June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas

[Update 6/24/20: Post-event recording & notes are appended below]

Freelance journalists all around the world are invited to join Mongabay editors in a conversation about the elements of pitches that get our attention.

Mongabay editors acquire and publish hundreds of freelance stories a year about rainforests, indigenous peoples, conservation, wildlife, illegal trafficking, infrastructure, extractive industries, conservation solutions, climate change and more, and will share best practices for freelance pitches. In this one-hour online session, editors will talk with freelance writers about crafting pitches for an environmental science and conservation news outlet like ours, and what makes pitches to Mongabay successful.

Mongabay is a nonprofit environmental news platform with five bureaus which publish original reporting in nine languages daily including English, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese for 10 million monthly readers. To review the kinds of stories and pitches we’re currently looking (and paying) for, visit our opportunities page. While there, consider joining our email list that announces new reporting opportunities, fellowships, and more items of interest to writers.

When: Friday, June 5 at 9 am EST (U.S. East Coast time)


Post event recording & notes:

FREELANCE JOURNALISTS AND WRITERS: MONGABAY OPPORTUNITIES

(Most of the headings below are links)

OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

Paid reporting, fellowships, internships, and more

JOURNALISM PROGRAMS

Paid reporting, foreign language news, and more

OPEN REPORTING PROJECTS

Reporting/editorial projects now taking pitches

STORIES PUBLISHED BY THE ABOVE REPORTING PROJECTS SO FAR:

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Newsletter for occasional announcements (announces job openings, calls for pitches, and info about new reporting projects)

FEES

  • Every article is paid at a negotiated rate specific to that project.
  • Mongabay reimburses for expenses and travel while on assignment.

COMMENTARIES/OP-EDS

  • Negotiated on a case-by-case basis, does not pay, more info here.

TRANSLATIONS

  • Some articles are translated after publication into other languages and published at any of Mongabay’s 9 language sub-sites. If you are able to submit in more than one language, please say so when sending a pitch.

Banner image: Rainforest in Malaysia, image by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.

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