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Senior Editor

Do you want to be an integral part of an ambitious newsroom covering the transition to clean energy? Are you excited to collaborate on journalism about the changing energy sector, sustainable mobility, green building, and zero-carbon industry? Are you eager to reach an influential audience of business leaders, policymakers, and climate advocates?

Nonprofit journalism outlet Canary Media seeks a senior editor to work at the heart of our team and help us plan and execute our reporting on the many aspects of the energy transition.

Canary Media is a subsidiary of clean-energy think tank RMI, but we operate independently. Our organization is dispersed, so employees can work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., or at an RMI office in New York City, Washington, D.C., Oakland, Boulder or Basalt, Colorado.

We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply!

Key responsibilities

  • Edit a wide variety of content, primarily but not exclusively written articles
  • Work with staff writers and reporters on every step from idea to publication, with particular emphasis on substantive editing
  • Solicit and edit pieces from freelancers and guest authors
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to determine coverage priorities and develop ideas for stories, special projects and new content types
  • Collaborate with designers, video and audio producers, social media manager, marketing team, and fundraising team on projects
  • Workshop headlines, deks, and promotional language for social media
  • Help ensure that our work includes diverse voices representing the many communities affected by climate change and the energy transition
  • Keep up with news and developments in our coverage areas
  • Mentor junior editorial staff

Key qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as an editor at a daily digital publication
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced newsroom, juggling multiple priorities, meeting deadlines, and coaxing colleagues to get things done
  • Ability to work with a wide range of writers, from early-career staffers to seasoned reporters to outside experts who have compelling ideas but don’t write for a living
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Diplomacy combined with tough-mindedness: You work respectfully and collaboratively with writers to produce journalism that is accessible, useful, and compelling
  • Dedication to fair, rigorous, and accurate reporting
  • A knack for making complex topics broadly understandable and interesting
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for trying new things
  • Commitment to cultivating an inclusive culture and ability to work well with people of differing backgrounds and perspectives
  • Capacity to learn new subjects quickly
  • Strong interest in the clean energy transition and climate solutions
  • A sense of humor — even in the face of daily newsroom tumult and the climate crisis

And it would be nice if you also have:

  • Knowledge of climatetech, energy, business, policy, climate change, or environmental justice
  • Experience managing video projects and editing video scripts and storyboards
  • A strong network of freelance writers and content producers

Compensation

The salary range for this role is $85,000–$95,000. Salary to be determined by considering the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. 

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement options (immediate 5% match)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Wellness benefits
  • Work-from-home or commuter allowance
  • We also offer a fully remote workplace and casual work environment.

Application

Please apply with a résumé and a cover letter describing your background and interest in this position.

Important note

As a federal contractor in the U.S., RMI must comply with requirements outlined in the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

Diversity

The world needs all hands on deck to avert the worst of the climate crisis. That’s why Canary Media values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives when it comes to expanding our team and nurturing its culture. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, socioeconomic classes, political persuasions, veteran statuses, or other identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Canary Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Canary Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/​or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request to [email protected] (Requests and calls received for non-disability-related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.)

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Reporter: Clean Energy

Are you excited to unearth new stories about clean energy, sustainable mobility, green building, and/​or zero-carbon industry? Are you a clear communicator who loves digging into complex issues and distilling them into simple, accurate, and engaging storytelling that can help drive change? Are you passionate about exploring and explaining how the energy shift affects people and the places where they live, especially lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color? Are you eager to reach an influential audience of industry leaders, policymakers, and climate advocates?

Nonprofit journalism outlet Canary Media seeks an enterprising reporter to join our team in covering the transition to clean energy. We are open to candidates who have reported on different beats within the clean energy space or outside of it. We’re particularly interested in growing our reporting in the following areas:

  • Mobility, encompassing everything from EVs to e-bikes to transit.
  • Electrification of homes and other buildings (and everything else!).
  • Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and news on other federal and state energy policies.
  • Challenges to building out clean energy infrastructure, including supply-chain and land-use concerns.
  • Grassroots energy democracy and the push for energy equity and environmental justice.

Canary Media is a subsidiary of clean-energy think tank RMI, but we operate independently. Our organization is dispersed, so employees can work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., or out of an RMI office in New York City, Washington, D.C., Oakland, Boulder or Basalt, Colorado.

We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply!

