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Editorial Associate, Earth Journalism Network

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote in the United States or United Kingdom

The EJN Editorial Associate will assist the EJN Editor and Content Officer at Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a global community of over 15,000 journalists dedicated to improving coverage of climate and environmental issues.

The Editorial Associate will review and edit stories, and support the EJN Editor with story grant and judging processes across EJN projects. They will assist in mentoring and/or securing mentors for journalists, and with story reposting and distribution. They will assist journalists taking EJN’s online courses. The Editorial Associate should have experience editing content in English. The position will report to the EJN Editor.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Under the supervision of the EJN Editor, help coordinate the production and distribution of EJN content as well as ensure its quality.
  • Assist with distribution of stories, primarily re-publishing stories on the EJN website.
  • Assist across EJN projects to draft grant and training opportunities and participate in the judging process.
  • Assist with training and capacity-building activities, particularly mentoring story grantees and assisting learners enrolled in EJN’s online courses and producing webinars.
  • Write project updates for EJN’s monthly newsletter and other resources such as tipsheets.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of project activities, including the production of impact stories.
  • Support with the production of narrative reports and other project deliverables, as needed.
  • Assist EJN editor and web development team with improvements of EJN website and track analytics.
  • Represent Internews at workshops, conferences and events.
  • Assist across EJN projects to draft grant and training opportunities and participate in the judging process.
  • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Two or more years related journalism experience in an editorial position, preferably a newsroom.
  • Strong English-language writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving and analytical skills required.
  • Experience covering and working on environmental and/or climate change issues.
  • Familiarity with content management systems and workflows and web analytics.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to conferences and international locations.
  • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities.

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience with online learning and course development is a plus.
  • Experience managing media and/or development projects is a plus.
  • Experience with data and video journalism is a plus.
  • Experience editing and mentoring in other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French is a plus.

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

This is a remote-based position, and preference will be given to candidates in the United States or the United Kingdom, though candidates based elsewhere will also be considered. However, applicants must have independent work authorization in their location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. There are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

This is a limited-term position with an initial term of twelve months. This position may be extended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

To apply, please click here.

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