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Environmental News Reporter, 25-28 hours per week

The position:

The New Lede ( is a journalism initiative of the Environmental Working Group that specializes in coverage of environmental issues critical to the health and well-being of people everywhere. We provide investigative reporting, analysis, and explanatory articles about a broad range of environmental topics that too often are ignored or underreported by mainstream media sources, filling that gap with vital information regarding the state of our air, water, food and climate.

What you will do: Investigate, report and write articles on issues involving air and water quality, climate change, energy, agriculture and other environmental matters that impact public health and public policy. Hours range between 20-25 per week at a rate of $25-$31 per hour.


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a professional journalist
  • Proven track record of producing scoops, in-depth profiles, investigations and other stories
  • Portfolio of written, audio or video reporting reflecting skill set
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy for copy and content editing stories
  • Ability to produce daily and/or weekly content as needed
  • Interest and/or expertise in environmental and health news


This is a part-time position that can be based remotely. This position may evolve into full-time.

To Apply: Please send clips and pitches to


The New Lede is looking for experienced freelancers to join us in telling environmental stories that often go untold in larger outlets. We welcome unsolicited pitches but also have specific story assignments you can pursue. We want smart, well-written, timely articles about the intersection of environmental and human health, policy debates, and features and profile pieces that spotlight people and practices involved in a range of issues, including agriculture, energy, air and water quality, climate change, science, regulation and more.

Payment is competitive.

Article submissions can be made on an individual basis or under contract for four stories per month.

The New Lede is a journalism initiative of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Information about EWG is available at

To Apply: Please send clips and pitches to