Covering Climate Now Is Hiring!
Covering Climate Now is seeking an Associate Audience Editor and a Regional TV Engagement Coordinator.
Associate Audience Editor
Covering Climate Now is seeking an Associate Audience Editor to work with the CCNow editorial team to produce social media content and other materials to help guide journalists who want to more fully participate in climate reporting.
Ideal candidates for the Associate Audience Editor position will excel at working with a remote team, utilizing email, Slack, and Zoom to communicate on a daily basis. They will collaborate with colleagues, offer ideas, and help shape our engagement projects to serve and inform our journalistic audience effectively. Through research, data analysis, outreach, social media production, and events, the Associate Audience Editor will help CCNow amplify exemplary climate reporting, alert journalists to new story ideas, and help to create a community of practice around an all-of-newsroom approach to climate coverage.
Position Responsibilities Include:
- Work with the audience editor to produce content, including but not limited to social posts and videos about news stories, best practices, live events, and more.
- Facilitate community engagement and partnerships with audience members and newsroom partners through social platforms.
- Create and edit videos and graphics for posts on Instagram, Twitter (and other text-based social platforms), LinkedIn, Facebook (and, possibly, TikTok in 2024) to reach new audiences and generate conversation about improving climate coverage in newsrooms across media, around the world.
- Write, edit and fact check copy as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Interest and experience in social media (especially Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and TikTok) content production, creator culture, and new trends in social media communication and online journalism.
- Familiarity with data analysis.
- Strong news judgment.
- Strong writing skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments.
- Strong interest in local and regional news, especially as it relates to climate change.
- Ability to prioritize effectively.
- Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects.
- Graphic design and video editing skills.
- Familiarity with digital content creation and scheduling tools (especially Canva, Buffer, Tweet Deck, audio/video editing software).
- Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high impact culture.
- Fluency in other languages is desirable.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
- Required to have internet access and a personal computer.
- Must be able to work remotely from a quiet and secure place.
- Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
This is a full-time remote position, available January 15, 2024. CCNow is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary range — $65,000-$72,000, depending on experience — with benefits. Submission deadline: December 8, 2023
Regional TV Engagement Coordinator
Covering Climate Now is looking for an experienced coordinator to help maintain and grow our US local television initiative. The initiative will support local television stations in the southeastern US to enhance their climate reporting. Relationship nurturing, systems thinking, program design, strategic planning, and creativity are key in this role.
The Regional TV Engagement Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for our local TV partners in the southeastern United States. This work includes establishing and nurturing contacts in many newsrooms, assessing partner needs, and working with CCNow colleagues to provide training, as well as strategic and editorial support, as partners work to improve their coverage of climate change and engage their community. Ideal candidates will have climate reporting as well as local television experience. The job will be based in one of the three states that are the focus of this project: South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia.
- 5+ years experience as a coordinator or in a similar role at a journalism organization.
- Climate knowledge.
- Local television production experience.
- Residency in South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Strong critical thinking, research, and analysis skills, including a proven ability to assess a large set of opportunities and distill complex issues into strategic decisions, structured frameworks, and cohesive action plans.
- Proven ability to work remotely with a broader team, including freelance researchers, as well as colleagues dispersed around the world.
- Strong communication and networking skills.
This is a full-time position. While most work will be done remotely, the Coordinator will make frequent visits to local TV stations and journalism organizations. This position is available January 15, 2024. CCNow is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary range — $75,000-$90,000, depending on experience — with benefits. Submission deadline: December 15, 2023
Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration with over 600 partners. We support journalists and newsrooms to produce better, more informed coverage of the biggest story of our time. We encourage reporting on climate change — and its solutions — throughout the newsroom, because climate touches every aspect of our lives.
Organized for journalists, by journalists, CCNow is a forum for learning, networking, and exchanging ideas. It was co-founded in 2019 by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation magazine, with the Guardian and WNYC as our lead media partners. CCNow is a non-partisan organization. Our fiscal sponsor is the non-profit organization, Fund for Constitutional Government.