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Climate reporter

Company: The Independent
Location: Walton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About usThe Independent is an online news publisher that was established in 1986 as a politically independent UK national newspaper. In 2016, The Independent became a fully digital publisher, moving away from print in pursuit of sustainability, and to keep its values alive. Through The Independent and indy100 websites, its subscription and contribution services, as well as its syndication and advertising businesses, The Independent is continuing the work of many decades to make its voice ever louder and more insistent the world over. Today, with over 100 million unique global visitors a month, we have teams across the globe, from Delhi, Moscow and the Middle East, through to London, New York and Los Angeles.
The roleThe Independent is looking for a climate reporter to join its growing US team.
We're looking for a reporter who is not only capable of helping to expand our coverage of the 'big' climate moments - like Cops and IPCC reports - but also someone who is driven to seek out stories linked to the climate crisis that are off the beaten track.
We want someone who can cut through jargon and waffle and bring clarity to complex topics, and who can help readers understand why and how the climate crisis relates to their lives, along with the players and forces who are shaping the battle for a greener future.
We're looking for someone with a strong interest in science and/or a background in science reporting; who is comfortable tracking down information and having conversations with scientists, political leaders, activists and business figures. A broad understanding of the news landscape is also important, to have the ability to place climate stories in the bigger picture.
Being able to work to tight deadlines with concise, balanced copy is key.
About you

  • Bring your pitches and ideas to the table to expand The Independent's climate beat
  • Be open to the editing process, and work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Write across a range, from brief news reports to long-form features Your skills:
    • Curiosity and expertise on the climate crisis, along with a broader understanding of US politics and major news/cultural/business/tech events and people
    • Balanced reporting skills
    • Clear and engaging writing, including on headlines
    • Ability to bring clarity to complex topics
    • A think-outside-the-box approach that looks beyond the press release
      Expected behaviours
      • Continuous Improvement - Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
      • Collaboration - Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
      • Building Capability - Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
      • Quality Service - Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
      • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

        To apply, please send an up to date resume along with a covering letter and salary expectations.Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.
        The Independent is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. If you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

Keywords: The Independent, Scranton , Climate reporter, Advertising , Walton, Pennsylvania

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