Carbon Brief is looking for someone with a keen interest in data and digital communications to help shape our coverage of climate science and policy.
- Do you have experience producing multimedia content?
- Do you have a good eye for design?
- Do you want to contribute to clear and accurate reporting of climate change?
Working with the whole of the Carbon Brief team and reporting to our Senior Multimedia Producer, you’ll produce a range of multimedia content to support our journalism.
This will involve creating content for Carbon Brief articles and social media, including charts, maps, interactive data visualisations, animations and video.
You’ll have good graphic design skills and an understanding of basic charts. You’ll also know the types of content that work well on social media platforms, such as X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube. Experience with content management systems, preferably WordPress, would be an advantage.
We are open to applicants who are early in their career and might not have all the required experience yet, but who can show us that they are right for this role. We can provide in-house training, where appropriate.
- Produce graphics, maps, interactive data visuals, video and other multimedia content for Carbon Brief articles and social media.
- Support writers by creating charts using in-house tools and software.
- Support the wider multimedia team to develop interactive features.
- Storyboard short-form video and animation for different social media platforms.
- Keep abreast of emerging technologies and new storytelling techniques.
- Produce content that follows house style guidelines, and work to a deadline.
- An eye for design; excellent graphic design skills and basic chart literacy.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including creating graphics and images with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Know how to clean and reformat data, and use visualisation tools such as Datawrapper, Flourish or Highcharts.
- Knowledge of video production and editing; good shooting skills and experience editing video and audio with Premiere Pro and Audition.
- Experience creating web content, with a good understanding of social media platforms as well as how best to format and utilise content for each one.
- A keen interest in digital communications and industry trends.
- Experience working with mapping software including QGIS or Mapbox.
- Animating data and video graphics with After Effects.
- Experience using a CMS, preferably WordPress.
- Good understanding working with Google Docs, Sheets, Trello and Slack.
Location: Carbon Brief’s office is in central London. For this particular role, we would prefer the successful candidate to be in a UK/Europe time zone. You may be expected to undertake some travel as part of your work.
Hours/Duration: This is a full-time permanent position.
Salary: £30,000 a year, dependent on experience. Generous benefits, including pension and group protection insurance.
How to apply
To apply, please send:
- Your CV.
- A cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role and the organisation.
- Examples of your work (e.g. portfolio, website), if available.
Please state “Multimedia producer application – Carbon Brief” in the email subject.
Applications must be submitted by 9AM GMT on Mon 20 Nov. First interviews will be held on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 Nov. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited back for a second interview on Tuesday 5 or Wednesday 6 Dec, with a decision by the end of that week.
Carbon Brief is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. Our aim is to be truly representative of all sections of society and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. We strongly encourage applications from those who feel underrepresented in climate journalism, including ethnic and social minorities.
About Carbon Brief
Carbon Brief specialises in clear, evidence-based articles and data visualisations to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response. We publish a wide range of content, including Q&As, in-depth analysis, interviews, newsletters, interactives, infographics and maps. Our audience is global and diverse, but particularly serves policymakers, journalists, NGOs and academics. We are proud of the reach and engagement we have with our audiences, who value our rigorous and authoritative brand of ‘explainer journalism’.