Communications Specialist

About Us:

Carbon Mapper is a non-profit organization with a public-good mission to detect, pinpoint, quantify and track 80% of the world’s methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) point source emissions. Our mission is to aid in the acceleration of climate mitigation efforts globally at the scale of individual facilities. The Carbon Mapper public-private partnership includes Planet Labs, Inc., the California Air Resources Board, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Carbon Mapper uses advanced imaging spectroscopy remote sensing on satellites and airborne assets to detect and analyze methane and carbon dioxide emissions around the world and provide information data products to inform decision makers as well as the general public. As part of its public education and research support activities, Carbon Mapper will provide a global open data portal, including a data trust and a website offering rapid visualization and interpretation for both expert and non-expert audiences. Carbon Mapper also supports advances in science algorithms, machine learning, and big data for remote sensing through multi-source analytics, cloud computing, open-source development, and geospatial analytics.

Job Description:

Carbon Mapper is seeking a communications specialist to help connect the organizations data and insights to stakeholders who will drive climate action. Reporting to the Director for Strategy and Partnerships, the Communications Specialist will help lead the development of communication strategies, create high-impact messaging, and carry out communication tactics for major rollouts, digital platforms and other high-profile opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with consultants and other staff to establish, manage, and execute an editorial calendar to translate Carbon Mapper’s scientific and research findings and insights for external audiences, develop key messaging, and deliver regular communications to targeted audiences.
  • Write and adapt science and research content for blog, email, webpages, and other mediums.
  • Support website content development and updates.
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with our partner’s communication professionals and technical experts.
  • Drive planning and execution of rollouts and content releases, alongside partners, consultants, and staff.
  • Support media engagement with editors and reporters.
  • Manage the development and execution of social media content across all platforms, as well as the development of assets such as videos and animations that help to visualize the impact of Carbon Mapper data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • 5-6 years of experience in a communications role, preferably at an environmental, climate or earth science/research nonprofit or another mission-based research organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or similar field or equivalent experience.
  • Proven record of exceptional writing, proofing, editing, and messaging skills including effectively communicating complex scientific findings and concepts to broad audiences.
  • Experience in managing communications for digital data platforms, websites or other online resources.
  • Strong social media skills and experience including knowledge of social media platforms and tools.
  • Self-starter able to execute comprehensive communication strategies, and coordinate effectively with peers, partners and technical experts.
  • Ability to track key metrics (such as through Google Analytics) to understand impact and communicate them.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to manage multiple projects and deadlines, good interpersonal skills, and strong writing ability.

Hours: This is a full-time salaried position (40 hours per week). You are expected to be available Monday through Thursday 9 am – 3 pm PT. The remaining time is flexible based on your assigned projects and deadlines. Some after hours and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines.

Location: California applicants preferred but remote workers will be considered.

Benefits: Carbon Mapper offers health/dental/vision benefits for employees and dependents (PPO and HMO), retirement benefits, and life insurance.

Carbon Mapper is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application requirements: please send your resume and cover letter to