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The National Geographic Society is a global, world-class brand driven by purpose, passion, and excellence.

Our employees are a critical force for change, helping to achieve our mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of the world through the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling. Do you share our passion? We encourage you to explore our open positions.

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What Makes Us Different?

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Mission focused
We unite around a shared belief and mission: To inspire, to illuminate and to teach by harnessing the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world.
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Work that matters
We further global understanding, invest in exploration, create communities of change, and support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge.
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Training and support
We encourage continuous growth, learning, and development of our staff and offer internal professional development and training as well as tuition assistance for qualified work-related courses.
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Great benefits
We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance and wellness programs, 401(k) plans, generous paid time off, paid parental leave and adoption assistance, and more.
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Commitment to DEI
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is at the heart of all we do. We’re a tapestry of bold people, each thread stitched with a diversity of perspectives, cultures, and experiences. It's what makes our teams strong, our work impactful, and our stories worth telling.
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Community mindset
Our success depends on embracing our interdependence on each other. Collaboration is the key that unlocks innovation and pushes us forward.

Apply today!

We are hiring for a number of open positions as we create a stronger, more inclusive organization.
When completing the online application, please submit a resume and cover letter. 

As a science-based organization, National Geographic Society follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials. To promote the health, safety, and well-being of all staff, all NGS employees must be fully vaccinated, including booster, against COVID-19 or request an exception for a qualifying medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.


National Geographic is an equal opportunity employer. All employment-related decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, marital status, or any other legally protected category.

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National Geographic Partners

Looking for career opportunities with National Geographic television, publications, media, or products? 

National Geographic Partners is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society that creates a virtuous cycle of storytelling and exploration that inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and often provides the spark to new ideas and innovation.

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