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Vacancy Carbon Brief
21 December 2022 15:56

Vacancy: Digital Content Executive

Carbon Brief Staff

21.12.2022 | 3:56pm
In FocusVacancy: Digital Content Executive

This vacancy has now closed.

Carbon Brief is looking for someone with a keen interest in climate change and digital communications to help manage our written and visual online content.

  • Do you know how to create engaging social media content?
  • Are you a quick learner, with an excellent eye for detail?
  • Do you want to contribute to clear and accurate reporting of climate change?

Job description

Working closely with the rest of the Carbon Brief team and reporting to our Managing Editor, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day delivery and promotion of Carbon Brief’s online content. 

This could range from social media management, to uploading content on Carbon Brief’s website and interacting with online audiences to build our following and boost engagement.

You’ll be adept at creating and organising social media content across multiple platforms, including copywriting and creating graphics. You’ll have experience with website management and ideas for new ways to promote Carbon Brief content online.


  • Upload Carbon Brief articles to the website.
  • Source appropriate imagery for articles, in line with Carbon Brief’s editorial policy.
  • Create and schedule social media content across all platforms, working closely with the Senior Digital Content Executive and the Multimedia team.
  • Build and maintain social media communities (including engaging with and following accounts).
  • Promote Carbon Brief’s archive of article content, including sharing our ‘core articles’ and capitalising on thematic calendar days.
  • Monitor article engagement online (including social media comments and analytics).



  • Experience managing a CMS, preferably WordPress.
  • Experience creating content for social media, including graphics.
  • The ability to write engaging copy to a deadline.
  • Skilled at managing multiple social media channels.
  • Experience or interest in the environmental sector.
  • Creative, with a keen interest in digital communications.


  • One years’ relevant experience in digital communications/marketing or other relevant role.
  • Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, or similar design software (e.g. Canva).
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS for web and email.

Location: Carbon Brief’s office is in central London. There is flexibility within this role to be based remotely, anywhere in the world, and the successful candidate will be comfortable working across different time zones. You may be expected to undertake some travel as part of your work.

Hours/Duration: This is a full-time permanent position.

Salary: £28,000 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, including your ideas for developing Carbon Brief’s social media presence.
  • Please feel free to send any examples of your work (e.g. portfolio, social media profiles, website, graphic design).

To: [email protected]

Please state “Digital Content Executive application – Carbon Brief” in the email subject.

Applications must be submitted by 8AM GMT Monday 23 Jan. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1 Feb and Thursday 2nd Feb.

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’.

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