Call for Application: Pitch a Food, Farming, and Climate Story for Climate Tracker. Over the course of 4 months, Climate Tracker plans to work with a group of 6 international early-career journalism fellows to develop a series of powerful feature stories focusing on key issues and events linked to the Glasgow Process.
Pitch a Food, Farming, and Climate Story and receive the following benefits
- Training: If selected, you will receive both collective and individual support for a period of 3 weeks. Our aim is to help you develop as a reporter, with emphasis on the field of climate, food and agricultural storytelling. At the end of the training period, you will have developed a core thematic and journalistic understanding of the issues.
- Writing and Mentoring: After the training period, you will be challenged to publish 2 stories in national media, covering the lead up and the local/national Fork to Farm Dialogue event, linked to the Glasgow Process You’ll get the chance to truly take a bite into refining your skill set and participate in collective reflections and peer learning. This time would also involve far more specific support on your individual stories and the research, drafting and editorial stages of publishing.
- In-depth Publishing: You’ll then move on to the next stage of the fellowship, which will run for 10 weeks. You will be challenged to pitch, research, investigate, and publish an in-depth story linked to the Fork to Farm Dialogue and Glasgow Process. Your story will be published in national media and we will support republication in regional or international media. Climate Tracker will be with you every step of the way, through your investigative storytelling journey and you’ll be encouraged to build on the support of all fellows. You’ll receive investigative and interviewing skills, logistical and editorial support.
- Get PAID: They offer a stipend for two months (180EUR per month) and then a grant for an in-depth story (350EUR).
- Participating in all training and mentoring sessions.
- Fulfilling thematic based learning challenges, quizzes and materials.
- Submitting drafts of all their work to Climate Tracker team members in a timely manner
Following up on editorial reviews.
- Publishing 2 feature food and climate stories in national or regional newspapers. These stories would be published in the lead up to, and following the local/national Fork to Farm dialogue event you are following.
- Pitching and Publishing an in-depth story following the national Fork to Farm Dialogue event, focusing on key challenges and opportunities linked to realising sustainable food policies.
How to apply?
Go over to the App, sign up, sign in, and submit the URL to an open Google Document outlining:
- Your 150-200 pitch
- Link to work you’ve published
- Link to your CV