As well as getting funds to print stories about climate change and the energy transition that need to be communicated in Latin America, Climate Tracker offers the chance to train as a climate journalist.
A group of three journalists keen to report on climate change and learn will be welcomed by Climate Tracker from October 2022 to early January 2023. Each journalist will receive a monetary reward for each article during this time, as well as tutorials from a group of mentors, as they participate in group trainings to improve their understanding of how to tell stories on climate change.
Each fellow will be given the opportunity by Climate Tracker to explore and employ novel storytelling methods, formats, and media platforms. Additionally, those that were chosen will network.
The programme contemplates collective and personalized learning in relevant aspects of climate journalism and the just energy transition for Latin America and the Caribbean.
If selected, you will be challenged and supported to post stories and participate in newsletters, podcasts and/or social media content creation. In addition, your stories will be shared and promoted through ClimateTracker channels and networks.
Specifically, the programme includes:
- Economic incentive of 600 euros (200 for each story published).
- Group training sessions on energy transition, climate crisis and environmental journalism.
- Editorial accompaniment and personalized tutorials so that your reports stand out from the rest and you manage to create a quality product.
- Espacio of publication and opportunity to expand the journalistic portfolio. In addition to publishing your reports on the Climate Tracker Latin America website, they will share them with their network of allied media in the region, so that your work has greater projection and visibility.
In other words, this is a great opportunity to hone your skills as a journalist, expand your networks, and gain a space at the source of climate change and the environment.
They encourage journalists from any country in Latin America to participate in this edition.
Ideal candidates will have:
- At least one year of journalism experience
- Proven interest in environmental and climate issues
- A great proposal of journalistic history to tell
- Curiosity and commitment: this is a learning experience that we hope you make the most of
To apply you have to fill out the form before September 19 with your data and submit a proposal (pitch) of original story to be developed during the Mentoring programme in Climate Journalism.