Environment Reporter (South Asia)
The Fuller Project is the global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking journalism about women to raise awareness, expose injustice, and spur accountability. Our vision is journalism that fully represents all women, giving readers The Full Story, and spurring gender equality.
Our reporters around the globe rigorously report on untold stories and the interconnected issues affecting women and their communities everywhere. Our reporting often leads the news cycle and is published in prominent outlets, bringing the full story to a large and diverse audience.
Since 2015, our team has published hundreds of articles and reached millions of readers. In the past year, we reported on stories such as: gas flaring in the Niger delta and its health and economic effects on women in the region, a multi-part series on COVID-19 affecting women in India reported on and by 18 local reporters across the country, and links between domestic violence and extreme weather.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced South Asia-based reporter who can cover environment and climate reporting through the lens of gender and other related issues such as health, migration, labor, and economics. The reporter should have at least five to seven years of experience reporting on environmental issues in the region. Candidates should highlight past reporting that shows expertise and be prepared to pitch us stories.
This role will focus on stories in South Asia, and may include countries such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
The ideal candidate shares a passion for our mission, has experience working in a newsroom, is deadline-focused, independent, sees trends and can identify stories for longer-range coverage, and is constantly asking themselves, “Whose voice is missing from the conversation? What is the historical or systemic context surrounding this issue? How can I go deeper?” Ideal candidates will also have the following background and skills:
- Deep understanding of and source network in environment and climate
- Ability to apply that understanding to environmental issues and their effect on women and communities often left out of the mainstream narrative
- Proven track record of reporting on unheard stories, with a focus on driving impact and/or accountability
- Ability to work on deadline and deliver both timely (not breaking) and longer-term reporting
- Works well with other reporters and is willing and able to co-byline with reporters in our newsroom and in other partner newsrooms
- Willingness to receive and act on feedback and edits
- Passion for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of The Fuller Project
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and work independently
- Ability to work productively, guided by journalism ethics, and in a nonprofit newsroom
This position is a one-year full-time role based in South Asia, with a preference for reporters based in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh. We prefer candidates currently living in the region.
In countries outside the US, The Fuller Project works with an Employer of Record and aims to provide consistent and fair benefits to team members. In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with experience, benefits may include (subject to country requirements and availability):
- Annual leave and paid public holidays
- Paid parental leave
- Phone and communications stipend
- A commitment to an inclusive and diverse work culture
- Professional learning and development opportunities
- Medical insurance support (as needed)
How to Apply
If you are interested, please submit three clips and be prepared to pitch us stories that we haven’t yet covered. In addition, please write a cover letter including your specific interest in this role and the connection between your experiences and these responsibilities.
The Fuller Project is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity of all forms in our newsroom. We welcome candidates of all identities to apply.
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Interested candidates should apply online by September 24. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.