The Los Angeles Times is looking for an accomplished writer to explore energy and environment in the West. The future of the western landscape and the scope and consequences of America’s growing energy independence are among the most important issues affecting the future of our region, and they are being decided now.
This reporter should have a strong familiarity with public lands policy, environmental regulation, energy development and water resource allocation, as well as with the complicated politics and economics that drive decision-making on these often-combative issues. The successful candidate will be able to dig deeply and write memorably on topics that are often dismissed as important but arcane. Strong digital skills are essential.
This is a job for an energetic reporter who wants to lead the pack in breaking important news, but who also has the resourcefulness to pursue investigations, and the style to craft profiles and narratives that will help shape the public debate. This is an opportunity and a challenge to do distinguished work.
This position is funded with a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism, and will most likely be based in Denver.
Interested candidates should contact Kim Murphy, assistant managing editor for foreign and national news. Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org.