JOB: Editor (Nat Geo/GEC)


Staff Contractor (with benefits)

Summary of Position

This senior and experienced journalist is the expert/voice responsible for the editorial voice and direction of the Great Energy Challenge (GEC) across all products and platforms associated with the program, including energy news.


– Responsible for energy storytelling, including daily/weekly news features, and — in collaboration with the Senior Producer, Energy — blogs, grantee features, videos, interactives, Big Energy Questions, and other special projects associated with the GEC. Develop world-class energy coverage that will generate, inform and engage a mass audience and boost revenue from sponsorship and distribution. Work with the Senior Producer, Energy and the wider GEC team Editorial, Mission Programs, Communications and Advertising to coordinate energy storytelling across internal and external GEC stakeholders.

– Indentify, recruit and manage contributing writers under pressure of daily deadlines: Delegate, assign, write, edit, copyedit, news stories and other editorial content for GEC. Step in as required to personally cover breaking energy news and occasionally be on a call over weekends and holidays.

– Represent the GEC vision and interact with leading experts, stakeholders, moderate events, and be the GEC editorial point person internally and externally. Moderate and present at GEC forums and meetings with internal and external stakeholders. Travel on assignment and to GEC events as required.

– Provide global expertise –citing trends, issues, and opportunities for use by the wider GEC team in planning for events and special projects. Evaluate research and access/vetting of experts for energy editorial opportunities and events.

– Collaborate with Senior Producer, Energy to research, analyze and present regular reports on GEC analytic and editorial impact for internal and external stakeholders. Contribute to engagement of relevant social media to build communities and conversation around NG’s energy content.

Supervision Exercised

Interns and Agency Temps.

Minimum Education & Experience

Master’s degree preferred (journalism or environmental science preferred). Five to 10 years’ on major news publications, with specific responsibility for developing energy news content. Experience with online formats, including blogs. Experience with contributors. Experience with being interviewed by other mainstream media in order to promote the GEC. Experience public speaking/moderation.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

Proficiency in producing energy stories for a discerning audience. Attention to accuracy and detail, with well-honed sense of what makes a credible energy news story. Thorough knowledge of journalism ethics and standards. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to collaborate effectively with colleague and contributing writers. Ability to work independently, under pressure, and on deadline. Ability to engage leading academic and industry experts in energy with competence and poise. Ability to make public presentations to experts and moderate expert debates with confidence.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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