours a week, $25-$45 an hour depending on qualifications.
News Director
WYSO Public Media
The News Director will be a visionary journalist and skilled,l manager who will lead our newsroom team of seven full-time staff, which includes four full-time reporters (including an Environmental and Food Systems Reporter!) a digital editor, a Morning Edition Host, and an All Things Considered Host. The News Director will also mentor a changing roster of paid interns from area universities; and sometimes assign /edit stories with community producers.

Salary: 70-85k
Writer and Editor
Environmental Integrity Project
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog organization, is seeking to hire a veteran journalist to research, write, and edit in-depth reports and articles about the oil and gas industry. This position will be based in Houston, and the person would work out of their home.

Job Description:

The writer and editor will work as part of a team of analysts, journalists, and attorneys in EIP’s Center for Environmental Investigations and conceive, research, write, and edit investigative reports and articles about the oil and gas industry. The position will require writing in-depth research projects and shorter blog articles about interesting and important new oil and gas projects across the U.S. and perform other communications work, as required.

The job would require some travel – for example, to West Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere to interview and photograph local residents and profile communities that are impacted by the expansion of the oil and gas industry.


A qualified candidate will have several years of experience at a news organization and a portfolio of news stories employing public records research. We are seeking a self-starter – an experienced investigator with good computer skills who is comfortable working independently with little oversight.

Compensation, Hours, and Location:

Pay for this Houston-based position will be about $90,000 annually and will include generous vacation time and benefits, including health insurance and contributions toward a retirement plan.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and five examples of investigative reports or news stories published in news outlets to Tom Pelton, Director of Communications at EIP, at Applicants should include in the subject line of the email “Applying for Writing and Editing job.”

Climate reporters and editor

In the coming months, we plan to hire at least two more reporters and an editor to NPR’s climate team. We are still fleshing out the job descriptions. But broadly, we seek journalists with a minimum of five years of experience in journalism, with much of that time covering climate change. Radio/audio experience is a big plus but not a prerequisite. We’re open to remote work.

We seek to build a diverse community of journalists at the network who show remarkable drive in covering climate, have fresh ideas, are rigorous in their reporting and editing, and who are excited to work on accountability stories. Collaboration is central to our journalism, within the network and with member stations, so you have to be able to play nice with others.

Im here at SEJ. If you’re interested, hit me up for at least a quick chat.

Neela Banerjee
Supervising Climate Editor
M: 202 297 9915
Twitter: @neelaeast

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Freelance Writer
The Xylom
The Xylom is an Atlanta-based nonprofit, student-led newsroom exploring the communities influencing and shaped by science. Founded by Georgia Tech students, we are featured in Montana Free Press, ASBMB Today, and Cell Press. We're actively creating pipelines so more voices are elevated: over two-thirds of our stories are written by women or nonbinary folks, and two-thirds of all storytellers are people of color!

We are currently taking pitches of 1500-word data-driven, narrative-driven features, in addition to essays. This is a paid opportunity. We highly encourage students and multilingual submissions! Talk to Alex Ip (@alexip718) or DM us at @thexylom for more details.
Reporter and editor roles, climate and environment
Hi all - we are looking for a reporter and editor to join our expanding climate and enviro team. The job posts are below. I’ll be at SEJ Friday so let me know if you’d like to meet up to discuss either!

Dan Mauzy
Executive Editor, News | wbur

WBUR is seeking an ambitious, collaborative reporter to join our growing climate and environment team. The team is dedicated to being the top source of environmental coverage in the region, developing stories with local relevance and national resonance from offshore wind to sea level rise to environmental justice issues. The team covers the beat for everywhere WBUR practices journalism: audio,, newsletters, social media, and in our swanky community venue CitySpace where we hold forums, debates, concerts and film screenings. We don’t expect you to be experienced in all of those platforms but we do hope you’re eager to learn, experiment, take some risks, and have some fun along the way.

WBUR is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment to lead a deeply creative, collaborative and ambitious team of journalists covering climate change and environmental impact on families and communities. The Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment develops and oversees innovative storytelling and narrative, establishing a unique identity. The Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment is responsible for all aspects of supervising their team. Candidates should have experience with and be passionate about mentoring and coaching journalists at all experience levels, and hold a commitment to growing skills and supporting career development. The role is responsible for the vision, strategy, promotion and presence of the teams journalism across platforms, including broadcast, online, social media, and in the live space.

