Jobs at RTCC: Reporter

Posted: February 12
Closing date: March 12


RTCC – reporter

RTCC – a news website focused on global climate change politics and policy – is looking for a talented reporter with strong 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 contributing 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 scientific studies and report on the impacts of climate change around the world.

This could include reporting from UN climate negotiations, interrogating Shell’s business plan or joining the dots between climate change and Boko Haram.

As a journalist with a sound understanding of digital platforms, 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.

Responsibilities

-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

Key skills and abilities

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

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

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

Salary:
£DoE

For further details about this post contact Ed King – ek@rtcc.org

How to apply:

Please send the following to Joseph Quirke – jq@rtcc.org

-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 March 12 at midday. Interviews will take place on March 18.


About RTCC:

A member of the Guardian Environment Network, RTCC (Responding to Climate Change) is an independent non-profit media organisation 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.

Read more on: RTCC General News