About PublicSource

PublicSource has an opening for an environmental reporter in our Pittsburgh, Pa., office. Founded in 2011, PublicSource provides in-depth and investigative news about Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. We are nonpartisan and independent, with a mission of finding and writing about important stories that aren’t being covered elsewhere. We distribute our content on our website and through 50 media partners throughout the state and have an award-winning news team of five.

Job description

We’re looking for an experienced reporter to cover environmental issues in Pittsburgh and the broader Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Reporters with experience writing about environmental issues that affect our air, water, climate and food will be strongly considered. However, we’ll consider any strong journalist with a solid track record of mastering a beat. We want a self-starter who is comfortable writing quick-hit posts on deadline while juggling in-depth and investigative stories. We want someone dedicated to accountability journalism who is willing and able to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape. An open mind, good news judgment and a passion for working collaboratively in a small newsroom are must-haves.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist.

  • Strong people skills and an affinity for working with others.

  • Can work independently under pressure and tight deadlines.

  • Experience covering climate and energy issues is a strong plus.

  • Preferred: Experience working with data.

  • Preferred: Knows how to generate buzz and promote stories on social media.

  • Preferred: Video and photography skills; knowledge of the SW Pennsylvania region.

  • Nice to have: Experience producing stories for radio.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3-5 clips and three references. Send your materials to Executive Director Mila Sanina and Managing Editor Halle Stockton at jobs@publicsource.org. No phone calls, please. Please include salary expectations range.

PublicSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.