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Media Research Opportunity for Journalists in Southeast Asia (Paid)

Climate Tracker is currently searching for 5 young researchers with media experience to delve into an exploration of how a just and green transition from COVID-19 has been covered across media outlets in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam

THE OPPORTUNITY

Research will emphasise on developing a clearer understanding of the region’s media coverage of this theme and will involve interviews with several journalists to identify their challenges, needs for support, and capacity building. 

Anyone who joins our opportunity will undergo custom-designed training and online mentorship, before they dive into national media analysis. An experience, our former media research fellows have said truly enriched their careers. 

THE TRAINING

You’ll be working with other leading journalists and editors from the region to learn how to:

  • Develop and manage database practices
  • Assess research ethics standards and limitations
  • Map out research plans and timelines
  • Get the best interviews possible
  • Analyze collected data critically
  • And report your findings!

You’ll upgrade your skill sets with short, practical training utilising data visualization tools and in-depth journalism tools critical to journalism in Southeast Asia, such as transparency and information tools that journalists should always have at their fingertips.

TIMELINE

Interested in applying? Submit your application by October 30th! Show us your history in media and research and tell us why you’d be the best person for this opportunity.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

Our mentoring process is shaped to be very focused on providing individual feedback and support. It has been specifically designed to have key skill-based collaborative experiences throughout. This process involves skill-sharing and collaborative exercises that will truly boost your career and marketability. 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Open to journalists (aged 18-35) from Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Participants must be able to analyze articles in both their national language and English. 

Having experience or background in the environmental field will be a plus. People with a full-time job are welcome to apply, given the timing flexibility of the research project! 

READY TO APPLY?

The process is simple! Head over to our App, sign up, and then submit your application. All you’ve got to do is tell us why we should choose you. Include links to stories you’ve published that you’re most proud of, research you’ve done, your CV, anything that will boost your credibility and standing!

If you face any difficulties, make sure to contact Dizzanne at dizzanne@climatetracker.org and she’ll do her best to help you out.

Good luck!