Position: Energy and Climate Research Analyst

As part of a new initiative on industrial decarbonization, Global Energy Monitor seeks a research analyst to develop its Global Steel Plant Tracker.

The Challenge

According to the IPCC, we have only a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid dangerous climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers that provide detailed information at the facility level on major sources of carbon pollution worldwide, including iron and steel.

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policy makers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and scores of others.

Position Summary and Duties

Reporting to the Executive Director, the research analyst will develop GEM’s Global Steel Plant Tracker (GSPT), as well as assisting with other GEM projects such as the weekly CoalWire newsletter.

Note: GEM does not have a central office; employees work from home offices and need not be based in the United States.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Creating, formatting, and updating at least 500 wiki pages on the world’s largest steel mills.
  • Creating and updating wiki pages on issues related to steel, such as environmental impacts, opposition campaigns, iron ore and coal inputs, exports and imports, legislation and regulation, new technologies, and steel companies.
  • Using spreadsheet and database software to develop tools for analyzing the global steel industry and its environmental impacts at the regional, national, and international levels.
  • Analyzing steel industry and Global Steel Plant Tracker data to assess industry trends and movement success.
  • Writing blogs, articles, and reports summarizing research findings.
  • Representing research findings at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public events.
  • Creating visual presentations of findings using presentation graphics and online tools.
  • Working with software developers to develop websites for presenting tracker results.
  • Assisting third-party researchers in academia, NGOs, governments, and business organizations seeking to use the Global Steel Plant Tracker.
  • Providing miscellaneous editorial support for GEM publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts.

GEM provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Experience and Skills

The following are requirements:

  • Professional-level writing skills. Applicants must provide at least five examples of published work.
  • Experience in energy and economic research and analysis.
  • Experience in international research and collaboration.
  • Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, resourcefulness in using online search tools, and basic knowledge of environmental and social impacts of fossil energy production, governmental and business institutional structures, and the global political context of energy.
  • Demonstrated facility with computers, software, and professional social media.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including experience in summarizing and presenting data.
  • Knowledge of wiki formatting; demonstrated ability to master additional technical skills as needed for data development and analysis.
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice.

Fluency in Chinese is recommended but not required.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. Salary is $83,232 per year. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and long-term disability insurance, and 4 weeks of paid vacation.

How to Apply

Please email resume, links to at least five published writing samples, and list of references to Ted Nace, Executive Director, Global Energy Monitor, ted@tednace.com. No phone inquiries please. Open until filled.