Senior Environment + Energy Editor
The Conversation US specializes in job board, event listing, and newsletter sponsorship.
I'm an Environment and Energy Editor at The Conversation, a media startup that publishes articles written by academics and edited by journalists for a general audience. The Conversation's mission is to improve the public discourse by providing in-depth news analysis and commentary. I have also worked for more than a decade as an independent writer covering nature, environment, energy, science and health topics. My clients have included include consumer and trade magazines, web sites, government agencies, nonprofit groups and educational projects. Among others, I've written for the Washington Post, Boston Globe Magazine, Slate, Discover, Science News for Kids, Audubon, Popular Mechanics, National Wildlife, Preservation, Backpacker, and High Country News. Before entering journalism I worked for fifteen years of experience as a Congressional staffer, public-interest lobbyist, and program manager in the nonprofit sector.uuCore skills:-- Exceptional writer for print and web in many formats-- Comfortable working independently and as part of a team-- Strong interpersonal, listening and interviewing skills-- Able to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects-- Close attention to detail and accuracy -- Able to translate complex subjects into accessible and compelling stories-- Strong experience in conceptualizing and pitching stories and messaging