[job] top-flight graphicist needed for climate science & media group

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address in the ad if you are interested.


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From: Ben Strauss <bstrauss@…2779…>

Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Subject: [job] top-flight graphicist needed for climate science &
media group

To: matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net

Please apply if interested–or forward to any associates you believe
would be good! Much appreciated; this is a very important position for
us and we’re looking for a real star. Many thanks–

Ben Strauss

Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Climate Central

Seeking Immediately:

Experienced Graphic Designer for Climate Science & Media

Group’s TV, Web Productions


Climate Central seeks an experienced, inspired and technically
proficient graphic designer or data visualization
expert–ideally versed in both art and science–to develop conceptual
and data-driven visualizations from
climate science research for broadcast TV and Internet. A group of
internationally recognized scientists and
communicators, Climate Central is dedicated to producing vivid media
based on sound climate change science, and has within its first 18
months already appeared on PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,
nytimes.com, bloomberg.com,
TIME.com, Newsweek and Scientific
American. We will begin this Princeton, NJ position as a 90-day
contract; successful performance will lead to full-time hire.


Climate change presents one of the greatest
communications challenges of all time. Many words have been printed,
but Climate Central aims to develop an unmatched collection of clear,
compelling, and science-based graphics and animations to tell the story
visually. We are currently expanding capacity in this area.

The Designer will collaborate with staff scientists and producers,
as well as design colleagues, to produce static graphics and end-to-end
broadcast-quality animated visualizations tailored for a general
audience. Each product must be accessible and understandable, yet
vivid and scientifically rigorous.

will involve the development, maintenance, and application of
a wide variety of tools for analyzing data and production, with some
emphasis on tools for geographical display of information (GIS, Google
Earth, Google Maps, generic maps). An important dimension of this
position will be working with NASA
scientists and satellite data to develop an Earth-from-space “sky
witness” collection of climate change visualizations.

For a sample of Climate Central’s designs and animations to date, see
the static graphics and videos at climatecentral.org.


experience (5+ years best) in scripting, data conversion, modeling,
rendering and
compositing, and handling large datasets, is required. Candidate
should show initiative and be a
self-starter and self-teacher able to work well from high-level
direction. We are looking for someone with commitment to excellence,
attention to detail, and passion for work and the subject.

Applicants should be proficient with the following tools,
languages and data formats we regularly use:

• Maya,
After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Google

• Python, Javascript

• ESRI Shapefile, KML

…and it would also be helpful if you are familiar with:

• MATLAB/Octave, VTK, Blender, Imagemagick, Gimp, QGIS, GDAL/OGR,

• C/C++


To Apply

apply, please send a cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio.
We are looking for
thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate applicants’
qualifications and work style. Send materials as text in the body of an
email message to jobs@…2779…; please put “graphics” in
the subject line. If you send attachments, they must be in pdf format.

No phone calls, please.

Salary is competitive and will
depend on experience. Climate Central offers excellent benefits, a
delightful workplace, and the opportunity to play a crucial role in an
organization with a mission.

Climate Central is an equal-opportunity employer and does not
discriminate based on anything except how good you are at your work.
People of color and individuals from other underrepresented groups are
strongly encouraged to apply.

About Climate Central:

Climate Central combines sound science and vivid media to increase
understanding and attention to the climate challenge. In less than two
years of operation, our work has already appeared on PBS NewsHour, nytimes.com, bloomberg.com, time.com, newsweek.com,
Scientific American, and beyond. Our staff and
board include internationally recognized climate scientists and
experts. Visit our interim website climatecentral.org
to learn more. Climate Central is
a 501©3 nonprofit organization.

Ben Strauss, PhD

Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Climate Central

Web: climatecentral.org

Email: bstrauss [at] climatecentral.org

Phone: 609-986-1984

Mobile: 609-613-0832

Mail: 1 Palmer Square, Suite 330 * Princeton, NJ 08542