Climate Newsletter Writer and Reporter

Job Description

The Climate Desk at the New York Times is looking for a creative and collaborative writer to anchor its Climate Fwd: newsletter and cover climate news. Candidates should have a track record of ambitious and rigorous reporting that has shaped the conversation on climate and advanced readers' understanding of it.

Applicants should be well-versed in current research and policy, and well-sourced in the climate community of researchers, policymakers, analysts and lawyers. Candidates should have a vision for expanding the NYT Climate newsletter community, engaging readers and synthesizing news and analysis in a conversational and newsletter-friendly voice.

Candidates should have a body of work that shows broad intellectual curiosity, a sharp eye for recognizing overstatement, and a command of complex and varied topics. Candidates should be able to show how they have landed scoops and owned a beat, written razor-sharp explainers and constructed gripping long-form narratives.

The ability to work as part of a team with visual reporters - photographers, videographers and data visualizers - is essential. That teamwork has led to the kinds of inventive visual and data-driven journalism that the Times's Climate Desk has pioneered. Collegiality and collaboration are highly valued. Candidates should also be willing to travel for reporting.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY


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