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Kids’ News Contributing Writer

Opportunity: Volunteering

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Remote or in Hong Kong

 

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer (unpaid) Kids News Contributing Writers who love words and nature. For this role, we are also looking for teachers who are willing to volunteer their time to write for a growing kids’ environmental news website. Themes include (but are not limited to): climate change, environmental degradation, use of technology for environmental monitoring, rising sea levels, melting ice caps, impoverishment of marine and terrestrial biodiversity.

 

Our Mission

Earth.Org is a not-for-profit environmental organisation based in Hong Kong. We aim to raise awareness about the loss of biodiversity and the deteriorating conditions of natural ecosystems worldwide. Our goal is to present accessible and engaging content for educational, advocacy and policy purposes.

 

The Opportunity

●   Become a global reference point for online environmental news and analysis

●   Learn and write about the environmental issues you care about the most

●   Build a reputation as a reliable source of factual information

●   Strengthen your online portfolio on a reputable platform for a good cause

●   Have your work circulate via our website, social media platforms and newsletters

●   Sharpen your editing skills

●   Bring Science closer to our readers with a clear and engaging prose

●  Become a member of a worldwide community of vetted high-caliber writers

 

Responsibilities
● Producing informative pieces on the environmental issues of our day, in such a way that is engaging and relevant for 8-13 year olds.
● Writing a series of easy-to-understand articles that explain the basics of the climate crisis, ie. ‘what is global warming’, ‘what is biodiversity loss’ etc.
● Working with editors to ensure copy is stylistically appropriate

 

Essential Qualifications
● Undergraduate degree, preferably in English, Journalism, Environmental Sciences, Education or similar
●  Teachers are encouraged to apply
● Excellent command of the English language
● Ability to discern and utilise relevant and appropriate sources
● Quick turnaround time, while prioritising quality of work
● Experience writing content for school children is welcome

 

If you meet the aforementioned requirements, please get in touch with the recruitment team by filling out the box below.

Please also attach 2 pieces of writing on an environmental topic of your choosing, following our Editorial Guidelines.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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