Content Writer - Living Infrastructure

Content Writer - Living Infrastructure

Overview

About Spherical

Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems. Learn more →

Current Project

Spherical is building a field kit of open-source tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, these tools support collaborative dreaming into visions of equitable futures. The field kit includes interactive media for exploring cascading benefits of whole-systems approaches, community mapping and storytelling tools, and a game for sketching scenarios. This unique assemblage of domains and media calls for a diverse team of creative collaborators. We encourage women and people of color to apply.

A sample of prior work for this project:

What You'll Do

  • Write articles explaining key concepts related to living infrastructure, including infrastructure types, multi-benefits, and climate data sets
  • Write user interface copy for a collaborative mapping tool that helps communities share stories and sketch projects for living infrastructure in their neighborhoods
  • Communicate in a tone that is friendly and relatable for laypeople in Los Angeles County without sacrificing accuracy
  • Document patterns, including writing style and article templates, for alignment across content
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to inform and vet the content developed
  • Collaborate with product management to ensure content is integrated appropriately into the broader open source kit of tools and videos

What You Need

  • 5+ years of experience in journalism or written content creation
  • Experience writing about ecological domains, such as climate, green infrastructure, or environmental justice
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in friendly and relatable ways for laypeople
  • Experience developing style guides preferred
  • Experience writing microcopy preferred

Location

Remote (UTC -8 to -4)

Term

Contract

Hours

2-3 months, with option to continue for periodic assignments

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