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Data Communications Manager, Land & Carbon Lab




July 29, 2024

About the organization

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Organization type

Research Institution

In A Nutshell


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



Job Type


Experience 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.


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.


  • 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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