Visualizations Producer/Editor

At Climate Central, we’re passionate about making the risks and impacts of climate change clear and relevant, and showing what can be done to curb carbon pollution and to adapt to a warming world.  We achieve this, in large part, through compelling visualizations. 

If you’re looking to combine your strong design, motion graphics, data viz and video editing skills to explain complex topics and tell engaging stories about the most challenging issue of our time, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary

The Visualizations Producer/Editor will work across programs and projects to create content that brings an engaging visual dimension to climate science, data analyses, reports and stories. The producer will work closely and collaboratively with the multimedia designer, software developers, data scientists, meteorologists and writers to develop and execute the visualizations.

This position will report to the Senior Director, Special Projects.

Key responsibilities 

  • Create regular, high-quality motion graphics/animations for multiple programs

  • Edit short videos

  • Develop data visualizations

  • Incorporate storytelling and narrative into visual design

  • Maintain and update a database of visual assets

  • Exercise a curiosity for new trends and techniques

  • Explore creative directions for new projects

  • Collaborate with other creative staff in graphic production and design

Essential qualifications

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • Experience with D3 or other data visualization libraries/applications

  • Knowledge of front-end languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

  • Strong visual and interactive design skills

  • Flexibility and versatility

  • Solid editorial judgment

  • Self starter and eager to learn, master new skills

  • Experience working with and exploring data sets

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and short turnarounds

  • Adept at working with multidisciplinary teams

Bonus points

  • Skills in shooting video and in field production

  • Experience working in climate change or other science-related field

  • Writing chops – especially for social media and video scripts

About Climate Central

Climate Central is an independent, dynamic science, technology and communications non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. Climate Central provides a bridge between the public and climate scientists and contributes in a pivotal way to the national and international efforts to communicate the facts of climate change.  The staff consists of scientists, technology experts and communicators.

As an independent, non-partisan science organization, Climate Central researches and reports on climate change impacts and solutions. These include extreme weather, drought, flooding, wildfires, sea level rise, health and equity, as well as alternative energy systems and transportation. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill. 

Location

Climate Central’s headquarters are in Princeton, N.J. This position may be hybrid (working from both office and home) or fully remote. Attending occasional staff retreats is required. 

Compensation 

Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  Accordingly, 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.

How to Apply  

Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume; a link to examples of your visualizations; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, Visualizations Producer/Editor. 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. The search will close when a successful candidate is recruited.