We’re looking for a new Climate Home editor

Join an amazing team, shape our coverage in an era of Trump and set the climate change agenda in 2017

Global average temperature in 2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, while CO2 concentrations breached 400ppm for the first time.
Source: Scientific Visualization Studio/Goddard Space Flight Center

Global average temperature in 2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, while CO2 concentrations breached 400ppm for the first time. Source: Scientific Visualization Studio/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Climate change is the biggest story in the world, and 2017 will be the year to determine whether dangerous levels of warming can be stopped.

What climate and energy policies will incoming US president Donald Trump support? Is the stage set for China to assume a climate leadership role? How will Brexit impact the EU’s climate plans? Can Africa bounce back from El Nino and drought?

Climate Home is looking for an Editor to drive our coverage forward in what promises to be an exciting and dynamic moment for the planet. Running a small team in London and a network of reporters and freelancers around the world, you’ll be digitally-savvy, entrepreneurial, a sharp writer with an eye for detail, offering proven leadership skills and a record of delivering exclusive news.

Climate Home’s team are passionate about the politics and diplomacy of climate change, producing content across a range of digital platforms to engage with a global audience. Over 200,000 people a month visit Climate Home for news, analysis, commentary and thought-provoking journalism.

Responsibilities

-Providing editorial leadership for Climate Home
-Commissioning & managing reporters from diverse backgrounds
-Planning and developing long term projects
-Delivering regular news, features and interviews
-Liaising with sales team on business opportunities
-Representing Climate Home at events, functions
-Running TV studios at international conference

Qualifications – Essential

-At least 5 years journalistic experience
-Sound understanding of digital sector
-Strong set of contacts in climate and energy sector
-Acute understanding of key issues, themes and stories
-Excellent writing skills, ability to operate fast under pressure
-Understanding of what makes a team player
-Knowledge of international climate negotiations

Qualifications – Desirable

Filming and video editing experience
Language skills

Reports to – Executive Director

Hours/Duration: Full time contract

Salary: £40-55,000 DOE

To apply, please send:

One CV, a covering letter outlining your editorial vision for the next stage of Climate Home’s life and five clippings on topics related to our sector to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 16 January. Interviews will be held on 23-24 January 2017. Candidates will be asked to complete a short, written exercise.

The job is London-based but will require international travel. Applicants must have the right to work and reside in the UK.

About Climate Home:

Climate Home (www.climatehome.org) is a UK-based website covering latest developments in global climate politics, diplomacy, economics and science. The site is funded though our parent organisation, Responding to Climate Change (RTCC).

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