Climate Reporter

News Miami, FL


The Miami Herald is looking for a creative, collaborative and solutions-oriented reporter to join its climate team in covering the critical challenges shaping just about every aspect of life in South Florida. 
This reporter will work closely with two other reporters on our climate team, and will have a special role teaching and working with students at Florida International University.
We're looking for an experienced journalist who can explore not just threats of climate change and sea level rise, but the region's pioneering efforts to confront them. This journalist should have a demonstrated ability to write with accuracy, clarity and speed; collaborate on multimedia projects; and engage and build audiences through social media, newsletters and other tools. 
This is a hybrid position that will serve the Miami Herald and Florida International University, with 75 percent of this reporter’s time dedicated to the Herald and 25 percent to FIU. 
The duties at FIU would include working with undergraduate and graduate students to identify, plan, coordinate, and revise digital content on the environment for publication in the South Florida Media Network (SFMN); teaching a class on environmental journalism; offering workshops to undergraduate and graduate journalism students; guest lecturing in undergraduate and graduate journalism courses; and advising the dean on curriculum for an environmental journalism program.
What you'll bring:
  • Several years breaking news and enterprise reporting experience, ideally covering climate issues.
  • A track record of bringing fresh ideas and high energy to the job and successful collaboration with a team of reporters and editors.
  • An understanding of digital publishing, online metrics and reader engagement and how to incorporate that information into your work to help our newsroom reach its audience growth goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities and teams, and to teach and interact with students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, and always evolving, shaped constantly by experimentation and feedback.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
Job requirements
  • This is a two-year contract position, with salary and benefits.
  • This is predominantly a weekday job, but requires flexibility to work some evenings, occasional weekends and holidays.
  • While the position is based in Miami, there will be flexibility in workplace arrangement. 
  • Proficiency with AP style and a strong command of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Understanding of and adherence to professional journalism standards for balanced, fair and accurate reporting.
To apply 
  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 4 to 6 work samples with a brief summary of your role in each.
What we'll bring:
The Miami Herald is one of America’s legendary metro newsrooms. We’ve won 24 Pulitzer Prizes, and we’re hungry for our next. We are located in one of the nation’s most dynamic and fast-paced news markets, a beautiful place to live and an incredible place to do journalism.
The Miami Herald is owned by McClatchy. As a journalist at McClatchy, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options includes healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends. Our overall benefit package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals.
About McClatchy:

Our impact is growing every day. 30 growing markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments.

Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger. As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth—a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways.

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.