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Call for pitches: Climate radio features

Posted: May 7, 2021

Climate One is the premier platform for the conversation about climate disruption. Through our podcast, national radio show, and live convenings for thought leaders and concerned members of the public, we create opportunities for dialogue, exchange, and reflection that deepen understanding and catalyze solutions.

We’re seeking to expand our audio storytelling by taking listeners around the country to explore how climate disruption is affecting people on the local level.

What we’re looking for:

Character-driven stories about localized climate impacts, action, adaptations or policies featuring the work of people on the ground. This might mean looking at how a state or national policy is affecting a given city or industry, or how one person or business is changing tack to respond to a shifting climate reality. We encourage thoughtful exploration of emotions and feelings about humans’ role in disrupting the climate, as well as audio-rich scenes and place-based sound.

Stories can take the form of profiles (2-4 min, $375) or news features (4-6 min, $550-$850), depending on the frame. If accepted, pieces will air on the Climate One podcast and radio program broadcast on NPR stations across the country. 

How to pitch:

Please email a paragraph with the general outline of the story and main characters to Ariana Brocious at [email protected] / Brad Marshland at [email protected]. Include links to your past climate/environment-focused work.

Climate One is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff and freelancers. Persons of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to pitch.



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