Climate Progress Is Looking For A Deputy Editor

ClimateProgress is hiring a new Deputy Editor.

The current Deputy Editor, Stephen Lacey, will become an editor at Greentech Media, where he’ll be covering the business of cleantech.

Regular readers know what an awesome job Stephen has been doing and how tough it will be to fill his shoes.

The full job description is here and below.  Please circulate this job description to anyone you know who you think is qualified and interested.


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Deputy Editor to work with Dr. Joseph Romm at Climate Progress and assist with climate blogging at ThinkProgress.


  • Help solicit, edit, and oversee content for the blog at
  • Write daily content for Climate Progress.
  • Pursue investigations on energy and climate.
  • Assist the ThinkProgress and CAP Energy teams with research and reporting projects.
  • Engage on social media and promote content through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Monitor print and television media.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements:
  • Strong research and writing experience.
  • Previous publications on energy policy, clean energy, oil, climate science, and national politics.
  • Familiarity with Climate Progress and the progressive blogosphere.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to quickly respond to news developments.
  • Ability to generate original ideas for stories and investigations.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, and social media helpful but not required.
  • Business and/or international background helpful.

Preferred experience:

  • At least five years of experience in national journalism and/or nonprofit blogging.
  • At least two years of experience in policy research and/or government.

Full details on applying are here.

7 Responses to Climate Progress Is Looking For A Deputy Editor

  1. Mark E says:

    Obligations prevent me from applying, but even if that were not the case, I would be too intimidated to think I could ever fill Stephen Lacey’s shoes. Well done, and good luck on the new gig, Stephen!

  2. Stephen Lacey says:

    Thanks, Mark. I appreciate the very kind words.

  3. dick smith says:

    Best of luck, and special thanks for your overseas posts from COP conferences. First rate “real time” reporting virtually round-the-clock.

  4. Curious says:

    Is this a telecommuting position, full-time in-office, or a bit of both?

  5. Joe Romm says:

    Well, I think the person needs to start out mostly full-time in the office….

  6. Jakob Wranne says:

    Right now in Amman, Jordania. Worth looking into.
    Is this Climate Change? Or is it clumsily buildt infrastructure?

    Headlines from, and the links go to The Jordan Times:

    The Jordan Times:

    Snowfall continues in south as rain floods capital’s streets
    AMMAN –– Snow continued to fall over hilly areas in the southern parts of the Kingdom on Monday, where several roads were closed to traffic, according to the Public Security Department (PSD).

    Amman residents blame municipality, outdated infrastructure for flooded streets
    AMMAN — Heavy rain on Monday clogged the tunnel under the Jubilee Circle in west Amman, causing traffic jams on Madina Al Munawwara Street, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said.

    No need to hoard bread, bakeries will stay open — association
    AMMAN — The Kingdom’s bakeries will remain open all this week regardless of the weather and there is no need for people to panic and hoard bread, Bakery Owners Association President Abdul Ilah Hamawi said on Monday.—-association

  7. Jakob Wranne says:

    Another find:

    Inter Press Service ‏@ipsnews

    A River Runs Dry in Tanzania

    DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 8 2013 (IPS) – Avelina Elias Mkenda, a 52-year-old small-scale farmer in the Mbarali district of Tanzania’s southwestern Mbeya region, can sense a change in her environment.
    A resident of the Great Ruaha River basin, she has never had trouble watering her crops and livestock.
    But over the last few years, the river has been delivering less and less of the precious resource; the grass that was once plentiful is now scarce, leaving cattle hungry, while production of coffee, the region’s prize crop, has plummeted.