An exciting opportunity has arisen to become Carbon Brief’s Junior Content Producer, helping us to analyse and report climate change and society’s response to it.
Do you have an excellent eye for design?
Do you have the skills to produce compelling, shareable multimedia?
Do you want to explain climate change as accurately and engagingly as possible?
Carbon Brief is looking for a junior content producer to support our multimedia journalist and work with the rest of the team to make our content shine and promote it online.
Carbon Brief’s journalism and analysis is respected by scientists, journalists, policymakers and campaigners around the world. We create infographics, videos and other multimedia to help us report and explain the latest climate science and related policy issues. You’ll be using your knowledge of digital comms and creative talents to promote our content on different platforms, enabling us to reach an ever-wider audience.
With an eye for design and good video skills, you’ll have an outstanding portfolio of work demonstrating your flair for producing digital content.
This is an entry-level position and we’re looking for someone with huge potential who we can train.
- Create multimedia content for our website, social media channels and email newsletters, such as graphics, gifs and videos.
- Help source and edit images for the site.
- Help film and edit interviews.
- Optimise content for social media, e.g. adding captions, creating previews.
- Work with our Multimedia Journalist on larger editorial projects. These could include infographics, data visualisations, maps, dashboards, animations and interactives (training provided).
- Ensure our multimedia output matches our brand identity.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest design and digital media trends.
- Provide occasional cover when other members of the digital team are away. This could involve updating our social media channels or publishing articles (training provided).
- An understanding of digital comms and social media platforms.
- An eye for design; excellent graphic design skills.
- Experience creating content for the web.
- Excellent portfolio of work, either online or in pdf format.
- Experience with the Adobe Creative suite, particularly Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Experience in video production and editing; good shooting skills.
- Awareness of current digital design trends and interest in media technologies.
- A motivated self-starter, who is also happy working in a team.
- A degree or postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject.
- Interest in or willingness to learn about climate change and energy.
- We are known for our data-driven journalism, so a head for figures would be a benefit.
- Experience working with content managements systems, particularly WordPress.
- Experience with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Audition.
Location: The role is based at our offices in central London. You may be expected to undertake some travel as part of your work.
Reporting to: The director.
Hours/Duration: This is a permanent full-time contract, subject to a six-month review period.
How to apply
To apply, please send:
- Your CV.
- A covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role and the organisation, and your ideas for further developing our multimedia content.
- A portfolio which includes at least three samples of your work.
Applications must be submitted by 6pm on Sunday, 26 November. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 6 December and Thursday, 7 December.
Unfortunately, we only have the capacity to contact shortlisted candidates. Applicants must already have the right to work permanently in the UK.
We are committed to the principles of equal opportunity in our employment practices. We will seek to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of their aptitude, skills and abilities.
About Carbon Brief
Carbon Brief (www.carbonbrief.org) is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialise in clear, data-driven articles and graphics 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 science explainers, interviews, analysis and factchecks, as well as daily and weekly email summaries of newspaper and online coverage.