About Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works is the world’s leading REDD+ Project development and management company with an innovative, market-based approach to climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. Over its 20+ year history, Wildlife Works established a successful model that uses the emerging carbon offset marketplace to protect threatened forests and wildlife, while funding indigenous and forest-dwelling communities. REDD+ allows us to partner with communities from tropical forest countries to monetize their forest and biodiversity assets, whether they are communities, land ownership groups or governments. Wildlife Works manages a portfolio of current and prospective REDD+ projects throughout the tropics and is growing to meet market demand and interest in our innovative approach.

Job Summary

The Lead Technical Writer will create and revise scientific and technical documents, including compliance-level reports, feasibility studies and standard operating procedures in support of the delivery of high- quality carbon offsets for all Wildlife Works Projects.

The candidate will support a global team, coordinating input from multiple parties to iteratively develop mission-critical documents for internal purposes, accreditation bodies and investors. The Lead Technical Writer will author and edit for grammar, syntax, and usage to produce clear, accurate documents for the intended audience. The candidate should have broad general technical writing experience. Familiarity with scientific documentation is desired, ideally with an interest in and / or knowledge of forest conservation, biodiversity and social monitoring.

The Lead Technical Writer will report to the VP Carbon Development, based in Burlington, Vermont USA. The candidate is expected to produce high quality documents on schedule according to tight, but reasonable schedule constraints. They will also manage a growing team of regional technical writers in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Wildlife Works is not donor- or grant-funded; the ideal candidate should therefore be supportive of a market-based solution to climate change. The position requires an exceptional, passionate individual with excellent cross-cultural communication skills to support Wildlife Works’ international REDD+ projects. The position will involve frequent collaboration across multiple time zones and geographic regions.


  • Collaboratively plan, create, edit, review, iterate, and finalize written content, including feasibility reports, Project Descriptions, Project Monitoring Reports, Project summaries, Standard Operating Procedures, technical documentation, templates, and meeting minutes.
  • Organize and manage the writing process, setting timelines, deadlines, assigning roles and responsibilities, coordinating contributions from various content providers and creating documentation efficiencies for Wildlife Works projects.
  • Support a scientific / technical team with document editing for grammar, syntax, and usage, as well as to enhance style, voice, context, and effect.
  • Explain technical information with clarity, thoroughness, and accuracy, ensuring consistency of style, wording, tone, and content.
  • Communicate professionally and comfortably to company colleagues as well as externally in industry, government, academia and the general public.
  • Ensure technical materials comply with criteria consistent with accreditation bodies as well as Wildlife Works’ applicable policy and style guidelines.
  • Organize and maintain repositories of existing written content for future adaptation and use; be the keeper of templates and continually improve collaboration processes using available technology.
  • Prepare appropriate supporting representations of technical data including charts, graphs, plots, and other data visualizations.
  • Draft, produce, edit and finalize material to be used internally for technical documentation, field protocols and process documentation.
  • Thrive and manage time well working with remote teams across multiple time-zones.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or STEM discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years technical writing experience such as peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals or conference proceedings, software / hardware user documentation, proposals, or other technical documentation of complex processes and descriptive content.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Robust attention to detail, impeccable grammar and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to solicit, compile, edit and proofread work of colleagues.
  • Adept interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and build rapport in a multi-cultural team.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • The ability to work both independently and with a team under limited supervision.
  • Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in French and/or Spanish.
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline, preferably with scientific writing experience.
  • Publications and / or research experience in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Experience in collaboration with international teams.

Wildlife Works is an equal opportunity employer and employment shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment decisions shall be made without regard to an applicant’s gender, race, color, age, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, or physical and mental handicap as a bona fide occupational disqualification, as required by state and federal law. This policy governs all areas of employment, including promotion, assignment, and discharge.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical only)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability


To apply, visit https://apply.workable.com/wildlife-works/j/36306420B7/