Toronto-based Climate Reporter

Editorial · Toronto, Ontario
Department Editorial
Employment Type Full time permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $75-$85,000

Canada's National Observer is an award-winning daily news site that publishes in-depth and investigative journalism, data journalism, and analysis on politics, government, climate change, and social issues. 

For more than a decade, CNO has led the digital re-invention of Canadian media, driven the national conversation on energy and climate change, and made history as the first all-digital publication to win a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award citation. Some of Canada's most talented analysts, reporters and authors write for CNO and many others have cut their teeth or made their mark on our cross-country newsroom.

We offer competitive employment packages including excellent group health and dental benefits,  travel opportunities, flexible hours, and competitive salary and vacation time.


  • Five years of reporting experience as a professional journalist, experience covering the provincial government in Ontario and at least one year of experience doing in-depth, investigative or magazine reporting 
  • Recognition of your work by awards or nominations from journalistic organizations
  • Strong storytelling, investigative and research skills
  • Contacts and sources and a proven record of including multiple voices and perspectives in each story, even when on deadline
  • Ability to multitask and work on breaking stories while digging deep on a project
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Passionate about journalism that has an impact by holding corporations and government to account and about scooping the competition
  • Independent, self-motivated reporter capable of developing a variety of sources and pitching original, important story ideas


  • Master Degree in a climate or environmental studies

To apply, please complete the form and upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to join the team at Canada's National Observer. Please include links to your best writing and reporting. 

Employees of Canada’s National Observer are part of the Canadian Media Guild and this is a union position.

Application deadline: December 8, 2022

Job starts in early January


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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full time permanent
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation