Global Climate Correspondents

Jul 18, 2022
Mar 31, 2023
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking two reporters to serve as global climate correspondents, new positions at the heart of The Post's expansion of climate coverage.

These writers would illuminate the successes and failure of governments and companies around the world addressing the causes and impact of climate change. They will pursue vivid, urgent storytelling and accountability journalism about some of the most pressing issues facing humanity: whether and how fast the world's biggest countries can curb emissions, and the manifold effects of a warming planet on people and politics. This position reflects The Post's strong commitment to elevate our global coverage of climate, the environment and extreme weather.

From continents to tiny islands, from the world's metropolises to the oceans, these writers will be expected to generate a steady output of factual and conceptual scoops, high-altitude stories that connect the dots, and explanatory and investigative enterprise. The best candidates would eagerly deploy to cover a natural disaster; document the human consequences of ecological change, from famine to forced relocation; and investigate a powerful institution's climate or environmental record.

These writers will be part of The Post's Climate & Environment Department but work in close concert with foreign correspondents and editors as well as members of our visual departments. A desire to participate in all the kinds of journalism we produce - from rich narratives to audio and graphics-driven stories to short video dispatches for social media - will be a crucial aspect of these roles.

The strongest candidates will have a track record of foreign reporting as well as some experience covering climate, the environment, and related subjects. While we want these two positions to cover different regions of the world, we are open to proposals for where they should be based. There is a strong internal candidate for one of these positions, but not for the other, so we encourage anyone with an interest in covering global climate issues for The Post to consider applying.

Those interested should submit a cover letter outlining a vision for the role, including a proposed home-base; a résumé and three clips to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/22/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Climate & Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate & Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

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