Texas based reporter
Inside Climate News
Texas-Based Reporter

Inside Climate News is seeking an experienced Texas-based reporter with proven investigative skills to cover the fossil fuel industry, Texas regulatory agencies and environmental injustice in relation to the climate crisis. The reporter will produce a body of accountability stories and both quick-turn and long-range investigations aimed at the continuing production of oil and gas, its impact on the environment and the health and well-being of Texans, particularly communities of color and low-income neighborhoods disproportionately affected by pollution and extreme weather. Go to Inside Climate News website to see the full listing.

To Apply

Please send resume, clips and a cover letter to, or email Executive Editor Vernon Loeb, Managing Editor Sonya Ross, or Senior Editor Michael Kodas directly. (Michael is at SEJ2022)

Editor/Project Manager, Covering Climate Collaborative (local media association)
Local Media Association/Local Media Foundation
The Covering Climate Collaborative is a local news collaborative including 25 local digital, print, radio and TV newsrooms covering climate change regularly; supported by six best-in-class science partners. The editor/project manager job is open thanks to the former editor getting a great promotion! Let's talk about this opportunity to lead a mission-driven project!
Environmental video producer/ reporter
Oregon Public Broadcasting
We are hiring a Video Producer/Reporter for OPB’s “Oregon Field Guide”, one of the highest-rated locally produced public broadcasting programs in America! We are dedicated to all things outdoors, science and environment. Want to hear more? I will be at the SEJ conference through Saturday. Pay is 70-75k. Position closes next week so prep your resume. I’m available to talk in person at the conference. DM me. #hiring #science #broadcasting
Editor and writer roles
High Country News
High Country News has several openings right now! We're looking for an Alaska-based staff reporter; an experienced news & investigations editor; and our next cohort of interns for our 6-month internship starting in July 2022. Details, including pay ranges and desired experience, are in the job postings listed here:

High Country News is a non-profit magazine that seeks to publish stories that capture the diverse cultures, ideas and ideals, myths and realities, long-standing dreams and critical tipping points at play in the Western U.S. I'll be at the conference on Friday and Saturday and am happy to chat about these openings! Send a DM to Emily Benson, or find me in the hallway or on twitter: @erbenson1
Freelance Writers
RMI always looking for freelance writers to help report and shoot owned content for its Web site and social channels. Please reach out to our Chief Storyteller, Adam Aston, if interested in pursuing freelance with us! We are a non-profit working to transition the energy system to secure a clean, prosperous, zero carbon future for all.
Associate Editor, Audubon magazine
Come join our award-winning editorial team at Audubon magazine! As an independent journalism entity within the National Audubon Society, our reporting both celebrates our fascination with birds and probes pressing planetary issues, including biodiversity loss, habitat conservation, climate change, and more. We also strongly value and emphasize in our reporting and visuals the importance of a diverse and inclusive science and conservation effort to help meet the challenges facing birds and people today.

We envision this position as a combined writing and editing role. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a versatile reporter and strong writer who is excited about taking on more editing duties, with mentorship from more senior editors on staff. And that staff is really good! We were just nominated for two National Magazine Awards and last year won one for General Excellence.
There are three of us at SEJ — myself, Andy McGlashen, and Alisa Opar – so please look us up and we’ll tell you more about journalism at Audubon and the position. If you’re interested also message me, and we’ll send you the job link when it’s posted in a few days.
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Media Relations Manager
The Public Interest Network
Full description to long to fit here. Please come by our booth to talk to Mark Morgenstein if interested.

The mission of The Public Interest Network’s in-house media communications department is to strategically enhance public visibility of U.S. PIRG, Environment America and dozens of state and national affiliated organizations. We seek to elevate our organizational story and positioning through increased media mentions of The Public Interest Network’s campaigns and more interviews with our leadership and subject matter experts. Enhanced visibility should lead to greater name recognition, political clout and donations for The Public Interest Network to advance its causes.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Project management: Take ownership of media campaigns from gestation to fruition.
Media strategy: Develop comprehensive, multifaceted communications strategies for ongoing and new campaigns.
Writing: Write and assist in writing news releases, blogs, position statements and internal memos.
Editing: Edit internal and public-facing writing for consistency, clarity and relevance.
List building: Build and maintain a list of media contacts.
Networking: Add to network media lists through outreach to journalists.
Story pitching: Pitch stories to journalists using persuasive writing skills that match our stories to journalists’ needs.
Digital communication: Use social media to promote content, find journalists and pitch stories.
Staff supervision: Act as supervisor of interns and junior staff in absence of department director.

