AP seeks a clean energy reporter

September 4, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Associated Press is seeking a reporter to cover the vast beat of renewable energies, telling stories in all formats that help people understand and relate to the dramatic transformations that are occurring. The successful applicant will have good sourcing around energy issues and be able to break news that others don’t have.

We are looking for a storyteller: someone who can help translate smart, fact-based work on climate change, looking to inform people on the energy transition, what is working and what may not be. This person will be interested in thinking particularly about clean energy developments and equity – the ability of people across geographies and income levels to access and use green technologies.


As our green energy expert, you will work collaboratively with a new and dynamic team of journalists across the globe. You’ll build strong sources that keep AP ahead of the competition, generate original and compelling story ideas and harness social media to capitalize on the latest innovations on climate change. You will also approach each story across formats from beginning to end, and you’ll work with other departments to deliver the best storytelling experience for AP’s global audience.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • deliver spot news, features, profiles and analysis.
  • write about complex topics in a way that can be easily understood by broad audiences.
  • be interested in stories that resonate with diverse audiences around the world.
  • work with a diverse team of journalists to pitch stories across all formats – text, photo, video, audio, digital/social, interactive and graphics – collaborating from a story’s inception to its publication.
  • have a great news sense, with the ability to communicate and drive stories that people will want to share on social media and other platforms.
  • pursue innovative and inclusive coverage that maintains AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.


This reporter should have at least three years of full-time journalism experience, including familiarity with renewable energy issues, and a proven track record of identifying smart, innovative stories that people respond to. Applicants must be able and willing to work any shift, including nights and weekends, or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation.

We will consider strong candidates who do not meet every listed qualification. You may use a cover letter to describe the unique qualifications you would bring to this role.

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • All applicants must be able to work in the U.S. or be able to gain permission to do so.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
  • Professional competency in a language besides English is a strong plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on complex, challenging story lines.
  • Employment is contingent on adhering to all company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols, including providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with applicable laws.

Application Deadline:  September 30, 2022 @ 11:59PM ET

To apply, go here.

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