Job openings - 29/September/2023

Job opening: Cities and Buildings Editor

We seek a passionate journalist/editor who deeply understands cities and the built environment

Job title: Cities and Buildings Editor

Company: FORESIGHT Climate & Energy

Location: Europe, e.g., Brussels or London

Employment type: Full-time

Application deadline: November 3rd, 2023


Compensation and benefits:

FORESIGHT recognises its staff members’ hard work and dedication and provides excellent rewards with generous paid time off (up to 33 days combined), flexible work arrangements, and a competitive salary range in alignment with the market of €44,000 – €58,000.

About FORESIGHT Climate & Energy:

FORESIGHT Climate & Energy is a leading media platform that provides insightful content and analysis on the global transition to a decarbonised energy economy. We specialise in in-depth journalism and news like the news should be that focuses on objectively reporting what truly matters, delivered by expert journalists and writers. Our coverage spans all the sectors involved in the energy transition, from renewable energy and climate policy to emerging technologies and sustainable practices. We believe that media are only as successful as their ability to attract subscribers. Only then will we know if what we do makes a difference. In other words – we prioritise our readers and listeners above all. Two essential pillars in our work are engaging formats and engagement. Our editors and writers must have audio flare and be interested in working in constructive dialogue with our audiences of global experts.

Job description:

We seek a passionate journalist/editor who deeply understands cities and the built environment. The Cities and Buildings Editor will be a storyteller and strongly desire to be at the forefront of climate and energy journalism.

As our Cities and Buildings Editor, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of our coverage in this critical area. This is a full-time position, and we are eager to hire the right person as soon as possible. The pay for this position is competitive and aligned with qualifications. This role is perfect for someone who is not only a skilled writer but also thrives in a collaborative environment, who has the engaging X-factor that will attract listeners and is eager to work with audio, video, event moderation and podcasting.

Key responsibilities:

  • Content Creation: Research, write, narrate, and edit high-quality audio-first articles, features, and reports focused on cities and the built environment, with a strong emphasis on climate and energy-related topics.
  • Editorial Leadership: Lead our Cities and Buildings section, shaping its content and direction and developing it into a standalone media offering.
  • Media Innovation: Explore and initiate new media formats, such as podcasts, roundtables, and video content, to engage our audience and provide fresh perspectives on urban sustainability and energy transition.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with our editorial team to ensure cohesive and strategic content creation that aligns with our broader editorial strategy, with a particular focus on audio content.
  • Representation: Be the face of FORESIGHT Climate & Energy in the Cities & Buildings domain, participating in events, moderating discussions, and engaging with experts and stakeholders in the field.
  • Engage our expert audiences with surveys, open editorial meetings, active focus on commentary sections and, in general, humbly respecting the potent source of inspiration and solutions our expert audience represents.


  • Native English speaker with exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of cities and the built environment and a strong understanding of climate and energy issues.
  • Proven experience in journalism or editorial roles, ideally with a background in sustainable urban development, architecture, or related fields.
  • A creative and forward-thinking mindset passionate about exploring new storytelling formats, particularly in audio.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively within a diverse team.
  • An honest interest in learning from our audiences.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about climate, energy policy, and technology developments.
  • Located in Europe, e.g., Brussels, London.


  • Video shooting and editing capabilities.
  • Building up and developing content offerings.
  • Commissioning experience.

Why join FORESIGHT Climate & Energy:

At FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, we are committed to providing objective reporting on the global transition to a decarbonised energy economy. As a Cities and Buildings Editor, you will be at the forefront of covering some of the most critical issues of our time. You’ll be able to shape our Cities & Buildings section, create meaningful content, and engage with experts and thought leaders in the field. We value innovation, creativity, and a passion for positive change.

If you’re excited about the prospect of leading our Cities & Buildings coverage and exploring new media possibilities, we encourage you to apply.

How to apply:

To apply for the Cities and Buildings Editor position, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you’re the ideal candidate for this role, with audio and writing samples demonstrating your expertise in cities and the built environment.

Please send your application to our Editor-in-Chief, David Weston, and CEO, Kasper Thejll-Karstensen,

FORESIGHT Climate & Energy is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



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