Global Energy Monitor


Global Energy Monitor seeks a part-time researcher to update existing wiki pages and create new wiki pages on our platform on fossil and renewable energy projects worldwide. This work is done mainly via web searches and can be performed remotely.


Global Energy Monitor (GEM) develops information resources for the movement to address global warming and support the transition from fossil to clean energy. GEM maintains wiki pages on thousands of coal plants, coal mines, wind farms, oil/gas pipelines, and other major fossil and renewable projects around the world. The pages are used as the building block for the Global Coal Plant Tracker, the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, and numerous other trackers and projects.


GEM data is used by scores of environmental groups worldwide, by academic researchers and institutions, by international agencies including the World Bank and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and by media outlets including the Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, Vox, and the Wall Street Journal.


This is output-oriented work that requires self-motivation, efficiency, scrupulous attention to accuracy, resourcefulness in applying search tools, competence with spreadsheets, and professional-level writing skills.

Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion

We strongly encourage individuals identifying as Black, Indigenous, people of color, and people with disabilities to apply. Global Energy Monitor has zero tolerance for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality and are actively looking for ways to challenge structural inequalities across our organisation.

Language Skills

The job requires professional-level English writing skills. Bilingual skills in English and Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish are helpful but not required.


This is a remote, work-from-home position. GEM’s team has a global footprint, and this role can be based in any country.


$33 to $37 per hour, depending on relevant prior experience.


24 – 32 hours per week, with a flexible schedule to be determined between the Researcher and their supervisor. This is a temporary position (up to 6 months), with the possibility of extension to a permanent role depending on the organization’s needs.

Application Requirements

Resume, cover letter, and three writing samples.

How to apply

Please apply at the link below:

Only applications submitted via this link will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled.