Climate Spectator is hiring - Assistant Editor

Climate Spectator is looking to hire an assistant editor with a passion for clean energy, an eye for detail, and ability to quickly produce well written news and commentary.

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Assistant Editor – Climate Spectator

Applications should be addressed to Catherine Cardinet, HR Manager at cc@businessspectator.com.au

The organisation

Climate Spectator is Australia’s leading website publication covering business and political developments relevant to climate change and clean energy. An offshoot of the leading online business news and commentary website, Business Spectator, over the last 3 years Climate Spectator has established a loyal audience amongst policy makers and business people involved in energy and climate change issues.  

It produces an edition every weekday covering the latest news in climate change and clean energy issues in Australia and overseas, as well as providing insightful analysis and commentary.

The role

Working with the editor of the site, you will play a major role in producing daily editions of the publication from Monday to Friday including some public holidays.

You will start early (approximately 7am) and be responsible for identifying and writing-up several short summary news stories each day from sources such as press releases and newspapers, as well as identifying and reposting relevant news stories from newsfeed services. 

You will also need to identify commentary pieces likely to be of interest to our audience from other websites and upload them to the site.

Write 2 to 3 longer commentary pieces per week that help to analyse and explain key political, technological, economic developments and changes in the clean energy and climate change arena.

Sub-edit two to three commentary articles checking for errors and clarity.

Required attributes of applicants:

-A high level of interest and enthusiasm for climate change and clean energy issues;

- Excellent political and economic analysis skills;

-The ability to communicate and summarise complex political, technological and economic issues in terms that can be readily understood by a broad, although reasonably sophisticated audience;

- The ability to write quickly, concisely and clearly;

-Capable of responding to tight deadlines and prioritising amongst a multitude of tasks;

-Capable of working autonomously sometimes with limited supervision; and

-An eye for detail to pick-out spelling, grammatical and simple mathematical errors

Required experience

We are looking for someone with between two to five years experience in either journalism/communications role or working on energy and climate policy issues. 

Salary

Up to $50K