The Climate Tracker is currently accepting applications for the Climate Change Story Program to be concise and include a provisional title, which helps both the freelancers and editors to grasp the focus of the story.
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Climate Tracker is an international publication with a very wide audience. Because of this, all stories must be filed in English and should aim to use simple language to explain the complexities of the climate crisis.
They pay 150 EUR for each freelance story. This takes into account original photos and adapting the story for the Climate Weekly newsletter.
What do Climate Tracker asks?
- Reporting and writing an original climate change story in English for publication on the website
- Adapting the story for the Climate Weekly newsletter
- Original photos with captions
What types of stories are they looking for?
- They are interested in new stories from your own agenda. They are not looking for breaking news or press releases. They are also not looking for opinion pieces. Instead, they want to tell original stories that are going unnoticed.
- Feature story: Yours is a story from the first line of the climate crisis. They want to tell the story of the people impacted and the complex reasons behind those climate impacts. They also want to fiscalize people in power and their climate policy decisions. For these types of stories, you should aim for a feature.
- Explainer: Climate change is a complex issue. They want to take a complex issue, analyze it and explain the different ways in which it impacts people. This might cover a specific climate policy, a controversy within the scientific community or a new law, for example.
- Profile: Some people make a very big difference in the fight against climate change. They want to hear their story. Think about an environmental defender, a climate policy leader or a scientist working on an important breakthrough.
- If you’re a young journalist looking to publish one of these climate stories, they want to introduce you to the new pitching guide. They are looking for stories about climate impacts, solutions, policies and science from all over the world.
- They want stories from young journalists (ages 18 to 35 years old) who aim to start publishing in international news sites or have few options to publish their stories in other international sites.
- They look for climate change stories with an emphasis on people from developing countries all over the world.
For more information, visit https://climatetracker.org/pitch-us-your-climate-story-were-accepting/