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Business Reporter/Producer
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) is hiring a Business Reporter/ Producer to cover an audience that spans Oregon and SW Washington. The Business Reporter/Producer will join OPB’s growing newsroom, which includes reporters covering politics, education, health care, criminal justice and the environment, as well as regionally-focused bureaus in Bend, Vancouver and Pendleton. This position will work closely with a news editor, and will collaborate with digital producers, program hosts and other reporters in helping the OPB audience understand important news events on the business beat.
Communications Manager, Saline Lakes and Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust
National Audubon Society
*let me know if you want to connect at SEJ and chat about it*

This is a role with the National Audubon Society.

The Communications Manager will be primarily responsible for communications focused on Great Salt Lake, as well as communication needs for saline lakes across the Intermountain West. Working in close coordination with Audubon’s Saline Lakes Program Director and Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET), this role will lead the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy that advances the goals of GSLWET, as well as Audubon’s goals.

As a key member of the growing GSLWET team, the Communications Manager will lead and coordinate the GSLWET communications committee, and will work in collaboration with communications professionals at The Nature Conservancy of Utah, the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah and will manage day-to-day communications needs for the program and GSLWET. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for coordinating with consultants, vendors, and staff in implementing a strategic communications program for the region. The Manager will coach program leaders to develop and deliver quality materials and generate social and digital media to publicize programs and conservation goals. The Communications Manager will also engage in national priority communications, as necessary, working with Audubon’s communications team.

This position will report directly to the Communications Director, Water, and will be based in the greater Salt Lake City area, working closely with the Saline Lakes Program and Western Water leadership.

$70,000-$80,000 / year

More in link.
Media and Communications Specialist
The Good Food Institute (GFI)
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. In this role, you will assist with the Media Relations function for GFI and help develop and execute strategy to make GFI the go-to source for the media worldwide on plant-based and cultivated meat (PBCM); collaborate on developing GFI’s earned media planning process; and help develop and execute strategy to make GFI employees the go-to experts in PBCM.
Climate Change Reporter
The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s premier regional news sources, is hiring a Climate Change Reporter. As a member of our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, you will lead coverage that focuses on how climate change and other environmental issues affect people and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. This beat reporter will contribute to the Times sweeping environment coverage and pursue stories that engage our growing digital audience. Ideally, you are a skilled reporter who can develop deep sourcing, break news, craft sharp explainers, decipher cutting-edge research and connect with the diverse communities of our region.

We’re looking for someone who can pivot from spot news, enterprise and news features to long-form storytelling and watchdog journalism. Please be adept at uncovering the real-life implications of our changing climate and deftly weaving narratives that explain them to our audience. This coverage includes the effect of climate change on historically marginalized communities that face some of the most dire outcomes of a warming world.

See link for full description.
Communications Manager
National Parks Conservation Association
Interested applicants: let’s talk this week at SEJ!!

The Communications Manager will advance NPCA’s campaign work in the Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest regions through outreach on issues including ensuring our parks are protected, while also remaining welcoming and reflective of our diverse cultures; defending iconic park plants, wildlife, and waterways; and calling for an end to destructive oil and gas drilling, while also ensuring parks are protected from large-renewable energy projects. A successful candidate will excel in public relations and thrive in a collaborative environment, working with regional leaders, Government Affairs colleagues, Conservation program experts, and across the communications team, along with external partners and stakeholders.

Location is flexible across the Pacific and Mountain time zone states. The communications manager will report directly to NPCA’s San Francisco-based Communications Director. Applicants should have at least five years of experience working in public relations, communications or as a reporter. Those with experience in environmental or policy-focused communications are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Metcalf Institute Executive Director
University of Rhode Island
We seek a dynamic, innovative leader who is passionate about advancing informed, inclusive public conversations that lead to action on environmental challenges and solutions. The new director will serve as the public face of the Institute to raise its national and international profile among potential trainees, collaborators, donors and funders. The director will continue to advance the Institute’s and the University’s strategic goals around justice, accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The person in this position will work collaboratively with Metcalf staff to identify and implement Metcalf Institute programs and to leverage connections and experience to create new funding and partnership opportunities for the Institute.

Metcalf Institute strives to offer a supportive work environment where our team’s diverse experiences and perspectives are valued. We seek a leader who shares a commitment to a respectful, equitable work environment in which we can collaboratively advance the Metcalf mission. We encourage applications from all individuals who believe they would excel in this position, whether they meet some or all of the listed experience and qualifications.
Environmental Fellow
The Arizona Republic
Environmental Reporting Fellowship

The Arizona Republic/, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, are seeking journalists for reporting fellowships on an ongoing grant-funded environmental project.

The journalist will be a part of a three-person team that includes an award-winning, nationally recognized reporter and two reporting fellows. The team, working with the environment editor, will work on major projects, enterprise stories, daily coverage and content for social media channels. The position focuses primarily on reporting and research, including interviews with sources for stories.

The fellowships last one year and is full-time, 40 hours a week, and includes paid time off, health insurance and other company benefits.

This journalist works with the senior reporter and will be expected to work independently on some reporting and research. Experience in environmental journalism or research is preferred, as is knowledge of related topics, such as endangered species, climate change, water management, forest or land management.

The Republic covers issues specific to Arizona and of broader interest to the U.S. West, with an emphasis on the Colorado River, climate change, air quality, land management and water conservation. The stories are often shared across the USA TODAY Network.

The job also includes producing content tailored for social media. This journalist will help manage the project’s dedicated channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The staffer monitors news feeds and other sources for environmental topics and produces a range of content, including aggregated content from other sources and daily reported stories on trending topics.
General Assignment Reporter
Honolulu Civil Beat

You’ll report on human interest and breaking news across various general topics, collaborating when needed with reporters on the team and across the newsroom.
You’ll keep an eye out for the second-day story on the first day.
You’ll identify what Hawaii residents are talking about and bring those conversations to our readers.
You’ll use social media both as a reporting tool and as a venue for promoting work and communicating with readers.

This is a Honolulu-based position and we are seeking a mid-career reporter with a minimum of 7 years’ experience. Data journalism skills and knowledge of Hawaii, its culture and its issues are a plus.
Ability to generate creative story ideas related to general topics. The ideal candidate will start each day with a few ideas for what we should cover.
A versatile reporter with an experience covering a wide range of topics including government agencies and business and economic issues.
A reporter who doesn’t just think of a story in terms of word count, but how that story can best be told
A reporter who likes to experiment with voice and tone
Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills
A reporter who is willing to approach newsgathering in a variety of ways, from picking up the phone and going to the scene to scouring social media and diving into data.
Ability to meet deadlines and adapt in a daily, unpredictable news environment.
Demonstrated ability to break out of traditional story formats
Science Writer: Climate and environment
University of Colorado Boulder
This vital member of the central campus news team finds and tells compelling stories about a range of topics, including climate change impacts and solutions, ecology and evolutionary biology, geography, atmospheric and oceanic studies, and the social impacts of a changing climate. Key elements of the position include: breaking down complex research into engaging content told through clear, succinct and compelling news writing and multimedia storytelling; attracting positive attention from external media and key constituents in Colorado and nationwide; leveraging faculty expertise by working with journalists on deadline seeking faculty experts on timely topics; collaborating and working with campus partners, videographers, and photographers, and other members of the Strategic Relations and Communications team to create and share high-impact multimedia content that shares the university's research across a variety of paid, earned and owned channels; and serving as the main point of contact and lead writer for climate and environmental science. This job will post May 1.

Editorial Fellow
Sierra Magazine
Various positions
The Advocate
Starting up an online-only bureau of The Advocate in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, in July.

Freelance Writers
Clean Air Task Force
Clean Air Task Force is on the hunt for freelancers. We want it all: Long form storytelling, snappy explainers for web, newsletter writing. If you can make complex concepts relatable, find stories in the data, or turn jargon into jingles, reach out! - Troy Shaheen, Comms Director at Clean Air Task Force.
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