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Editorial and Research Assistant

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About this position:

Canary Media is seeking an editorial and research assistant to work closely with our team of journalists to conduct research, publish content on our website, send out newsletters, produce podcasts, and much more. The editorial and research assistant will join editorial team meetings about coverage plans and have the opportunity to participate in discussions and contribute ideas. We don’t want you to fetch us coffee. We want you to help us do kick-ass journalism. If you’d like to build a career in media and contribute to covering the biggest story of our times, this could be the perfect entry-level position for you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on a variety of energy- and climate-related topics, tracking down good sources and summarizing findings
  • Do prep work for podcasts by suggesting topics and compiling background info
  • Schedule interviews with sources and podcast guests
  • Lay out stories in our content management system
  • Find photos and images to accompany stories
  • Proofread content
  • Do fact-checking
  • Moderate reader comments
  • Brainstorm headlines
  • Help manage our editorial calendar and other behind-the-scenes systems

Key qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent research abilities
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Willingness to try new things and embrace new systems
  • Eagerness to learn about journalism and decarbonization
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse workplace
  • Passion for clean energy and climate action
  • A good sense of humor

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