Content Writer/Researcher - Living Infrastructure

Content Writer/Researcher - Living Infrastructure


Spherical is hiring a Writer/Researcher contractor to develop explanatory articles and web copy for a digital kit of tools supporting climate resilience in Los Angeles. This position is remote. The ideal candidate would be deeply familiar with Los Angeles, and would have experience condensing research into engaging and easily digestible content, as well as some experience with UX copy.

About Spherical

Spherical is a creative technology studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems. In collaboration with ARLA, we are developing an open-source field kit of tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles and beyond. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, these tools support collaborative dreaming into visions of equitable futures. Learn more →

Current 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
  • Provide background research and fact-checking support as-needed for video and interactive scriptwriting
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts as-needed 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
  • Adhere to brand and style guidelines for alignment across content

What You Need

  • 5+ years of experience in journalism or written content creation
  • Experience writing about ecological domains, such as climate, green infrastructure, regenerative design, and/or environmental justice
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in friendly and relatable ways for laypeople
  • Experience writing microcopy preferred
  • Experience editing articles/copy by other writers preferred
  • Experience developing style guides a plus
  • Experience with journalistic fact-checking and copy-editing practices a plus
  • Experience writing, researching, and/or developing educational content a plus
  • Familiarity with communities / issues local to Los Angeles / CA a plus


Remote (UTC -8 to -4)




15-30 hours per month, with option to continue for periodic assignments