Climate Home News is looking for an editor to lead its award-winning team.
This is a unique opportunity to set the news agenda internationally on a topic of intense public interest.
Since 2012, Climate Home News has built a reputation as the go-to news source for original reporting on the international politics and diplomacy of the climate crisis.
Climate Home’s core audience includes climate diplomats, policymakers, researchers, practitioners and activists across the globe. We reach hundreds of thousands of generalist readers too.
Initially centred on the UN climate negotiations, our beat broadened to how the Paris Agreement is playing out in the real world. As climate journalism entered the mainstream, we honed our focus on where we could add value: authoritative reporting on multilateral affairs and collaborative investigations.
The successful candidate will build on this legacy and steer Climate Home through its next phase. You will navigate industry-wide trends such as news avoidance, stagnating social media engagement and the rise of AI tools. You will have big ambitions for climate journalism and a track record to back them up.
Salary: £50,000 – £70,000 FTE depending on experience and location
Terms: Full time or part time/job share negotiable
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible after 2 January 2024
- Lead the editorial strategy for Climate Home News
- Manage a team of journalists
- Maintain the high quality of journalism for which Climate Home is known
- Uphold industry best practice in ethical and responsible reporting
- Mitigate legal risks
- Work with the CEO and operations manager to secure resources to sustain Climate Home’s original journalism
- A minimum of five years’ journalism experience, including at least two years in an editorial capacity
- A vision for advancing independent climate journalism
- Keen interest in the climate crisis, its causes and solutions
- A track record of producing hard-hitting news and investigative stories
- Proven ability to secure resources to sustain quality journalism
- Networking prowess
- Awareness of audience trends and their implications for news publishers
- Understanding of media law and industry standards
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Willingness to work remotely
- Deep knowledge of the climate crisis and multilateral efforts to tackle it
- Existing networks in the climate journalism space
- Experience of managing people
- Multimedia experience
- Additional languages
To apply for this role, please send a CV and one-page covering letter to [email protected] outlining your editorial vision for Climate Home News and how your experience equips you to deliver it. Attach or link to published work that you have reported or edited. Include contact details for two referees, who will only be contacted with your prior permission. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with CEO and publisher James Ramsey, editor Megan Darby and an external panel member tbc.
Deadline for applications: 09:00 GMT, Monday 6 November 2023
Interviews will take place the week beginning: 13 November