Industry Dive seeks an editor for Utility Dive

June 9, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Industry Dive, a fast-growing business journalism company based in Washington, DC, is looking for an editor to report, write and edit for Utility Dive. We’re looking for a talented journalist who wants to break news and dig deep into the trends driving the sector as well as shape the team’s coverage for optimal impact and readability.
Utility Dive covers the ongoing transition of the U.S. power sector to a cleaner and more distributed future, with a focus on renewable energy, storage, electric vehicles, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, climate change, reliability and security, among other topics. We also cover major business developments among electric utilities and power sector vendors, including M&As and quarterly earnings calls.
You will own your beat by cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and consistently staying on top of important developments. You will pitch and report several original stories each week and uncover occasional exclusives. You’ll also help shape the content of staff and freelance reporters by workshopping story ideas, providing constructive feedback, editing copy daily and building the newsletter several times each week. You’ll be a part of a fast-growing digital product in a growing newsroom that gives you the freedom to showcase your creativity.

What you can bring to the table:

    • Proven track record of reporting and writing news stories, preferably on energy policy and energy business developments. An ability to produce ambitious and innovative reporting projects.
    • Experience covering power markets, regulatory agencies or legislative bodies at the state and federal levels is preferred.
    • Ability to quickly take ownership of specific beats through original reporting and source-building.
    • Aptitude for shaping news stories for the government and business leaders that serve this space, including through the use of public financial filings or source documents and public records requests.
    • Ability to coach and guide reporters to cover news, produce email newsletters and develop longer-term features.
    • Experience with substantive editing, copy editing and fact-checking content as well as writing SEO-savvy web headlines.
    • Strong digital news knowledge and aptitude.
    • Comfort with social media and the ability to build an audience on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to enhance the scope and reach of your work.
    • Proven ability to consistently conceive of, report, write and publish same-day news stories.
    • Ability to work with a fast-paced, dynamic team that publishes a daily audience-specific newsletter as well as three weekly newsletters.
    • Curiosity and inclination to dig deeper into complex subjects and desire to achieve excellence in journalism.
    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, English or similar field.
    • Experience level: 3 years at a minimum, strong preference for direct experience reporting on one or more of the topics listed above.

To apply, go here.

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