Join the ACT Climate Labs team: Freelance Analyst position

ACT Climate Labs are looking for a freelance analyst to join the team. If you think you or someone you know might be a good fit (and available to start from w/c 17th June), please read the job description and apply by Monday 10th June latest.

A bit about us 

ACT Climate Labs is a collaboration between seasoned climate campaigners, disinformation researchers and communications experts. Powered by ethical advertising agency Media Bounty, our mission is to supercharge the effectiveness of climate communications with advertising techniques that allow us to make climate action mainstream. We are dedicated to neutralising misinformation that undermines climate efforts.  

ACT Event, November 2023

Role summary 

ACT Intelligence creates the insights which power ACT’s Advertising campaigns and the content to its Network. In 2024, we are focusing on monitoring climate misinformation around the UK General Election. We need an extra analyst on hand to support and help our NGO members navigate this complex communications environment.  

We are looking for an analyst with experience of monitoring online and offline conversations to help us make decisions about what topics to cover in our newsletter and website. You’ll be provided a data analytics tool, plus a range of other signals like newsletters and other analysts working in the space. Alongside our Intelligence Lead, you’ll be responsible for gathering data and making strategic assessments on the opportunities and threats in the climate communications space in the UK leading up to, during and after the general election. 

This role will report into our Intelligence Lead and work closely with the wider team – particularly our Project Director and Account Team. It’s a freelance role of 24 hours / 3 days a week for three months, with a day rate between £200 – £250 depending on experience. We’re needing someone who can start immediately after interviews, aiming for commencement on 17th June.

This could be a fully remote role, but there is also the option to work from our office near Borough, London.  



Your regular responsibilities will be focused on generating and synthesising accurate data, which we will use to respond to strategically. 

Data gathering and analysis 

  • Monitor social media platforms, digital advertising platforms and other online channels provided to track coverage and conversations related to climate change, including misinformation. 
  • Regular liaison with 3rd party partners to gather further data or leads. 
  • Data analysis on a bespoke analytical platform to identify misinformation quantities and trends.  

Data synthesis and production of reports 

  • Compilation and synthesis of data into regular internal reports for the ACT team to inform ACT’s communications outputs, making recommendations where possible. 
  • Assist the Intelligence Lead in presenting findings to internal teams, partners and funders. 

Strategic support 

  • Collaborate with ACT internal team to make recommendations and strategies for optimising communications campaigns. 
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, platform updates, and best practices in media monitoring and analytics, and proactively share insights and recommendations with the team. A list of useful sources will be provided as a starting point. 
  • Provide support for crisis monitoring and management, including identifying potential issues or reputational risks and escalating them to the appropriate stakeholders. 

Our dream hire will have: 

  • Proven experience of conducting social listening analysis and using other online methods to gather conversation data.  
  • Proven experience working with multiple data sources to deliver presentable and actionable insights and recommendations, obtaining them in a timely manner. 
  • Experience presenting to and managing relationships with third party stakeholders.  
  • A track record of excelling when working to KPIs under pressure environments. 
  • The goal of working within an organisation that prioritises its people and the planet alongside profit. 
  • Preferable but not essential, experience of working within election or other politically charged environments.  
  • Preferable but not essential, direct experience with the Centre for Social Media Analysis’s proprietary Dashboards 
  • Preferable but not essential, experience working to fight against climate misinformation 

Our diversity and inclusion commitment 

Media Bounty exists in a diverse society. Our aim is to build a team that reflects this diversity, while fostering a working environment, which allows every employee – regardless of their differences – to thrive.  

We aim to do this by sharing our job opportunities across a wide range of online platforms, actively interviewing a diverse pool of applicants and ensuring that career development is based purely down to talent, personal values and effort. 

We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. 

How to apply  

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to before 9am on Monday 10th June, but please note that we may close applications early if we receive strong applications.  

For successful candidates, we are aiming to hold interviews online on Thursday 13th June. Prior to that we will share a two hour task to be completed and returned on Wednesday 12th June. If you anticipate any issues with your availability during this period, please highlight this clearly in your application.  We regret that any applicants who can't start immediately may not be considered for this role.