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Sea Level Rise Program Director


Job Description

Lead the growth of a highly dedicated and successful team working at the intersection of climate change science, mass media, online data visualization and public service. The Director of Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise will advance the program’s strategic direction and engineer its growth under the overall leadership and reporting to the Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts. Major program activities will include serial strategic communications initiatives; expansion of a government and NGO stakeholder program; development of an earned revenue stream; and taking the program onto the global stage through international work. 

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Program research and web applications have repeatedly been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Associated Press, including multiple front-page stories, as well as on NBC, CBS and PBS national evening news programs, NPR, and many hundreds more print, TV and radio outlets. We have testified in the U.S. Senate, and our tools are being used in practical ways at the local level in numerous coastal states.

Climate Central is a rapidly growing non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with VP for Sea Level and Climate Impacts to develop and advance program strategic direction
  • Manage all aspects of sea level rise program operations, including budget, staffing, and team management and development
  • Lead implementation of domestic program to achieve major U.S. media coverage and spur use of the program’s analysis and tools by local, state and federal governments
  • Manage development of a new global sea level program achieving significant international media coverage and stakeholder use of Climate Central analysis and tools
  • Lead new effort to develop major earned revenue stream leveraging the program’s analytic capabilities and supporting further growth
  • Lead transformation of sealevel.climatecentral.org into a true micro-site to improve branding, user experience and traffic, and provide flexible platform for program growth
  • Interact with other Climate Central directors and support organization-wide integration
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MBA, MPA or equivalent education/experience
  • Significant leadership and management experience (10+ yrs), demonstrating effectiveness and growth in authority and responsibility over time, including senior level responsibility for operations and strategic planning in successful organizations/units
  • Experience with design and implementation of successful strategic communications campaigns (online and offline components) and websites
  • Experience managing organizational growth
  • Successful track record juggling numerous and multi-disciplinary projects and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working as a team
  • Approachability and openness to input from all levels of staff
  • Intellectual curiosity and track record of fast learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Degree and/or experience in science and quantitative data analysis
  • Passion for the mission of Climate Central

Location

The location for this position is Climate Central’s Princeton, N.J. headquarters.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to jobs@climatecentral.org, with the exact subject line, “Sea Level Director” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. 

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position.



Editor


Job Description

Climate Central seeks a creative, experienced editor to join our team of journalists in New York. Candidates must understand the digital news landscape, come to the table with natural curiosity and fresh ideas, be both a great editor and headline writer, and play a leading role with our social media campaigns -- all while upholding the highest possible journalism standards. The best candidate will lift the level of our work, exhibit critical thinking and personal integrity and work well in a collegial environment with our small but growing team. Climate Central's editorial staff is journalistically independent of the organization's research and communications programs. Its veteran journalists report daily on climate science and the facts about our changing climate and the impact on the American public.

Responsibilities

  • Story assignments for daily and long-range content focused mainly on climate science.
  • Help coordinate photos and graphics to accompany stories.
  • Edit on a quick-turnaround basis for daily web content, with an eye toward capturing and holding the attention of busy web readers.
  • Help produce content via our CMS.
  • Write SEO-friendly headlines.
  • Help coordinate our social media efforts.
  • Coach our news team, providing meaningful feedback that results in better stories and higher-quality journalism.
  • Work with the research team to help create reports and interactive graphics.
  • Help the production team keep site updated and fresh throughout the day.
  • Work with the VP for Global Communications and the Director of Digital Media on strategic development for all digital properties.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and real-world experience as an editor for a digital news or print property.
  • Must enjoy working as a team player in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven ability not only to edit copy in AP style, but to improve staff copy as well.
  • Must have a solid understanding of story structure, news writing, and embrace highest journalistic standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize responsibilities appropriately.
  • Understanding of, and experience with SEO best practices.
  • Experience engaging audience on myriad social media platforms.
  • Must have the ability to work independently while maintaining close communication with Director of Digital Media.
  • Experience publishing content via content management systems.
  • Be a critical thinker who is also results-driven and highly organized.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a fast growing, non-profit organization of scientists, analysts, and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. We are an independent organization with a dynamic entrepreneurial atmosphere. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Location

This position will be located in our office in Soho, New York.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position.



