Nature News Resources

Learn about submitting stories, training, and the project timeline.

Niobrara Valley Preserve A view from a section of the 25 miles of the river abutted by the Preserve. © Chris Helzer/TNC

The Nature News submission process is managed through the Marketing Requests Portal (hosted on Jira Service Management)

Quick Resource Links

  • Naming Convention

    Under the Style Guide tab: IMAGE_560x420_VA_Feb2021_Story2.jpg. IMAGE must be in all caps, the "x" in the dimensions must be lowercase and the MonthYear should reflect the send date - not the submission date.

  • Excel Planning Template

    Box Link - all fields from submission form are columns in the template, character counts are included, and the image naming convention is shown on the sheet. Template Link

  • How to Edit Stories

    Every BU can have an email captain who is also a Jira Agent. This person has permissions to edit Nature News stories that they submit. More on Agent accounts in the document on Box. Agent Instructions

  • List of Jira Agents

    You can view a list of the current Jira agents on Box Jira Agents

  • URL for Editing Stories

    To edit stories you submitted (ONLY for Agents) you will login from the agent side. Use this URL: View Tickets as Agent

  • Nature News Training Deck

    Access the slide deck from the Nature News training. Training Deck

  • Nature News Production Schedule

    Learn when content is due, when to expect proofs, and more on the production schedule managed by Centralized Services. NN Production Schedule