Join Macaranga Sprouts

Apply to Join Macaranga Sprouts


IF YOU are keen on the environment, here’s an opportunity for you to:

  1. Learn environmental journalism
  2. Practice environmental journalism
  3. Report on Malaysia’s environment for Macaranga (and get paid*!)

Application deadline: 13 September 2021, 23:59 (KL time).

Click for online application form.


Macaranga is recruiting the 2nd cohort of Sprouts journalists – that’s what we affectionately call the new environmental journalists we train.

Our first cohort, recruited in December 2020, comprised young Malaysians with full-time jobs or studies. Almost all joined without journalism experience. They have written four stories since with more in the pipeline.

What we offer and expect:

  • We will run a two-day workshop** on the basics of journalism to get you started. Workshop dates: 25 & 26 September 2021.
  • We will work with and guide you on your reporting for Macaranga.
  • We will pay you for your stories and credit you as the author.
  • We expect you to write English well.
  • We expect you to produce at least two stories (800 words each) in six months.

* We pay RM200 for your first story and RM500 for subsequent ones. Funds were crowd-funded.

** This workshop is supported by a grant from Soroptimist International Bentong, which focuses primarily on environmental and educational projects.

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