DATA JOURNALIST / RESEARCHER ANALYST - CLIMATE CHANGE
Posted on Sep 1, 2021 by Lewis Davey
Data Journalist / Researcher Analyst - Climate Change
Lewis Davey is delighted to be exclusively supporting One Home as they look to recruit a Data Journalist / Researcher Analyst who can make sense of a plethora of data and reports within the climate change area and turn these into impactful content.
If you are excellent with data and telling a story and really want to make a real difference to the climate crisis, then this is the dream position for you!
About One Home
One Home is a not-for-profit social enterprise that promotes action on climate change through public awareness raising. Crucially, One Home works with national and regional media to highlight mitigation and adaptation issues and has reached over 355 million people in just three years! One Home's website and Coverage Book .
About the Role
One Home is looking for an experience Data Journalist with a proven ability to use information to tell a story creating impactful, visual reports. The successful candidate will have a knack for finding compelling ideas buried in mounds of data and reports and turning them into impactful content. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organisation with a growing public profile that champions public engagement on the climate crisis.
You will be responsible for delivering One Home's analysis work on the impacts of climate change in the UK including shoreline management plans, tree morbidity and human health, as well as progress towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The successful candidate will undertake and effectively communicate complex analysis in a visually appealing, digestible way for a broad range of stakeholders, including journalists, consumers and civil society organisations. We are looking for an experienced team member who is curious and creative, with an excellent eye for detail to provide the following:
- Analysis using quantitative and qualitative data to find and tell stories.
- Write clear, concise and accurate reports on findings.
- Present results in compelling and visual ways.
- Communicate spatial data through engaging graphics with GIS and Adobe CC or equivalent.
- Strategic development of One Home's work programme including management of consultants where appropriate.
- Develop and maintain an extensive network of stakeholders, including in government, academia, charities, businesses to find innovative ways to gather evidence from a range of sources.
- Be a trusted and objective source to explain analysis on decarbonisation and impacts of climate change to the media in order to disseminate findings.
- Take part in wider initiatives on engaging the public in climate action and provide flexible support in the development of One Home.
Required Skills and Experience
- Have at least five years' experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis and communicating the findings to a range of stakeholders in an accessible way.
- Be educated to master's degree level in science/engineering or equivalent experience in data journalism or digital storytelling.
- Numerically minded, with an appreciation of analytical rigour and high standards in work.
- Confident using Microsoft Office Excel and able to quickly analyse data.
- Working knowledge of mapping software, such as ArcView or QGIS.
- Experience devising strategies and managing projects, while having the ability to work independently at an advanced level.
- Ability to develop and maintain networks, and to pick up and run engagement with media figures.
- An understanding of the environmental sector, the transition to net zero and adapting to global warming.
- Ability to write about complex topics clearly and be a confident communicator.
- Ability to grasp new subjects quickly with the ability to understand the big-picture objectives alongside detailed analysis.
- Be passionate about tackling climate change.
- Familiarity with government and other data sets in the natural environment, energy and climate sectors including greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint assessment models and climate impact projections.
- Produce and give presentations.
- Policy analysis, conducting surveys and engaging with industry stakeholders.
- Digital design and illustration (fluency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or alternative tools).
- Experience using a variety of analysis software or programming languages such as SQL or Python.
- Computer programming skills.
Terms and Conditions
This role can be on a contract, part-time or permanent basis depending on the candidate. Rate is £250 per day depending on experience or upto c.£32,500 annual gross salary depending on circumstances.
This is a home-based role.
Contact details and how to apply
Please send an application including a covering letter and CV to together with a piece of work you have written.