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Remote: Grants Officer

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Brooklyn, NY

Inside Climate News is seeking to hire a Grants Officer to solicit and steward gifts in support of ICN’s mission and help secure its sustainable future.

The Grants Officer will play a vital role in increasing revenue for Inside Climate News by helping to manage and grow the organization’s grant portfolio.

This role will be responsible for the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to the foundations and other entities that support ICN, while actively researching, identifying, and pursuing new funding opportunities.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Managing the proposal writing and reporting schedules for ICN’s portfolio of funders and communicate these in a timely manner
  • Identifying and cultivating new funding sources
  • Establishing professional relationships with ICN’s existing grant funders
  • Earning the trust of colleagues and establishing smooth and solid working relationships at all levels of the organization.  

This position works remotely and will report to the senior Grants Officer, working closely with the Publisher and VP of Development, Operations & Marketing and the Publisher.

Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree in communications, business, nonprofit management, or relevant fields


These qualifications, or their equivalents, are essential:

  • 5-7 years of professional experience writing grant proposals, reports, donor correspondence and/or marketing materials in a nonprofit environment, particularly within the journalism or climate funder community
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, nonprofit management, or relevant fields
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, proofreading and storytelling skills a must
  • Ability to develop budgets, prepare financial reports, and understand financial statements
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • The ability to communicate well and in a professional manner with a variety of co-workers and foundation personnel


Salary range: $55,000-$70,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans; 401k matching; and generous paid time off.

Inside Climate News is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes applications from candidates of any background or identity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Additional Information: 

To Apply  

Please send resume, work samples, three references and a thoughtful cover letter to [email protected], or send an email directly to both Ally Korony, [email protected] and Megan Boyle, [email protected].

Organization Info

Inside Climate News

Brooklyn, NY
11-50 employees
About Us

Inside Climate News is a non-profit, non-partisan news organization that provides essential reporting and analysis on climate, energy, and the environment for the public and decision makers. We serve as watchdogs of government, industry, and advocacy groups and hold them accountable for their policies and actions.


Founded in 2007, Inside Climate News is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering the biggest crisis facing our planet. With nearly 30 full-time staff members, we operate one of the largest and most influential environmental newsrooms in the country.

We have a nucleus in New York, a presence in Washington D.C., and staff working from California to Florida, in Texas, Alabama and Kentucky, Colorado, Ohio and Massachusetts. Good ideas propel the operation, wherever they originate.

As part of its work in the public interest, ICN is establishing a collaborative national reporting network, strengthening the practice of climate and environmental justice journalism and training the next generation of journalists.

We have earned national recognition for our work and many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (2013) and recognition as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2016).

Awards & Accolades: 
Winner, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (2013)
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2016)
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 22 2024
Active Until: 
Apr 22 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Inside Climate News