The Environmental Journalist, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice is responsible for researching and writing stories that inform environmental justice communities and the general public about environmental issues and promote environmental awareness and action. The Environmental Journalist responsibilities include generating story ideas, conducting interviews, writing articles, and taking photographs.
Writes stories that inform the public about critical environmental and climate justice concerns and inspire people to take action.
Develops a network of sources that can provide tips, data, and documents related to environmental journalism.
Conducts interviews with experts, eyewitnesses, and people affected by environmental and climate issues in communities of color.
Conducts research on environmental issues using scientific reports, government documents, and other reliable sources. Verifies facts using multiple sources and cross-checking information.
Writes clearly and concisely, using strong storytelling techniques to engage readers. Takes photographs or videos to accompany articles, when necessary. Works with editors to ensure accuracy and clarity of stories.
Remains up to date on environmental and climate-related news and developments. Also, adheres to journalistic ethics and standards.
Attends conferences and events related to environmental journalism.
Participates in the HBCU Consortium-related conferences, convenings, environmental activism and educational initiatives.