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The Miami Herald seeks a multimedia/climate change reporter

February 24, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Miami Herald is expanding its coverage of climate change and sea rise.  We are seeking a multimedia climate reporter, a key role in a growing team that will tackle complex and critical challenges already shaping just about every aspect of life in South Florida.

We’re looking for an experienced multimedia journalist who can explore not just threats but the region’s pioneering efforts to confront them. This journalist should have a demonstrated ability to write with accuracy, clarity and speed; execute and collaborate on multimedia projects including podcasts and video; engage and build audiences through social media; and collaborate on our environment newsletter.

As our multimedia climate reporter, you would be at the forefront of coverage with a focus on conceiving and producing daily stories, monitoring statewide issues and coverage, and tapping social media platforms to engage our audience and find out what matters most to them. A critical focus of this job is breaking down this existential threat in search of promising solutions and the ways in which people can take action in their own lives to make a difference.

In this role, you will need to:

  • Focus on stories and tactics that build readership.
  • Master engaging multimedia storytelling.
  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy.
  • Work well in a team environment.

You should have many, though not necessarily all, of the following qualifications: 

  • Several years breaking news and enterprise reporting experience, ideally covering climate issues.
  • A track record of bringing fresh ideas and high energy to the job and successful collaboration with a team of reporters and editors.
  • Multimedia experience and an ability to deliver stories in whatever format best suits the topic and audience at hand, be it a video, podcast or narrative.
  • An understanding of digital publishing, online metrics and reader engagement and how to incorporate that information into your work to help our newsroom reach its audience growth goals.
  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.
  • Spanish or Creole language skills.
  • The ability to post breaking news within minutes.
  • Openness and enthusiasm to use alternative story formats, multimedia storytelling, and plug-and-play graphics tools.


  • A college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency with AP style and a strong command of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Understanding of and adherence to professional journalism standards for fair and accurate reporting.
  • Commitment to representing the diversity of our community in coverage.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which you work).

To apply

Please include a persuasive cover letter, your resume and five examples of your best work

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