DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT JOURNALISM JOB WANTED
Employee: Christine OtteryPosted: 05/04/2012Location: London/Has passport will travelIndustry: Media and Publishing, Social Media, Research, Investigative and Data Journalism,CampaigningContract: YesHours: Full-time/Part-timeSalary: Competitive
Dynamic environment journalist and digital native seeks position with an innovative environmentwebsite covering national and international environmental issues. Christine works best whenshe pours her passions into her work, so she is looking for a role within an organisation withvalues she can truly align to, including integrity and compassion. Christine has six years of experience as a freelance journalist and editor. Since passing an MAin science jounalism from City University she has worked with clients including the Guardian,SciDev.net and Scientific American. However, Christine wishes to find a job within a teambecause she loves the feeling of working together towards a common goal. She also wantsto have a fantastic relationship with her manager, who will have the qualities of being trusting,supportive and believing in her, to enable her to do her job to the best of her ability.
Christine is a whizz at partnership building, profile-raising, and using social media for onlineengagement because of her infectious enthusiasm for her work. One proof is that she has over 3,500 Twitter followers as an independent journalist. A job that includes networking, both onlineand in the real world, would be brilliant. Early on in her journalism career when Christine was a magazine editor, she came up with morethan enough ideas to fill whole magazines every month. As a freelancer Christine is full of ideasabout what she can write about or broadcast, and what online platform is best to use. She islooking for a position where her creativity, vision, and ideas-generation is positively encouragedand valued, and she has the freedom to experiment and make mistakes.Christine has an analytical mind, and enjoys getting to the bottom of investigations, scientific journalism and data research. She has worked as a researcher for George Monbiot, Wired (UK)editor David Rowan and science journalist David Dobbs. In 2011, she also took a 5-day data journalism ‘boot camp’ with the Centre for Investigative Journalism. She is looking for a rolewhere she can grow her skills in these areas.The ideal role would allow Christine to play to all of her different strengths, tying together digitalsavviness with deep analysis and oodles of creativity.
To be the successful candidate, you will be an environment website or a print publication with astrong digital presence, or a site with an environment section you wish to grow. Other desirablequalities include: