Nexus Media News Is Accepting Pitches/ How To Submit (Pay: $350-$500)

Aug 23, 2023by Kelechi Okoro0

Nexus Media News is an editorially independent, nonprofit news service covering stories about climate change.

They are always seeking pieces on how communities across the United States are responding to the climate crisis. 

They are especially interested in solutions-oriented stories centering frontline and BIPOC communities.

Submission Guidelines 

  • If you think your story would be a good fit for any of their partners (which include the Guardian, Fast Company, Mother Jones, the Nation, Popular Science, Teen Vogue and Discover) or any other outlet, please indicate that in your pitch.
  • They are commissioning reported features of 1,000 to 1,200 words as well as short profiles of climate leaders and innovators.
  • To submit, you should your pitch to Danielle Renwick at [email protected]. Include “pitch” in the subject line.
  • A successful pitch should include a suggested headline; the nut grad; and 2-3 interviewees you might include in the story.
  • Your pitch should also questions such as: Why should readers care about this story? Why should they publish this now? How does the story build on what had already been covered?

What Nexus Media News Wants?


They are always looking for smart, original contributions on how communities across the country are responding to the climate crisis, especially solutions-oriented stories that center frontline and BIPOC communities.

Their publishing model involves creating top-quality writing that is republished among their network of publishing partners.

Here are a few examples of the kind of work they are looking for:

  • When Climate Change Becomes Climate Trauma
  • The U.S. Is Facing a Maternal Health Crisis.
  • How Racist Housing Policies Created a Public Health Crisis In Chicago
  • The United States Owes a Massive Climate Debt. One Way to Pay It: Let In Climate Migrants
  • Meet the Environmental Scientist Who Wants to Decolonize Conservation

Payment

They pay $500 for reported features (1,000 to 1,200 words) and $350 for single-subject profiles.

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