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Be A Reporter With Youth Climate Report

Are you talkative? Passionate about climate change? Have great hair?

Then we want you on the Youth Climate Report video news team!

We’re looking for dynamic young people to interview climate change scientists and researchers on camera.

Your interview segment could be screened for delegates participating at The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa, in December!

Apply now!

You’ll be teamed with a journalism student who will help organize and produce your interview segment (about 2-3 minutes in length).


How does it work?

You’ll be paired with a university or college journalism student, who will act as your producer.

Youth Climate Report will suggest a climate change research scientist for you to interview.  As the on-camera person, you’ll be responsible for doing background research on the scientist or researcher.  You’ll also be responsible for developing a list of questions to ask your subject.

Your producer will organize the interview, help you with your questions, and do all the technical stuff – such as getting the establishing shots, shooting the interview and editing the final product. Interviews may be “in person” or long distance via Skype.

Sound interesting? Apply now!


What age do I have to be?

You must be under 25 years of age. Anyone under the age of 13 must have the signed permission of a parent.


How do I know if I’ve been selected?

You will receive a confirmation email from us saying that your application has been received. Within five days we will send you a short questionaire to fill out. You’ll be asked to provide some background information on yourself and where you live (so we can pair you with a journalism student who lives nearby).

You’ll also be asked to include one or two sample questions. We’ll base our selection on 1) quality of sample questions and 2) availability of a producer in your city/town.

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Questions or comments? Email us at [email protected]