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Earth Journalism Network Seeking Regional Researcher

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


Founded in 2004, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) covers a multitude of environmental subjects including climate change, biodiversity, environmental health, ocean conservation, fisheries and forest management. Our network includes over 12,000 environmental journalists in more than 180 countries. Our mission is to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting around the globe. EJN support includes activities such as training journalists to cover a variety of different issues, support to produce content for local media, and development of innovative online environmental news sites. We ensure evidence-based and data-driven environmental reporting that includes the voices, stories and experiences of local populations.

For more information about EJN, please visit: https://earthjournalism.net/


In recent years, EJN has invested time and resources to better understand the impacts of the support we provide to journalists and media outlets. EJN already uses a suite of methods to gauge the impact of this work on immediate beneficiaries (i.e. media outlets and journalists), and with this project, we will be able to go a step further and understand the real-world impacts of EJN’s work on communities and policy-makers.

This project will use Outcome Harvesting methodology to guide research design and implementation. Using this method, we will investigate a range of outcomes identified by our network members  and see if they can be verified by independent external sources. This project will advance our understanding of how media stories lead to positive changes, such as changes in public policy, halting pollution or destructive development projects, or instances of collective action.

Research purposes and objectives, Scope of Work, Timeframe and Deliverables can be found on our Careers page: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/requisitions/RequisitionView.jsp


We are looking for research consultants in at least 6 countries, including India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. Other potential countries from which we could possibly select applicants include Honduras, Uganda, Vietnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, China, Pakistan and Romania.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Bachelor’s degree in media, journalism, evaluation or research work;
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in journalism, evaluation or research work;
  • Strong interviewing and writing skills;
  • Excellent experience with qualitative data collection and analysis methods;
  • Excellent inter-cultural communication skills/cultural sensitivity and the ability to forge strong cross-cultural relationships;
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Background in environmental work
  • Experience conducting evaluations for media development or related to environmental journalism
  • Investigative research experience


Applications should include the below documentation:

  • A 1-2 page statement of interest, highlighting how your experience matches the requirements of the position;
  • A CV and the names of 2 references;
  • Evidence of journalism, research or evaluation work (e.g. links to reports or PDF attachments), highlighting any experience in qualitative and investigative research.

To apply, please visit the Internews website: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1265

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