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Climate Home News in partnership with Future Climate for Africa is seeking stories from African journalists on climate change and sustainable development

Climate Home News in partnership with Future Climate for Africa, are supporting original reporting that explores why climate science and information matters to people in African countries. This covers competitive rates and reasonable travel expenses, to be negotiated in advance.

The ideal story will capture the attention of our international audience with a combination of reportage from affected communities, scientific evidence, innovative solutions and political tension or controversy. For more on Climate Home News editorial values and process, watch this 14-minute video presentation.

If you are a journalist with at least three years’ experience, based in and holding a passport from an African country, please send Climate Home News your pitches.

Your pitch should explain the top line of the story and essential context in no more than 150 words. If we like the idea, we will ask for more detail. Briefly explain what sources you would interview and any travel required. Our focus is on written articles but we are also open to multimedia projects.

When pitching for the first time, tell us a bit about your journalism experience and background. Include links to one or two recent stories you are proud of.

You must have fluent spoken and written English. It helps if you have worked with international media before and have some awareness of climate change themes.

Email Megan Darby with your story ideas and any questions: md@climatehomenews.com.

This opportunity is open from July 2019 to March 2020.

This article was written by Megan Darby and originally posted on Climate Home News.