Key responsibilities

  • Find and pitch original ideas for stories and content
  • Cultivate a diverse network of sources
  • Dig through data and reports to find buried gems
  • Break news and surface undercovered stories
  • Show how the energy transition is affecting people and communities
  • Produce compelling stories in various lengths and formats, from quick-hit daily news pieces to more in-depth coverage
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues from the idea stage to publication
  • Be committed to accuracy and fairness
  • Help us develop strategies to constantly improve our journalism
  • Contribute to a creative, diverse, encouraging, and fun workplace

Key qualifications

  • At least 3 years of reporting experience
  • Strong interest in clean energy and related topics
  • Curiosity and a drive to get answers to questions
  • Ability to communicate information in a lively and engaging style, especially when covering complex topics
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced newsroom and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter as well as cooperate with team members
  • Willingness to explore innovative journalism approaches
  • Understanding of how social media platforms can be used to reach audiences or sources
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Recognition of the urgency of climate change and dedication to covering efforts to build a more clean and just energy system
  • A sense of humor — even in the face of daily newsroom tumult and the climate crisis

Compensation

The salary range for this role is $75,000–$90,000. Salary to be determined by considering the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. 

Benefits

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement options (immediate 5% match)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Wellness benefits
  • Work-from-home or commuter allowance
  • We also offer a fully remote workplace and casual work environment.

Application

Please apply with a cover letter, a résumé, and a document with copies of or links to three work samples.

Important note

As a federal contractor in the U.S., RMI must comply with requirements outlined in the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

Diversity

The world needs all hands on deck to avert the worst of the climate crisis. That’s why Canary Media values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives when it comes to expanding our team and nurturing its culture. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, socioeconomic classes, political persuasions, veteran statuses, or other identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Canary Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Canary Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/​or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request to [email protected] (Requests and calls received for non-disability-related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.)

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Social Media Content & Engagement Manager

Are you an experienced social media professional with a passion for journalism and the clean-energy transition? Do you have a background in creating content that promotes engagement and community on social media? If so, apply to join the Canary Media team!

Nonprofit journalism outlet Canary Media seeks a social media content and engagement manager to broaden the reach of our reporting on clean energy and climate solutions.

Canary Media is a subsidiary of clean-energy think tank RMI, but we operate independently. Our organization is dispersed, so employees can work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., or at an RMI office in New York City, Washington, D.C., Oakland, Boulder or Basalt, Colorado. For this role, we prefer candidates based in New York or elsewhere on the U.S. East Coast.

We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply!

Key responsibilities

  • Write engaging copy for Canary Media’s social media posts across Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and other social platforms.
  • Create multimedia content that drives brand awareness and traffic to Canary Media’s website.
  • Edit short videos for TikTok and Instagram Reels.
  • Schedule posts in accordance with each social platform’s best practices.
  • Monitor social trends, breaking news, and cleantech-influencer activity for opportunities to engage with the Canary Media brand.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing and editorial, to maximize reach of Canary’s social media efforts and ensure amplification across campaigns, channels, and teams.
  • Bolster social media activity from the editorial team by providing guidance and amplification.
  • Employ social media metrics reports and social listening data to inform data-driven social strategies and tactics and deliver ongoing recommendations to the team to enhance our social media reach.
  • Monitor and respond to community interactions important to Canary Media.
  • Identify breaking climate or energy news stories for Canary Media to respond to.
  • Engage with influential energy and climate journalists active on social media to support ongoing media outreach efforts.
  • Review and report on social media analytics to quantify and qualify effectiveness of social media content and campaigns.
  • Provide support for other audience development strategies including paid social, SEO, and newsletter marketing.

Key qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, or related field.
  • Thorough understanding of the social media landscape, including channels, best practices, and audiences.
  • 3+ years of social media marketing experience in a fast-paced environment, with journalism outlet experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience with social media publishing tools, particularly Sprout Social.
  • Excellent messaging and storytelling skills.
  • Basic photo and video editing skills. Experience with Canva or other video-editing platforms preferred.
  • An understanding of social analytics and how to build actionable reports.
  • Experience developing and maintaining social media content partnerships.

Additional desired qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the following industries: energy, climate change, policy, or the broader energy transition.
  • Ability to operate on both analytical and creative levels.
  • A strong team player who is ready to pitch in on any task when needed.
  • Self-starter with an ability to work under ambiguity and adapt quickly to changing environments.
  • An intense drive for results and impact.
  • Understanding of wider digital marketing and earned media tactics and analytics including web, media, and newsletter metrics.
  • Experience using Parse.ly, HubSpot, and Microsoft software.
  • A good sense of humor that comes across in your content as well as your conversations with colleagues.

Compensation

The salary range for this role is $75,000–$80,000. Salary to be determined by considering the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. 

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement options (immediate 5% match)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Wellness benefits
  • Work-from-home or commuter allowance

We also offer a fully remote workplace and casual work environment.

Application

Please apply with a résumé and a cover letter describing your background and interest in this position.

Important note

As a federal contractor in the U.S., RMI must comply with requirements outlined in the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

Diversity

The world needs all hands on deck to avert the worst of the climate crisis. That’s why Canary Media values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives when it comes to expanding our team and nurturing its culture. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, socioeconomic classes, political persuasions, veteran statuses, or other identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Canary Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Canary Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/​or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request to [email protected] (Requests and calls received for non-disability-related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.)

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