Yale Climate Connections is hiring an editor to help us expand our coverage of extreme weather, sharpen our focus on climate solutions, and make more of our stories accessible in Spanish. Does that sound like a job for you? Read on for the details.
Location: New Haven, CT, or remote; candidates residing in these U.S. states will be considered
We’re looking for a skilled editor who will work closely with our team of freelance reporters to tell stories about the impacts of extreme weather and how people are responding to the climate challenge.
Through our website and national radio program, which airs on weekdays on hundreds of stations, we reach millions of U.S. residents each year.
Staffed by professional journalists and radio producers, Yale Climate Connections is independent and nonpartisan. We seek a diversity of voices across our editorial team, reporters, and sources, and we see inclusion of these voices as essential to success.
If you were working as a features editor with Yale Climate Connections this week, here are some of the tasks that would have crossed your desk:
You’re an ideal candidate if you take pleasure in coaching reporters as they refine pitches, revise drafts, and grow as writers. You have high standards, good people skills, and a knack for working collaboratively with writers to bring out their best.
Required education and experience
We’re looking for someone with experience in journalism, including experience as an editor. A candidate for this role will also be fluent in Spanish and/or have demonstrated cultural competence in covering Hispanic communities in the United States. Please note that the requirements listed in Yale’s application system are generic; this job ad contains the most accurate information about desired qualifications.
Preferred education and experience
We’re particularly excited about candidates who have experience reporting or editing stories about climate change or a similar topic. Experience working in digital media and familiarity with or interest in solutions journalism are also pluses.
Skills and abilities
Yale University takes pride in offering flexibility to employees; for more information, see the university’s page on flexible work arrangements. In 2022, other Yale employee benefits included:
University policy is committed to affirmative action under the law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.
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