Media Specialist
World Resources Institute
As the Media Specialist, you will help raise the profile of WRI, our research and experts around the world. You will be responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies, building and maintaining relationships with journalists, writing and editing communications materials, and working with staff across the Institute to communicate WRI’s work more effectively. This fast-paced job includes daily interaction with reporters; strategy and messaging on a variety of topics from food to cities to water; general communications support; and more.
Energy Reporter
Bismarck Tribune
The Bismarck Tribune, the newspaper in the capital city of North Dakota, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover energy and the environment.

The Tribune is looking for an experienced reporter to cover the energy industry, as well as environmental impacts of development. Bismarck is the center of energy regulation and centrally located to coal country and the Bakken oil patch.
News positions
Adirondack Explorer
Interested in talking to anyone interested in working for a growing nonprofit news organization covering New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Our reporting looks at the challenges and opportunities facing this globally important region. The Explorer offers the chance to cover global issues on a local landscape that ranks as the East’s greatest expanse of wildlands, covering a mix of public lands, designated wilderness areas, private timber holdings and revered lakes. I’ll be here at the conference until Saturday. Tracy Ormsbee
SEJournal's EJ InSight Editor (volunteer)
Society of Environmental Journalists
EJ InSight, the quarterly SEJournal Online column that explores the cutting edge of visual journalism on the environment, is currently seeking a volunteer editor.

EJ InSight, launched in 2018, has spotlighted exemplary work from leading freelance and staff practitioners in photojournalism, videography and data infographics, including at National Geographic, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

The time commitment is minimal (approximately 4-6 hours per quarter) and includes overseeing column contributions, outreach and light editing duties. The EJ InSight editor joins the masthead of the SEJournal and the SEJ’s editorial advisory board, which meets online an hour each quarter.

We’re seeking diverse candidates as part of SEJ’s commitment to supporting diversity in environmental journalism.

Please email your interest to SEJournal Editor A. Adam Glenn at or
Climate Change Fellow
Solutions Journalism Network
This is a part time, non-residency fellowship that unfolds virtually. Open to any working journalist, freelance or organization affiliated with a demonstrated interest in climate coverage. You’ll receive training on solutions journalism and professional development (offered in response to the cohort’s preferences) and join a group of 15-20 colleagues from July 2022 to July 2023 in producing 2-4 stories individually in that time. Emphasis is on climate change framing that includes an equity lens. Comes with a stipend, but is NOT equivalent to FT compensation. Application will post on later this month.
Senior Petrochemical Campaigner
Friends of the Earth
A committed specialist who can lead Friends of the Earth’s new US effort to stop plastics production and protect communities from industrial pollution. A proven communicator with a passion for environmental, social and racial justice to support the campaign to stop petrochemical facilities and help create a fossil free future. Are you a person who can both engage and put pressure on corporations, financiers, Congress and the Biden Administration for an end to plastics build-out along with working alongside fenceline communities to prevent the next massive petrochemical complex from being built?

Required Qualifications:  

A minimum of five years of experience in policy advocacy, corporate/market campaigns, organizing or legislative work.
Proven communication skills and demonstrated comfort working with a wide range of constituencies, including community organizations/environmental justice groups, financiers, the public, the press, and government officials.
Ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign activities including policy analysis, advocacy, organizing, public speaking, research, and communications.
Advocacy experience preferably in the realm of environmental, finance, and/or energy and climate change.
All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. FoE does not sponsor any employment related visas.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and understanding of legislative and executive branch processes and strategic approach to both policy and politics preferred.
Collaboratively engage as part of a fast-moving and results-oriented team and work effectively in a changing environment.
Strong research and written communication skills.
Excellent decision-making and networking skills.
Fundraising experience including writing and securing foundation grants.
Occasional travel. (Once Covid restrictions are lifted)
NPR Democracy and Disinfo reporter
Hi, all, I realize this isn’t squarely in the enviro/climate space. But many of us have done deep work on disinfo, so I thought this might be of interest. The app intake process closes next week. Please share widely
Climate and Corporations correspondent
Experienced journalist who will cover what corporations are doing on climate, the good and the bad
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