Jobs & Awards
Carbon Brief’s award-winning journalism and analysis is respected by scientists, journalists, policymakers and campaigners around the world. We write articles and create data visualisations, infographics and videos, all to report on and explain the latest climate science and related policy issues.
You’ll spend time shadowing members of staff and helping out with the different tasks carried out by each part of the team. These all centre on climate change, but include policy writing, science writing, multimedia and social media.
The Today Student journalism awards launched on the 2nd of May 2019. It will recognise excellence in student journalism, in six categories, that include, broadcast print and visual journalism. The winner of this year’s prestigious Student Journalism Award will be offered a paid placement on the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme while other category winners will be offered a mix of work experience and a chance to watch the programme go out.
EGU establishes new award for Earth, planetary and space science journalism.
The Angela Croome Award is the newest addition to the EGU awards and medals portfolio. It aims to recognise journalists who show continued, excellent and successful reporting of Earth, space or planetary sciences.
Supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding of the climate
The French Association of Science Journalists (AJSPI) and the BNP Paribas Foundation launched their first climate investigation grant for European science journalists. The climate investigation grant was created in 2018 with the aim of supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding the climate, adaptation to climate change, or on different mitigation strategies. It also aims to encourage transnational, collaborative and transmedia projects. It is exclusively reserved for professionals (print, radio, TV, web...), members of a national association of science journalists, based in Europe. There is no linguistic restriction on the language in which the winning projects are subsequently published.
16 projects, 26 journalists and 14 European countries
For this first edition of the Climate Grant Investigation, 16 projects were submitted by 26 journalists from 14 different countries. The jury was very impressed with the quality of the grant proposals. It proved that science reporters from all across the East, West, North and South of Europe are finding intriguing and powerful stories to tell about climate change.
The winners were announced on July 8th, during the 5th European Conference of Science Journalists, in Toulouse (France):
EUSJA has confirmed a study trip to Berlin Science Week with the participation of the Falling Walls Conference. We are offering a fellowship for 10 journalists to visit Berlin from 6 to 10 November 2018. Science journalists are invited to attend events of the third Berlin Science Week and the programme of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November), to connect with Berlin based and international scientific institutions and to meet with colleagues from all over the world. The programme also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin. More detailed programme will follow.
Are you a bright, creative writer that is passionate about telling scientific stories? If so, then BioStrata might be the right place for you. We’re a fast-paced, rapidly growing, international agency where you can put your scientific knowledge, creativity and writing skills to good use. You don’t need to have any previous marketing experience, but a passion for science writing is crucial. Previous experience in commercial science writing would be an advantage, but is not essential for this entry-level role.