Jobs at RTCC: News Editor

Posted: April 9 2014
Closing date: May 7 2014

Source: Flickr/Shubert Ciencia

Source: Flickr/Shubert Ciencia

News Editor

RTCC is looking for a news editor with excellent reporting and writing skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to find stories that no one else spots.

With experience writing about environmental issues, you’ll be responsible for coordinating RTCC’s daily output, as well as producing regular on and off diary stories.

You’ll need to be able to explain complex political and diplomatic issues, break down science studies to a human level, and report on the impacts of climate change around the world.

This could range from reporting from the latest round of UN climate negotiations, guiding readers through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 3 study, or interviewing European Ministers ahead of their next 2030 Energy & Climate discussions.

As an experienced journalist with a strong digital background, you’ll be comfortable communicating in a clear, accurate and engaging way.

You’ll also need to be Twitter savvy, confident at producing multimedia content, and have a strong team ethic.


-Lead news planning in conjunction with editor
-Breaking news reports and analysis
-Work on feature stories, investigations and blogs
-Engage with audience on social media platforms
-Film and edit video for Climate Change TV
-Build and maintain a wide network of contacts

Skills and abilities

-At least two years reporting on the climate & energy sector
-Familiarity with key climate change and energy political issues
-Excellent written English & ability to write clear and accurate copy
-Enthusiasm for sector and ability to work on own initiative
-Demonstrable social media skills
-Sound understanding of digital media platforms
-Naturally collaborative team player

The role is based in RTCC’s central London offices, but foreign travel will be required.

This is a permanent contact, subject to a three-month review. Full time (40 hours a week).

£30,000-£33,000, dependent on skills and experience.

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to Katrina Frost ([email protected]):

-Your CV
-A covering letter, explaining why you would be a good fit for the role and the organisation, and your plan to develop our coverage
-A 500-word analysis or report on a current topic in climate or energy politics, written in a style suitable for publication on RTCC.

The deadline for applications is May 7 at midday. Interviews will take place on May 13 & 14.

About RTCC:

RTCC is an independent nonprofit media organization that reports and shapes the conversation around international climate change negotiations and politics. We are accredited as official observers to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and run a TV studio for the UN at its climate, biodiversity and desertification talks.

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