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Data Communications Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Full-time

Hybrid

Deadline

July 29, 2024

About the organization

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Organization type

Research Institution

In A Nutshell

Location

Hybrid Washington DC, London or The Hague, USA, UK or The Netherlands

Salary

$96,000-$110,000

Job Type

Full-time

Experience Level

Mid-level

Visa Sponsorship

Not Available

Deadline to apply

July 29, 2024

Support the execution of Land & Carbon Lab’s communication, marketing, and impact strategies by turning data and research into actionable insights and other content that supports data users, decision-makers, and practitioners.

Responsibilities

Data analysis, visualization, and innovation with AI tools (65%):

  • Analyze maps, satellite imagery, and other quantitative data to identify findings and insights relevant to key audiences.
  • Develop compelling visualizations, including maps, graphs, and gifs, interpreting geospatial data and findings for use in social media and other communications channels.
  • Help explore possibilities for using AI to automate data analysis, with the goal of producing a regular cadence of visual insights for social media.

Research engagement to develop editorial content (35%):

  • Engage with LCL research leads, such as through interviews and literature reviews, to turn their insights into compelling written and visual communications.
  • Draft blogs, news articles, and other public-facing written content that communicates insights to non-technical audiences around data innovations, methodologies, and research findings.
  • Support editorial strategist and communications manager in identifying other opportunities to communicate around Land & Carbon Lab’s data innovation and analyses.

Skillset

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree (preferably a M.S. or PhD) in a related including remote sensing, geography, environmental science, landscape ecology, and related fields
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of professional experience writing code for geospatial visuals and applications.
  • Experience in visually interpreting satellite and geospatial data to come to conclusions about landscape dynamics.
  • Experience working with subject matter experts and data scientists.
  • Experience delivering quality drafts and deliverables promptly.
  • Demonstrated ability to create data visualization and compelling maps.
  • Experience writing blogs, news, or other long-form written communications on science/technical topics.
  • Ability to produce compelling maps and other visualizations based on GIS/remote sensing data using GIS and data visualization technology.
  • Ability to interpret and draw insights from quantitative data, maps, and satellite imagery.
  • Ability to work with large language models, advanced prompt engineering, and generative AI APIs.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to produce drafts of blogs, news articles, and other written content that translate technical information for non-technical audiences and follow science communications best practices.
  • Knowledge in at least one of the following areas, and strong interest and ability to learn about others: land cover and land use change dynamics, cropland and pastureland dynamics, forest change dynamics, land- and forest-based GHG dynamics, and agricultural commodity supply chains.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Employs collaborative and consultative approaches to research and content development.
  • Curiosity, creativity, strong listening skills, and a strong interest in gaining expertise in topics related to ecosystem conservation and land and carbon monitoring.

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