Graphic Designer


Job Description

Climate Central is seeking a sharp, hard-working Graphic Designer to create weather and climate based visuals for TV and social media. You’ll work closely with our team of scientists and data analysts to break down scientific data and topics into simple, easy-to-understand graphics and animations and you will have the opportunity to get involved with all of our programs, including Climate Matters, which works with TV Meteorologists to bring climate science into the weathercast.

Responsibilities

  • Design and produce frequent and high volume TV broadcast graphics and animations on weather and climate science.
  • Work with our in-house data analysts and scientists to present scientific data and information in new and informative ways.
  • Participate in special projects and multimedia design across departmental lines as needed, including a soon to be released state-of-the-art weather/climate website (WXshift.com).
  • Communicate effectively, contribute ideas, and help as needed on a small, close editorial team.
  • Organize and manage multiple priorities with a strong, self-starter mentality.

Qualifications

  • 3 years of professional experience.
  • An undergraduate degree (BS, BFA) in Graphic Design, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Strong design skills and portfolio that demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience and working knowledge of motion design.
  • Experience in web, multimedia, interactive, and data visualization design preferred, but not required.
  • TV, weather, and scientific design experience a plus, but not required.

Commitment to communicating climate change is not required, but it will make the work more interesting.

*Portfolio samples (6-8) must be presented when applying.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a rapidly-growing, non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations and portfolio samples to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

 



State Program Director


Job Description

Be the leader of a team of analysts and communications professionals evaluating climate change vulnerability and readiness in all 50 states. Produce a series of original, newsworthy, influential reports designed to generate substantial media coverage and inform the public debate on climate change impacts, vulnerability and preparedness.

Climate Central is looking for a strong, energetic, enterprising State Program Director. Top candidates will have experience in climate science and policy research, incisive quantitative and analytical skills, and a record of creatively communicating science to the public and policy makers.

Responsibilities

  • Lead major new state program initiative examining climate change vulnerability and preparedness
  • Design and direct a wide variety of data-driven, quantitative vulnerability and impacts assessments across multiple impacts in a number of different states
  • Produce a series of reports detailing the findings of these analyses
  • Work collaboratively with team of climate scientists, analysts, and communications professionals to ensure that the results of these analyses generate substantial media interest and meet communications and public education objectives
  • Develop relationships with influential scientists and other experts in key states
  • Represent the organization in key meetings and other fora and communicate the principle findings of the project to the media and other important audiences in the states and nationally
  • Oversee team of analysts and communications professionals. Responsible for hiring, training, goal-setting, and assessing performance of direct reports.

Qualifications

  • MS or higher in climate science or related field
  • Eight to ten years management experience leading relevant research programs, demonstrating an increasing level of authority and leadership
  • Five years’ experience in climate science or closely related field
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Must enjoy being part of a team in an entrepreneurial environment

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a fast growing, non-profit organization of scientists, analysts, and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. We are an independent organization with a dynamic entrepreneurial atmosphere. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Location

The position will be located at Climate Central's headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position.



Meteorologist


Job Description

Climate Central seeks an energetic, experienced meteorologist who is passionate about communicating the science behind weather and the weather/climate connection. Strong candidates will have experience analyzing multiple sources of weather and climate data, on-air experience, strong relationships with the TV weather forecasting community, and demonstrated skills in translating the science for both professional and lay audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Function as a key member in the organization’s Climate Matters program which provides climate information to local television meteorologists.
  • Help to develop climate-science-based weather graphics, animations, and other tools for this fast-growing network of TV meteorologists.
  • Forecast nationally and globally, identifying extreme weather events.
  • Record and produce videos on extreme weather and climate for our website.
  • Provide meteorology expertise in support of climate change content development across multiple platforms.
  • Be a voice and liaison for the organization to both the operational and research-based weather forecasting community.
  • Work with senior scientific staff to identify priority areas of research.
  • Travel to occasional conferences and workshops on behalf of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science.
  • 2 -3 years of experience as an on-camera meteorologist; CBM seal preferred.
  • Strong relationships within the local TV weather community.
  • Experience using and analyzing National Weather Service data.
  • Must enjoy working as a team player in an entrepreneurial environment.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a growing, non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Location

This position will be located in our Princeton, N.J. office.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. 

