Gloria Dickie

Science & Environmental Journalist


Gloria Dickie is an award-winning freelance journalist specializing in climate change, biodiversity conservation, land management, Arctic geopolitics, population, and food sustainability.


Gloria has reported from across the United States and Canada, and from around the world. She has filed stories from the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard, 650 miles from the North Pole; trekked through the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru; covered violent protests in Paris during the 2015 United Nations climate negotiations; and tracked wild pandas in the Min Mountains of Sichuan.


Her work appears in The Atlantic, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wired Magazine, Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, PRI Public Radio International, Outside, Scientific American, BioGraphic, High Country News Magazine, Yale Environment 360, InsideClimate News, Mongabay, Undark, Science News, Vice, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, and Adventure Journal Magazine, among others. In 2018, she was named a National Geographic Explorer in storytelling. Her forthcoming book on the bears of the world will be published by W.W. Norton.


Gloria was a writer-in-residence in the Banff Centre's 2019 Mountain and Wilderness Writing program and 2017 Environmental Reportage program; a 2017 National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow in Kauai, Hawaii; a 2016 University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Journalism Fellow; and 2016 Earth Journalism Network Biodiversity Fellow in Mexico. In December 2017, she received the inaugural Food Sustainability Media Award (Print) from Thomson Reuters Foundation in Milan, Italy. In 2019, she was nominated for a National Magazine Award in the short feature category. From 2016 to 2019, she served on the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists.


She graduated from the University of Colorado with a master's degree in journalism and graduate certificate in environmental policy. While her reporting keeps her on the road, she's previously lived in and reported from Washington, DC; British Columbia; and Boulder, Colorado.


To get in touch with Gloria about possible assignments or send news tips, please email gloriadickie@gmail.com. Her literary work is represented by the Strothman Agency.

Notable Field Experience: China, Ecuador, France, Iceland, India, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Peru, Svalbard, Tibet Autonomous Prefectures, Vietnam, United States


Member: Overseas Press Club, Society of Environmental Journalists


Click to view the PDF version of my resume.



Seeds of Hope, Beside Magazine, Winter 2019 issue (PDF)

The Seedy World of Plant Poaching, The Walrus, March 2019 (PDF) (republished in Reader's Digest and Beside Magazine)


Shipping Noise Disturbs Arctic Cod, Science News, February 10, 2019









Consulting & Career Coaching

I offer individualized career coaching for journalists looking to gain a greater foothold in this competitive but exciting industry. Whether you're considering a career in journalism or simply a mid-career  journalist looking to transition into freelance reporting, I can offer advice for nearly every step of the way.


Moreover, I specialize in consulting services for those looking to find location-independent work beyond the realm of software development and tech jobs. I've spent three years as a digital nomad, traveling the world and filing stories from five continents, while always staying in the black. Journalism is a wonderful and engaging alternative for individuals interested in remote working but who don't have a strong interest in coding or being tied to a laptop all day.


In six years I've managed to establish an expansive media portfolio, working with some of the industry's top clients, all while working remotely. I have experience as a professional mentor with TheGroundTruth Project's Report 4 America and the Society of Environmental Journalists.


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- Resume consultation

- Grant writing strategics

- Sourcing of story ideas

- Freelance pitches/query letters review and feedback

- Professional networking assistance

- Book proposal guidance


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Rates: $75/hr

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If you have questions or comments about my work, or wish to get in touch with me regarding possible reporting assignments, please email me at gloriadickie@gmail.com and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.


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