|Reporter – Northern Climate Science Fellowship
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Posted: July 27, 2022
Cabin Radio is accepting applications for the Wilfrid Laurier University Climate Change Journalism Fellowship.
The successful candidate will join Cabin Radio’s newsroom as a reporter dedicated to one of the most important beats in the North: climate science.
Filing primarily written material but with opportunities for audio and video reporting, you will produce comprehensive, compelling and easily understood journalism that sets out the climate crisis facing northern Canada. It’s your job to illuminate the challenges, explore attempts at mitigation, track shifts in government policy and tell the stories of those most affected.
You will be responsible for climate science newsgathering across the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut, territories where the climate is changing at three times the rate experienced elsewhere in the world. Your work will help northerners and the rest of the planet understand that change, the science behind it, and the efforts of the North’s Indigenous peoples through programs like Indigenous Guardians and other community-led responses. Your journalism will be distributed via Creative Commons licence for all other news outlets to reproduce.
This position comes with a travel budget to help you reach some of the communities most affected by climate change. You will work with our editor to manage that budget and develop an efficient, effective and environmentally responsible approach that ensures you are on the ground for the stories that most matter
- Term: 18 months
- Location: Yellowknife
- Salary: Competitive
- Benefits: Medical and dental benefits plus four weeks’ annual vacation and all stat holidays
- Funding: This position is fully funded by Wilfrid Laurier University through Cabin Radio. The university retains no editorial control and you will work to Cabin Radio’s editor
- Exceptional writing ability and communication skills
- Ability to handle both rapid-turnaround breaking news and longform reporting
- Thorough understanding of basic climate science and climate change principles
- Comfort in translating complex scientific studies or concepts into plain English for non-expert readers
The following are considered assets:
- Lived experience of northern Canada, its communities and its peoples
- An understanding of data journalism and data presentation
- Photography and videography skills
This position is open until filled – apply as soon as you are able. Apply to the contact below with the following:
- Your résumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in and suitability for the position (and stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board);
- Three examples of your published work to date (written, audio, video or otherwise);
- Three northern climate science story pitches that you would want to pursue in this role; and
- Two references.
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