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Come cover the changing climate, in a new role with Grist and IPR

Lake Michigan stretches out from an overlook at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Ed Ronco
IPR News
Lake Michigan stretches out from an overlook at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The IPR newsroom is adding a new reporter, thanks to the nonprofit independent media organization Grist.

Here's an opportunity to work for one of environmental journalism's emerging forces and be based at Interlochen Public Radio.

Grist — a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to highlighting climate solutions and uncovering environmental injustices — approached IPR recently about adding a reporter to our newsroom.

And now, we're thrilled to announce an opening for Grist's Upper Great Lakes reporter.

Click here to learn more and apply.

This job fits in with — and will add to — IPR's long track record of outstanding environmental journalism.

We’re looking for someone who can understand and explain the importance of the Upper Great Lakes to regional, national, and global ecosystems. This is a place where vast forests and sweeping sand dunes converge with one of the world’s largest sources of freshwater. You’ll pay attention to pressing issues like the future of the controversial Line 5 pipeline, how agriculture intersects with environmental concerns, and the impact of climate change on the surrounding region and its people.

We want the focus here to be on solutions: How are people working to address problems? Can those solutions be scaled up to statewide or national levels? What are the drawbacks? This reporter should be comfortable covering local impacts of climate change, but also expanding those stories to have regional, statewide, or even national significance.

Through Grist’s partnership with Interlochen Public Radio, you’ll file everything from daily news stories to features and other enterprise reporting. You’ll also get to work with the award-winning Points North podcast team. We want your work to be heard and read widely, so you’ll also be encouraged to pitch features to NPR for national broadcast, and share with listeners statewide through the Michigan Public Radio Network.

Radio experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.