Deadline: August 9, 2021
Applications are open for the ClimateTracker Climate Change Media Mentorship Program 2021. Apply today for the chance to get hands-on experience in climate reporting.
The program is all-encompassing and engaging. They will be welcoming a new cohort of 6 young journalists eager to produce climate stories and learn in the process. Between August and November 2021, this diverse group will cover the climate crisis from the frontlines, producing exclusive stories for Climate Tracker.
But the fun does not stop there. Through the fellowship period, each storyteller will receive mentoring from an experienced team, as they work alongside them to strengthen their knowledge of climate change reporting. They will be challenging each fellow to experiment and use new media techniques, formats, and platforms to tell their stories. Selected fellows will also get a chance to create contact and collaborate with other international journalists.
Once selected, they will get the ball rolling really quickly! Here’s a taste of what you’ll be jumping straight into:
- 1 “short” article
- 1 feature article
- Depending on their selection, you might move on to do a collaborative story or a long form individual story
- Newsletter adaptations of your stories / Podcast contributions about your stories / Instagram Live interviews
Not only is this a great opportunity to build your network around the world and engage with journalists beyond your country/region, it’s a fantastic chance to gain hands-on experience.
Ideal candidates will:
- Be 18-35 years old.
- Have 1 year of journalism experience min.
- Have a hunger to improve as journalists – this is a learning experience.
- Have proven history of writing quality climate stories.
The clock is ticking and they are excited to review your submission. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with your application, feel free to contact Dizzanne Billy, from the Outreach Team, at [email protected].
For more information, visit ClimateTracker.