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Full Stack Web Developer: Program on Sea Level Rise


Job Description

Climate Central is seeking an energetic, talented full stack web developer who wants to make a tangible, global impact with cutting-edge interactive work. Strong candidates will be fluent in diverse web technologies and user interface design, and at home building large, complex interactive data visualization tools and simple one-frame designs alike. The developer will sit within Climate Central’s nationally recognized sea level rise program.

Climate Central is a fast-growing, fast-paced science and journalism organization dedicated to pushing the edge of communications and technology. We are an independent, non-advocacy organization of leading scientists and journalists whose goal is to reach the most people possible with the facts about our changing climate, using all the tools at our disposal.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program has repeatedly been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Associated Press, on NBC, CBS, PBS, and NPR, and in 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.

Responsibilities

  • Improve and expand our high-profile Surging Seas map and Risk Finder web tool (U.S.)
  • Play key role in upcoming global launch of Surging Seas program
  • Build compelling web interactives to publicize ongoing  thought-leading research
  • Stay current with the latest design and web development trends
  • Opportunity to learn and assist with scientific computing for original analysis 

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong Linux experience
  • Programming Languages: Python, Javascript, Bash Script
  • Web Technologies: HTML/CSS, D3, Server Deployment/Administration
  • Creative, results-driven outlook, strong communication skills, and the ability to work well both independently and in close collaboration within a small team, are essential
  • Highly desired: experience with design, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mapnik, GIS

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 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, link(s) to any relevant online identity (e.g. Github) and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org, with the exact subject line, “Web coder - SLR” (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. 



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, resumesalary 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.



Program Specialist – World Weather Attribution


Job Description

Climate Central seeks a Program Specialist for its new and growing World Weather Attribution Program, an international effort to operationalize the science of extreme weather event attribution. The incumbent will work with a small team of scientists, communications experts and other program staff to help monitor and identify program focal areas (i.e. specific weather events), analyze and synthesize climate information, and support the development of science-based communications for decision-makers, NGOs, the scientific community, media and general public.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor information (fast-breaking and long-term trend analyses) on world weather events for program attention.
  • Support partners in weather event definition, and gather real-time information on societal context surrounding hazards (vulnerability and exposure).
  • Manage, update and utilize in-house extreme event attribution database of peer-reviewed literature to guide decision-making and generate program communications.
  • Serve as a principal liaison with science, academic and government institutions; communications specialists; Climate Central staff, and other partners to deliver program activities.
  • Participate in and/or convene meetings to facilitate decision-making, develop and implement specific communications strategies.
  • Produce program communications materials, such as fact sheets, as needed.
  • Help develop and maintain program website, including content generation.
  • Prepare and/or support development of program documents, proposals and reports for use with funders, internal reporting requirements, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in atmospheric or other environmental sciences, international development, communications or business administration
  • Working knowledge of climate change issues, including science and risk management
  • Facility with scientific information and ability to translate it for a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize technical information, including communicating  uncertainty
  • Significant demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize under time constraints and multiple demands
  • Ability to coordinate among team members and across organizations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including regular and timely communications to key colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and ability to work creatively and independently
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in a not-for-profit, research institution or consulting firm setting. Previous experience working in an international organization or with geographically-dispersed colleagues or partners preferred.
  • Second language (French or Spanish) a plus.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a fast-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 is located at Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with a generous benefits package.

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 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.



Statistician – Sea Level Rise Program


Job Description

Climate Central is seeking an energetic, talented statistical scientist who wants to make a tangible, global impact with targeted research. Strong candidates will be fluent in extreme value statistics, spatial statistics and Bayesian approaches. The statistician will sit within Climate Central’s nationally recognized sea level rise program, and provide critical research and analysis for our U.S. and soon-to-launch global programs.

Climate Central is a growing nonprofit and non-advocacy organization dedicated to researching and publicizing key findings on our changing climate and its impacts. Our scientists and communicators work together to reach the most people possible using all the tools at our disposal.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Our peer-reviewed research has been downloaded more than 20,000 times; major news outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, AP, NBC, CBS and NPR have frequently featured our findings; we have testified in the U.S. Senate; and our web tools are winning practical use from NGOs to local governments.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and improve local flood risk projections, nationally and globally, integrating sea level rise forecasts and storm surge statistics and projections
  • Develop and improve methods for interpolating projections in space
  • Play key role in research on error in digital elevation models
  • Write and contribute to peer-reviewed papers, plus reports for wider audiences
  • Provide general statistical research support

Qualifications

  • PhD in statistics or equivalent education/experience
  • Expertise in extreme value statistics, spatial statistics and Bayesian approaches
  • Facility with big data, data acquisition and data wrangling
  • Proficiency with R, geospatial packages/GIS, Matlab ideal; C++ or python a plus
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to work well both independently and in close collaboration within a small team, are essential

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 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, with the exact subject line, “Statistician” (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 Media Production


Job Description

Climate Central, Inc. is looking for an experienced, results-oriented operating Vice President to lead and manage a group of talented teams of editors, journalists, interactive graphic artists, and video producers as well as media relations specialists. This group produces and distributes high quality media content, developed by Climate Central’s expert teams of scientists, data analysts, and communications specialists, through creative platforms built exclusively by Climate Central, and distributed directly or in partnership with major media outlets domestically and globally. The VP will report directly to the President & CEO, be part of the leadership team, and work in close collaboration with the Senior Vice President for Program Integration and other senior staff to produce all Climate Central communications. This position is a new role, being created to reach a goal of high volume, multi-platform penetration in the news cycle, through state-of-the-art digital and video creative content, specifically tailored to multiple domestic and global markets. The Vice President will be responsible for final production and distribution of science-based content in all media, developing and protecting the organizational brand, building international outreach capacity and a long-term global communications strategy, and with the Senior VP, integrating this strategy across major Climate Central program areas.

About Climate Central

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

Responsibilities

  • With the CEO, the SVP for Program Integration, and other senior staff, contribute to developing 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 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 media operating group. This may be through the development of state-of-the-art platforms for communications and production capacity, and /or global general management and expansion of relationships with new dissemination partners.
  • Ability to think strategically, act nimbly, and work collaboratively in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Experience developing and disseminating science-based content in U.S. or 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 is preferred.
  • Writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.

Compensation

Compensation is highly competitive, with 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.



Web Producer


Job Description

Climate Central seeks a creative, detail-oriented web producer to join our Digital Media & Editorial team. Strong candidates will have wide-ranging production skills, excellent editing and communication expertise, ample experience with numerous social media platforms, a natural curiosity to learn more, and the tenacity to meet deadlines and proactively solve problems. 

The web producer will work in conjunction with the lead producer and managing editor to create, edit and publish content via our CMS, help manage the organization’s growing social media presence, and analyze site metrics to grow website traffic and improve user experience.  

Responsibilities

  • Edit and post text and multimedia content to the organization’s website(s) via our Content Management System (CMS)
  • Help grow and maintain the organization’s social media presence
  • Regularly review user interface/analyze web metrics to identify areas of improvement and provide guidance on increasing traffic
  • Participate in HTML email distribution
  • Stay current with latest design and social media trends to keep site competitive
  • Moderate website comments as well as manage timely responses to generate conversation and boost site engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task, meet daily deadlines and proactively solve problems
  • Strong editing and headline-writing skills
  • Basic HTML and CSS skills necessary. JavaScript and PHP a plus
  • Basic Photoshop skills. Additional Adobe design programs a plus
  • Experience publishing content via Content Management Systems
  • Experience with social networking and video functionality 
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills

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.

Location

This 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.

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