As Carbon Brief seeks to expand our coverage of the intersection of food systems, land use, nature and climate change, we are looking for an experienced candidate for a brand new editorial position.
- Are you a journalist or editor with deep knowledge of land and food systems?
- Do you have experience in managing teams and editorial workflow?
- Do you want to contribute to accurate and timely coverage of climate change and nature?
Carbon Brief’s award-winning journalism is respected by scientists, journalists, politicians and activists around the world. We publish questions and answers, detailed analysis, interviews, interactive, infographics and maps to help us highlight climate science and policy. We are proud of reach and engagement we have with our audience who appreciate our rigorous and authoritative brand of “explanatory journalism”
In 2021, we created a new section on food, earth and nature, recognizing the challenges and opportunities associated with these interrelated topics. As a section editor, you will help us cover this topic by providing clarity and essential context for headings.
Reporting to the Senior Science Editor and managing a team of specialist writers, you will be responsible for the day-to-day editing and production of all food, land, and nature content to ensure our coverage is accurate, timely, and appealing to our audience. .
These include articles on joint commissioning; copying, fact checking and image search; interaction with our multimedia team for data visualization and our digital team to promote Carbon Brief content online. There will also be room in this role to write articles and conduct your own analysis.
With a solid foundation in journalism, you will have an understanding of the plot and will be able to navigate competing claims, disinformation, emotions, and vested interests with ease. You will have exceptionally strong organizational skills and will pride yourself on being able to manage a smooth and efficient workflow. You will be a collaborative and supportive leader who knows what makes a team happy and productive.
- Oversee the efficient and timely production of all Carbon Brief food, land and nature content, including interactions between the writing, media and digital marketing teams.
- Collaborative articles with senior editors and editor/director.
- Set deadlines, track progress, and control workflow for side articles, newsletters, and long-term projects in the Carbon Brief editorial planner.
- Edit all content about food, land and nature, including fact checking and searching for suitable images.
- Opportunity for new topics, themes, people, research, events and opportunities and contributions to Carbon Brief’s editorial strategy.
- Write articles and do your own analysis whenever possible.
- Represent the Carbon Brief at external conferences, events and meetings and actively build our reputation in the food, land and nature communities.
- Take direct control of our food, land and nature journalists and manage resources within the team.
- Deep knowledge of the intersection of food, land and nature, demonstrated by many years of experience in analyzing and writing these questions.
- Excellent English editing skills, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
- Strong organizational and planning skills, as well as a proven ability to seamlessly and efficiently manage an editorial workflow, from conceptualizing ideas to controlling deadlines.
- Commitment to good journalism practice and a good understanding of the media landscape, especially in the UK.
- Subtle understanding of the social and political context related to food, land and nature.
- An effective and inclusive communicator with experience in successfully managing a team.
- Fluency in languages other than English.
- Wider interest in the role of climate change communication.
- Appreciation for the brand, style and tone of Carbon Brief.
- A network of contacts in the communities of food, land and nature.
Location: Carbon Brief’s office is in central London. However, this role can be flexible to work remotely depending on the circumstances/location of the successful candidate. You may take some trips as part of your job.
Hours/duration: This is a permanent (non-sponsored) full-time position.
Salary: £45,000 per annum, depending on experience, with generous perks.
How to apply
To apply send:
- Your summary.
- BUT transmittal letter explaining why you are a good fit for the role and organization, including your ideas for developing our food, land and nature outreach (maximum 500 words).
TO: [email protected]
In the subject line of the letter, indicate “Editor of the section “Food, land and nature” – Carbon Brief”.
Applications must be submitted before 8:00 GMT, Monday, July 18. Interviews will take place Wednesday 27 July and Thursday 28 July.either in person or via Zoom.
Carbon Brief is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion among our people. Our goal is to be truly representative of all walks of life, and for each employee to feel respected and able to go the extra mile. We strongly encourage submissions from those who feel underrepresented in climate journalism, including ethnic and social minorities.
Brief description of carbon
Carbon Brief produces award-winning journalism highlighting the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialize in clear, fact-based articles and data visualizations to help improve understanding of climate change from both a science and policy perspective. We publish a wide range of content including explanations, interviews, analyzes and fact checks, as well as daily and weekly email summaries of newspaper and online coverage. Our audience is global and diverse, but of particular interest to politicians, journalists, non-governmental organizations and academics.