Carbon Brief’s award-winning journalism is respected by scientists, journalists, policymakers and campaigners around the world. We create interactives, infographics, maps, scrollytelling stories and other multimedia to help us report and explain the latest climate science and related policy issues. We are proud of the reach and engagement we have with our audiences, who value our rigorous and authoritative brand of ‘explainer journalism’.
Reporting to our Senior Multimedia Producer, you’ll work closely with the rest of the Carbon Brief team to identify and develop ambitious web-based products to accompany our reporting. As Carbon Brief’s influence in climate journalism grows, we are looking for someone with creative flair and advanced technical know-how to help shape our coverage.
You’ll use your technical knowledge to build upon our data visualisation libraries and other design tools to expand and refine our visual reporting. You’ll also have ideas on how to integrate web technologies to help scale day-to-day design processes, such as cross-browser testing, error handling and supporting the development of our internal design libraries.
With experience in web development and design, you’ll be comfortable conceptualising and coding data-driven visuals and custom UX interfaces. You’ll have an outstanding portfolio of work demonstrating your talent for telling visual stories.
- Analyse and visualise large datasets. This could involve designing interactive web pages, maps, web games and animations, dashboards, and more.
- Support the development and growth of Carbon Brief’s visual tools and libraries.
- Work closely with the multimedia team, advising on the development of projects and skills-sharing to build in-house technical capacity.
- Carry out design work in line with Carbon Brief’s brand and design guidelines.
- Experience with frameworks or libraries, such as React, Svelte or similar.
- Knowledge of programming languages for data manipulation (R, Python, or similar).
- Experience working with D3, SVG and Canvas.
- Strong visual design skills, including building for cross-platform technologies.
- Good understanding of accessibility standards and modern web best practices.
- Familiarity with mapping software (QGIS, Mapbox, or similar).
- Knowledge of Illustrator, Figma, or similar.
- Experience or interest in the environmental sector.
- Awareness of current trends in web development and digital design.
- Ability to work to the demands of a newsroom-type environment, including working on both fast turn-around and long-term web-based projects.
Location: Carbon Brief’s office is in central London. However, there is flexibility within this role to be based remotely, depending on the successful candidate’s circumstances/location. You may be expected to undertake some travel as part of your work.
Hours/Duration: This can either be a part-time or full-time permanent position (non-sponsored), depending on the successful candidate’s experience and availability.
Salary: Competitive, with generous benefits. Salary will be discussed with shortlisted applicants, due to the possibility of it being a part-time or full-time position.
More information: https://www.carbonbrief.org/vacancy-interactive-developer/
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