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ecoRI News, a nonprofit environmental news organization based in Rhode Island, is seeking a full-time reporter to join our dedicated team. Our mission is to produce rigorous journalism that explains complex environmental issues and holds polluters and elected officials to account. Through our reporting, we create a more informed public and provide individuals with the information they need to be better stewards of their environment. We are the only newsroom in the region dedicated to covering the environment and have an audience of 50,000 unique readers per month. Our flagship communication, a weekly e-newsletter, reaches 13,000+ subscribers.

Job responsibilities
Report long- and short-form pieces that contextualize the environmental challenges faced by the communities we cover in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
Report on local solutions to environmental problems.
Investigate polluters and hold elected officials to account and state agencies to account.
Build trust and cultivate sources.
Generate and pitch story ideas.
Contribute to the evolution of ecoRI News’ editorial vision.

Qualifications
Strong interest in environmental and climate-justice issues and an alignment with ecoRI News’ mission.
A reporter’s sense of urgency and a nose for a good story.
Uncompromising news judgement and dedication to journalism ethics.
Relentless curiosity, critical thinking, a sharp eye for detail, and the ability to digest and make sense of wide-ranging and complex information.
Exceptional writing and reporting craft.
The ability to work on multiple stories simultaneously.
Team-centric approach and appreciation for collaboration.
Be sensitive to the challenges and opportunities of reporting in vulnerable communities that suffer the most from the climate crisis and global heating.

Preferred qualifications
Fluency in a second language.
Ability to shoot photos and video.

Salary and benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. ecoRI News offers retirement benefits with company match, employee profit-sharing, professional development opportunities, flexible work schedule, and three weeks of vacation to start. Employees can work from home but are required to live in or relocate to our coverage area.

ecoRI News is committed to building an inclusive newsroom that represents and reflects the people and communities we seek to serve. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and links to 5-7 of your best clips to frank@ecoRI.org.

To apply for this job email your details to frank@ecoRI.org

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