Associate EditorCenter for Biological Diversity Website
Associate Editor, The Revelator
Portland, Tucson, Oakland, Los Angeles or Remote
General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks an experienced and dynamic associate editor for The Revelator, our online news and ideas publication. We’re looking for a seasoned journalist ready to build and expand this groundbreaking operation and help make The Revelator a hub for national conversations about the most important environmental issues of our age.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The associate editor will play a crucial role in all aspects of The Revelator, including:
- Reporting and writing regular news and features about wildlife, politics, people, climate, public lands, pollution, environmental justice, sustainability, oceans, clean water and the future of the planet;
- Investigative journalism that focuses on accountability; deep analysis; under-reported harms to wildlife and people; political and corporate wrongdoing; and the often-unseen forces that drive species extinct, ruin water and air, and put people and pristine places in harm’s way;
- Editing, soliciting and curating freelance journalism, essays and op-eds that illuminate, excite, provoke and inspire;
- Promoting The Revelator’s content and ideas, including via social media, email and through reprints in other publications;
- Regular posting, photo research and other production and administrative tasks related to the website;
- Helping to strategize, develop and execute our long-term vision to create a publication that’s smart, savvy, informative, fascinating and influential.
This position reports to The Revelator’s editor and works with other staff.
Essential Qualifications and Skills
- Proven track record as a working journalist producing exemplary, insightful stories about environmental issues;
- Exceptional writing and editing;
- Ability to produce clear, concise and powerful writing on tight deadlines;
- Seasoned news judgment and solid understanding of the politics and science of major environmental issues;
- A knack for finding creative, incisive narratives that allows our journalism to rise above the pack and provide readers with stories and context they won’t find anywhere else;
- The ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and juggle multiple projects and multiple deadlines;
- Ability to research, synthesize and translate complex scientific concepts for a lay audience;
- Adherence to high journalistic standards and practices;
- A confident self-starter who also works well in a collaborative team environment;
- An unapologetic love of the wild.
- A bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience;
- Five to 10 years of experience as a professional journalist and a track record of producing groundbreaking environmental stories;
- Experience with WordPress or similar platforms;
- High capability with multiple journalistic platforms, including the web, social media, photography, video and podcasts.
- Fully paid medical premiums for staff, and greatly discounted for families.
- Fully paid dental and vision premiums for staff and their families.
- Generous employer contribution to HSA and HRA’s.
- Center paid premiums for Short Term and Long Term Disability provided for all staff.
- Center paid premiums for Basic Life Insurance for all staff.
- Discounted premiums for pet discount program.
- 403(b) plan with employer match and increasing employer paid contributions.
- Generous time off policies, including 13 paid holidays per year, 5 “personal” days per year and 10 paid sick days awarded each year.
- Vacation accrual starts at 15 days annually, but it may be higher commensurate with experience.
- Center Paid Time Off for parental leave, personal leave, caretaker leave and even pet caretaker leave.
- After 5 years of service, all employees receive a 12-week paid sabbatical.
- Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.
The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.
We are an equal opportunity employer.