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Researcher/Technical Writer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location New Jersey - America North
Town/City Princeton, NJ / Greater NYC-to-Philadelphia area
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Climate Central
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Directory Entry : An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Climate Central is seeking an energetic junior-to-mid-level individual with significant expertise in desk research and exemplary writing skills to join our unique climate science research and communications team. Top candidates will have a demonstrated capacity to extract key insights from a variety of data sources and to produce clear and compelling language describing those insights. Working closely with our data analysts and other team members, the researcher/analyst will serve as lead author of brief research reports, backgrounders, and similar materials that distill information on climate science, impacts and solutions. The researcher/writer, who will report to our Director of Special Projects, will also conduct background research to assist our production of in-depth journalism.

Climate Central is a respected non-advocacy, non-profit organization that works to reach large and significant audiences using a wide variety of tools. Current initiatives include Climate Matters, which each week provides a network of more than 500 local TV meteorologists with data and broadcast-quality graphics about linkages between weather events and climate change; the program is expanding to include local journalists and news directors through the Climate Matters in the Newsroom. Climate Central’s work on sea level rise is advancing the local accuracy of global sea level rise threat assessments, researching the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on U.S. coast, and pioneering a new generation of online tools.

Climate Central’s highly interdisciplinary work is conducted by a team whose backgrounds include physical, natural and social sciences, data analysis, journalism, graphic design, web production and other fields.


  • Serve as principal researcher/writer of products as assigned
  • Coordinate with our graphics, social media and web production team to achieve timely completion of products
  • Conduct background research to support features journalism team
  • Assist with tracking and analysis of media use of Climate Central materials
  • Over time, take on project coordination responsibilities

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capacity to engage comfortably with large quantitative datasets and to identify potential implications of those data
  • Exemplary writing skills, including significant experience in writing about data-heavy science topics for lay audiences
  • MA or similar degree in a relevant field, or BA plus at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with climate issues is a distinct plus
  • Self-starter and independent worker also able to take direction and work in a small team
  • A highly collegial attitude is essential

Location: The location for this position is Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive, with 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.

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume ; a writing sample of no more than 3 pages (may be an excerpt of a longer document) that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, “Researcher/Technical Writer” (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. The search will close when a candidate is successfully recruited to fill this position.

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