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Senior Content Strategist (New York City, Johannesburg, or London)

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C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group


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Published 14 days ago

November 2, 2020
October 16, 2020
$73,076 - $73,076

Background:

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 15th year, connects 96 of the world’s greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each other in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. C40 cities represent more than 700 million urban citizens and their economies account for 25% of the global GDP. C40’s ‘Deadline 2020’ report sets out the critical role that the world’s major cities have to play in delivering the historic Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change. 

C40’s team of 200+ staff is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris, and individual staff based across 25+ different locations, with the Office of the Chair based in Los Angeles. 

The strategic direction of the organization is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors which is chaired by the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the C40 Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A nine-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40. C40’s three core strategic funders are Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Realdania.

At C40, we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore encourage a diverse pool of applicants and welcome applications from all sections of the community and would like to request you to complete the recruitment and diversity questionnaire, to help us monitor our recruitment and selection procedures. For how C40 handles your personal information, please review our Privacy Notice – Recruitment.

Department & Position Description

The C40 Communications & Events team is responsible for strategically positioning C40 as one of the world’s most impactful climate organizations by celebrating the ambitious, equitable action underway in C40 cities and establishing our mayors as global leaders and allies to the new climate movement. Through our global communications, campaigns and events, we aim to shift the narrative and inspire real progress on the greatest challenge humanity is facing today.

The Senior Content Strategist is a creative, outside-of-the-box thinker who will be responsible for helping to build a strategic, integrated content plan for the Global Green New Deal, C40’s vision and narrative for delivering a green and just future. They will imagine and develop exciting and impactful content for a variety of platforms as well as a robust promotion and engagement strategy to ensure our message is reaching the right audiences. They will be tasked with developing the human stories of pilot cities delivering on the Global Green New Deal, and other inspiring examples, and will work with local and regional communications agencies to develop locally and regionally relevant narratives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an editorial strategy and calendar around C40’s Global Green New Deal, ensuring content is consistent and compelling across all delivery streams and integrated into the Communications Team’s existing calendar and strategic objectives.
  • Write unique and high quality creative and engaging content to share across different platforms, for different audiences.
  • Conduct research with in-house and external subject matter experts to understand key challenges and opportunities around communicating about the Global Green New Deal, including different regional contexts and political nuances.
  • Help to lead on audience research around the Global Green New Deal and its main principles.
  • Cultivate relationships with colleagues across C40, as well as with external partners and stakeholders, including communications professionals in cities across C40’s international network and key members of the Global Green New Deal coalition.
  • Ensure C40’s Global Green New Deal narrative and associated communications campaigns provides a powerful global platform to demonstrate the climate leadership of the C40 Chair.
  • Recruit and manage external agencies and freelancers, including putting together requests for proposals and other procurement paperwork.
  • Manage and work closely with in-house Video Producer & Editor.
  • Draft scripts and creative briefings for videos and other multimedia content for social media.
  • Develop a Global Green New Deal lexicon and key messages for use in external communications and media briefings.
  • Draft toolkits for cities, partners and key stakeholders to communicate about the Global Green New Deal and our agenda for a green and just recovery from Covid-19.
  • Edit and review reports, thought leadership papers, blogs and social media content as needed.

 

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field, with demonstrable experience developing impactful and engaging content for a global company or organization.
  • Superior editorial, communications and project management skills as well as exceptional attention to quality and detail.
  • Native-level proficiency in English; ability to speak other languages a plus.
  • Excellent ability to break down complex concepts into compelling storylines.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced media and communications team and a track record of supporting the delivery of impactful global communications campaigns.
  • Experience hiring and managing agency and freelance staff.
  • A solid understanding of social media platforms and how to engage and target different audiences across different channels.
  • Excellent IT skills -- capacity to learn how to use a content management system and digital platforms. 
  • Passion for environmental and climate issues; knowledge of global climate action an advantage. 
  • Excellent multitasking, organizational and time-management skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Applicants must already have the right to work in the United States or the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will be required to travel, Covid-19 permitting.

 Other Requirements: Applicants must already have the right to work in South Africa the United States or the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will be required to travel, Covid-19 permitting.

 Location: Johannesburg, London or New York. Other locations will be considered for the right candidate.

Term: 15 Months

 Salary: New York = USD $73,076

      Johannesburg = ZAR $742,823.00

       London = GBP £49,674.00


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 16 October 2020.

 

To learn more about the work of C40 and our cities, please visit www.c40.org, follow us on Twitter @c40cities and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/C40Cities.  

Background:

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 15th year, connects 96 of the world’s greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each other in…

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Benefits

• 35 days paid time off, inclusive of public holidays

• Sick pay - subject to qualification

• Paid maternity and adoption leave

• Flexible working - subject to agreement with line manager

• Health Insurance

• 35 days paid time off, inclusive of public holidays

• Sick pay - subject to qualification

• Paid maternity and adoption leave

• Flexible working - subject to agreement with line manager…

Location

120 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017

How to Apply

Please apply at the careers link on the C40 website. https://www.c40.org/careers

Please apply at the careers link on the C40 website. https://www.c40.org/careers

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