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Editorial Manager - Remote

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Global Energy Monitor
San Francisco, CA
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Published 26 days ago


Global Energy Monitor seeks an experienced editorial and production professional to ensure the quality of its research, reports, and analyses. The Editorial Manager will be in charge of content production, including the development, editing, management, quality control, and implementation of publications, while coordinating with various teams.

The Challenge

According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing. 

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, policymakers, 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 hundreds of others.

Note: GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff need not be based in the United States.

Position Summary and Duties

  • Maintain the quality, structure, and formatting of GEM reports and briefings, in line with our in-house style guide.
  • Supervise and oversee the editorial process and content production, from idea generation to publication of analysis and reports across our multiple power trackers.
  • Provide editorial guidance on core organizational newsletters. 
  • In collaboration with program managers and directors, maintain an organizational schedule for release of reports and briefings.
  • Support improved writing and editorial expertise across the organization.
  • As requested, develop and pitch stories using GEM trackers and other data sets for media and other practitioners in the climate and energy space.

Education & Experience

Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.

The following experience and skills are required for this position:

  • Five or more years of editorial experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in energy and climate issues, in order to have the background to interpret complex energy developments quickly and make them understandable to a broad audience.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Demonstrated copy editing expertise.
  • High-quality messaging skills; a knack for developing cohesive narratives.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects involving a variety of stakeholders, including contractors, translators and designers. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and priorities effectively across competing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage designers, and a keen eye for design.
  • Experience working remotely and independently.
  • Demonstrated team building and cat herding skills.
  • An established network of journalists, researchers, and campaigners in the energy/climate field.
  • Track record of pitching and publishing stories in top tier media.
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of implementing organizational-wide change.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The salary is $99,959 for locations in the United States. Salary and benefits differ for those based outside of the US and may be discussed on an individual basis.

Benefits include (US Based Employees):

  • 100% paid health, vision, dental insurance for employee & contribution towards dependent coverage
  • Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 5% employer match
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 10 sick leave days, and other leave
  • Remote work stipend
  • Home office set up & ergonomics reimbursement
  • Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years
  • Paid parental leave

Application Requirements

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled. Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and two samples that demonstrate previous editorial experience.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at

Hiring Practices

Equal Employment: Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 

Accommodations: We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact

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Global Energy Monitor seeks an experienced editorial and production professional to ensure the quality of its research, reports, and analyses. The Editorial Manager will be in charge of content production, including the…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
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At least USD $99,959 / year


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Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
1254 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

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