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position.


 

* Climate Central has partnered with Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute on a new initiative called World Weather Attribution. These positions will be located in Oxford, England.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Analysis and Interpretation of Large Model Ensembles for Extreme Weather Event Attribution

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,837 – £34,565 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with demonstrable expertise in the analysis of climatological data and the implementation and interpretation of climate model projections. Applicants may come from a range of backgrounds including natural sciences, engineering, statistics or applied mathematics.

The particular focus of this work is the development and implementation of methods for regular probabilistic attribution analysis of extreme events with a focus on heat waves, floods and droughts from regional climate model outputs. This will include issues of initialisation, validation, bias correction and quantification of uncertainties.

Applicants will have a doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant subject. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates without a doctoral degree will be considered, but may be appointed on a lower salary scale (Grade 6) for which the range is £26,527 - £31,644 p.a. (with an appropriate adjustment of duties). You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in computer code. You will have a background in atmospheric physics, meteorology and have good scientific programming skills. You must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team. 

This post is fixed-term until 31 May 2016 in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 10 July 2014. It is intended that interviews will be held week commencing 14 July 2014.

Apply here


Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Computational Model Development for Extreme Weather Event Attribution

School of Geography and the Environment and Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,837 - £34,565 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with demonstrable expertise in the development of and experimentation with general circulation models and very good programming skills in C++ and Fortran. Applicants may come from a range of backgrounds including computer sciences, natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.

This post is fixed-term until 31 May 2016 in the first instance.

The particular focus of this work is to develop the current regional climate modelling distributed computing set-up to allow for quasi-real time simulation of very large ensembles of weather under different climate conditions.

Applicants will have a doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant subject. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates without a doctoral degree will be considered, but may be appointed on a lower salary scale (Grade 6: £26,527 - £31,644 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment of duties. You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in computer code. You will have practical experience of running and interpreting the outputs from complex computer models.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 11 July 2014. It is intended that interviews will be held week commencing 14 July 2014.

Apply here



Software Engineer: Scientific Computing and Web Development


Job Description

Take a world-changing job. Play a pivotal role in the growth of a dedicated and successful team working at the intersection of climate change, mass media, scientific computing and interactive data visualization. We are looking for an energetic, multi-talented software developer fluent in Python and C++ who can also tackle a wide array of other technologies to provide support in back-end big data scientific computing and front-end online user interface development. The developer’s main role will be to support the sea level rise program by maintaining, improving and expanding the Surging Seas web tools and analysis system for the U.S. and then globally.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Program research and web applications have repeatedly been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Associated Press, as well as on NBC, CBS and PBS national evening news programs, NPR, and many hundreds more print, TV and radio outlets. We have testified in the U.S. Senate, and our tools are being used in practical ways at the local level in numerous coastal states.

Climate Central is a rapidly growing non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, improve and expand the Surging Seas 2.0 map and Risk Finder web tool
  • Operate and improve the back-end sea level rise data analysis system
  • Assist in expanding Surging Seas tools and analysis for international applications
  • Build small web interactives to supplement scientific articles
  • Assist in generating figures for scientific papers and articles
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • A B.S. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong Linux experience
  • Programming Languages: C++, Python, Javascript, Bash Script
  • Web Technologies: HTML/CSS, D3, Server Deployment/Administration
  • Experience developing under Object-Oriented paradigms
  • Parallel Programming / High Performance Computing experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a small team, as well as independently is essential

Highly Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Matlab/R and ability to create publication-quality graphics
  • Scientific computing experience
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience
  • Experience with mapping software and tools such as Mapnik and GIS
  • Design experience

Location

The location for this position is Climate Central’s Princeton, N.J. headquarters.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, link(s) to any relevant online identity (e.g. Github) and salary expectations to jobs@climatecentral.org, with the exact subject line, “Climate coder” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. 

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position. 



Vice President for Global Communications


Job Description

Climate Central, Inc. is looking for an experienced, results-oriented VP for Global Communications who will report directly to the CEO, be part of the leadership team, and work in conjunction with the Sr. VP for Program Integration and other senior staff to manage communications.  This position is a new role, being created toward reaching the goal of high volume, multi-platform penetration in the news cycle, through development of state-of-the-art digital creative content, specifically tailored to multiple domestic and global markets.  The Vice President will be responsible for production and distribution of content in all external communications, developing and protecting the organizational brand, building international communications capacity and a long term global communications strategy, and with the Senior VP, integrating this communications strategy across major program areas.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a rapidly-growing, non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Responsibilities

  • With the CEO, the SVP for Program Integration, and other senior staff, develop a long-term communications strategy for the organization, with emphasis on global expansion.  Lead the implementation of that strategy at the operating level of production, marketing and distribution.  Envision and create a new global communications capacity for our core programs including “World Weather Attribution,” “Climate Matters,” “Surging Seas,” digital and conventional journalism and other communications programs.
  • As a member of the senior staff, participate in strategic planning, high-level reviews, all-staff presentations, Board meetings, and other joint or committee assignments. Directly supervise Director of Digital Media and Editorial, Communications Director and Creative Director.  In collaboration with Directors, set, monitor and evaluate achievement of individual communications objectives against program goals.  In collaboration with directors, set and manage budgets.
  • Ensure that all Climate Central program content is effectively disseminated and marketed across all platforms and in all critical markets, including local and regional markets in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Create and maintain a consistent, highest quality brand for Climate Central across all program areas, web properties and content.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and management of a strategic program of communications.  This may be through the development of state-of-the-art platforms for communications and production capacity, global general management and expansion of relationships with new dissemination partners, or some combination of both.
  • Ability to think strategically, act nimbly, and work collaboratively in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Experience developing and disseminating creative content in U.S. and global media markets.  Having media contacts and relationships in key target regions outside the U.S. is helpful.
  • A minimum of five years in a leadership role and 15 years in a relevant field of work. 
  • A graduate degree in a related field.
  • Writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.


 

Web Developer/Software Engineer - Interactive Applications


Job Description

Are you a whip-smart highly creative web developer looking to make a difference in the world? Then apply for this job and build data-driven interactive tools and web applications that engage the public and bring climate change, weather, and energy analyses to life.

Climate Central is a fast-growing, fast-paced science and journalism organization dedicated to pushing the edge of communications and technology. Our goal is to reach the most people possible with the facts about our changing climate, using all the tools at our disposal.

We’re seeking a developer who will be responsible for conceiving, developing, and building a rich and inventive collection of interactive tools used to present the results of cutting-edge climate change research and entrepreneurial journalism, and for supporting a state-of-the-art weather/climate website (WXshift.com). We develop for desktop, tablet and mobile devices using a variety of open source and proprietary tools, APIs and data sets.

Climate Central’s previous interactives have appeared in dozens of influential media outlets, including the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, AP, Atlantic, Fast Company, Huffington Post, CBS News, Mashable, and Yahoo News.

Skills and Experience

  • Front-end development. Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3.
  • User Experience. An understanding of how the public interacts with complex data visualizations and a demonstrated record of good design flow in interactives. Experience with responsive design.
  • Data visualization. Experience with packages such as Highcharts, D3.js, Raphaël, etc., and developing interactive graphics from conception to completion.
  • Pluses. Back-end web development, iOS or Android development, PHP, SQL, Python, Google Maps (KML) or GIS experience, ability to process large quantities of data.

You’ll be working as part of a highly talented and motivated team of scientists, data analysts, and journalists, so strong communication skills are essential.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a rapidly-growing, non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your resume, cover letter, salary expectations and examples of your work (via links to your portfolio or Github address) to iweinberg@climatecentral.org by Jan 26, 2015.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.