With public interest and concern about climate change and the environment rising, there is a demand for accurate and timely information about the implications of climate change in our region. People from a diversity of communities are increasingly concerned about what they can do to mitigate climate change, adapt to a changing climate and learn how to ensure the safety and security of their communities. We are collaborating with King 5 News on a series of climate stories tentatively called “King 5 EarthLab Climate Minute” to pursue that aim. To support this program, we are seeking to hire a graduate student (hourly) as a program assistant for this collaboration. The EarthLab Climate Minute program assistant is expected to work approximately 5 hours per week over about a 3-month period.
Primary duties include:
• researching and fact checking stories with speed and accuracy using sources from across the university
• engaging UW faculty and students who are working to solve complex environmental issues
• pitching stories that use UW science and will resonate with the King 5 audience
• managing a flexible editorial calendar of timely news stories regarding regional environmental issues, including new scientific reporting
• ability to be nimble and responsive in rapidly changing news environment
• attending and contributing in regular team meetings
For questions regarding this position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.