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Chemical Watch

Job title Freelance North America reporter
Location Home-based, North America (EST preferable)
Salary range negotiable
Date posted 13-Aug-19
Apply by 30-Sep-19
Contact Geraint Roberts

The award winning news and business intelligence website Chemical Watch is looking for an experienced reporter to help our busy North America desk cover developments in the US and Canada.

The agenda is fast-paced, as the number of regulatory and business activities targeting use of safer chemicals in products grows exponentially. 

The freelancer will report to our North American Editor and work alongside our full-time, North America reporter, both based in the Washington DC area. They will also be part of a wider global team of editors, journalists and digital content specialists – all dedicated to providing businesses with the latest news and information resources to help them to manage chemicals responsibly.

We are looking for candidates with around 2-5 years journalistic experience, who:

  • have excellent questioning, researching, interviewing and writing skills;
  • are able to understand complex issues and translate into articles that are relevant, accurate, well written and objective;
  • understand why regulatory compliance is a key issue for companies;
  • understand how policy is formulated, regulations drawn up and legislation passed at both federal and state/province level;
  • learns quickly and is well organised; and
  • is self sufficient but also works well within a team.

Key areas for news are:

  • federal and state chemicals legislation;
  • regulatory compliance and implementation issues; and
  • business activities and developments relating to the use of safe chemicals in products.

The work will require close liaison with government officials, authorities/agencies, trade bodies, companies, academics and NGOs. A working understanding of TSCA, Proposition 65 and other state and federal chemicals management regulations highly preferred.

As Chemical Watch is growing fast, there may be opportunities for staff positions in the coming months.

Excited by this opportunity? Send a letter explaining why you want to work for Chemical Watch and why you are the right person for this role to our editorial director, Geraint Roberts ( and North America desk editor Kelly Franklin (, and attach your CV.