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Senior Manager, Media Relations (Broadcast)

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Climate Nexus | New York, NY
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Climate Nexus


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Published 26 days ago

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June 17, 2019


ABOUT CLIMATE NEXUS

Climate Nexus is a non-profit strategic communications group dedicated to highlighting the impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions in the US and globally. Our work utilizes media relations and strategic partnerships to pitch stories and op-eds to the national mainstream media.

Climate Nexus is a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages qualified persons of diverse age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or military or veteran status to apply.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Concern about climate change among Americans is rising. Wildfires, extreme heat waves, historic storms, dire scientific reports, bold national policy proposals, and a surge of environmental activism have pushed climate change into the public consciousness in a new way. But, when Americans turn on their TVs, they rarely see national news coverage of climate change or its many solutions. Too many producers have the misconception that floods or solar panels are a “ratings killer.” This lack of coverage is the gap we aim to close.


ABOUT THE JOB

The Senior Manager will be based in New York City and will be responsible for leading Climate Nexus’ new broadcast outreach program to increase coverage of climate change and its impacts on national TV (network and cable) news. The position is for a minimum one-year term based on current grants, with a strong likelihood to extend. With support from the media team, the Senior Manager will lead the execution of several deliverables, including:        

  1. Plan and launch a series of TV-network meetings: Plan and coordinate meetings of a panel of high-profile, compelling climate experts with top network and cable news executives to share the latest climate change realities and why it is relevant for their audience.
  2. Prepare broadcast media resources: Develop a set of guidelines for TV news directors, bookers, producers, and reporters on how to best cover climate change.
  3. Recruit broadcast voices: In concert with the media team, cultivate and manage a diverse bench of climate experts and messengers for network news meetings, interviews and appearances.
  4. Broadcast training: Provide media training for a range of professionally, linguistically, culturally, and geographically diverse climate experts to get them TV-ready.
  5. Build relationships: Develop relationships with news bookers and producers and pitch climate-related segments and guests regularly.
  6. Organize media workshops: Support and educate media–from reporters to producers to executives–on covering emerging issues of climate and energy through a series of gatherings bringing together reporters and climate/energy experts in NYC and DC.


Your days might include: corresponding with a producer for a segment on wildfires, doing rapid response pitching around breaking political news related to climate change, prepping a scientist for a live interview, working with the digital team to develop a broadcast-friendly infographic, plotting out and executing a strategy to build relationships with bookers at key shows, coordinating with several teammates to develop a compelling presentation for newsrooms, meeting producers for coffee, securing interest from key partners to make broadcast appearances a priority in their work, coordinating logistics for a high-profile news influencer event, among other work.


The position will require some travel and work on a media schedule--meaning some weekends or evenings when the news cycle calls for it. Climate Nexus provides time off in lieu of significant hours worked outside of a regular workweek.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate:

●     Has a strong understanding of how network and cable TV newsrooms function.

●     Has experience booking, producing or reporting for TV news, or a track record of successfully landing segments and guests on national TV news.

●     Has experience and confidence working within the news cycle and responding to breaking news.

●     Is interested in climate change, and/or knows how to tie key climate issues to news of the day.

●     Communicates effectively with a range of professional audiences and across cultural difference.

●     Knows how to be diplomatic, discreet & savvy when interfacing with high-profile experts and media personalities.

●     Is highly organized with a proven ability to manage logistics for multiple people and events.

●     Can balance long-term deliverables with short-term priorities.

●     Is able to write concise, compelling fact sheets and talking points.

●     Is able to boil down complicated subject matter into widely-accessible language.

●     May have pre-existing relationships with network and cable producers and bookers (this is a plus.)

 

ATTRIBUTES

●     Is resilient, able to bounce back in the face of challenges.

●     Is highly-motivated and takes initiative, not afraid to pick up the phone and call a producer.

●     Is a self-starter who can work well independently and collaborating with a team.

●     Can command a room & train highly-qualified experts to have successful live TV interviews.

●     Is attuned to keeping team members apprised of progress and challenges.

●     Knows when to ask for support and/or delegate tasks to ensure work gets done.


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

●     Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

●     Benefits package, including paid personal and sick leave; standard health, dental & vision packages; employer contributions to 401k; commuter transit benefit, parental leave after one year of employment.

●     The position is for a minimum one-year term based on current grants, with a strong likelihood to extend.


TO APPLY

Email your cover letter and a resume as attachments to jobs@climatenexus.org.

Interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible, with a deadline of June 17.

Please include your name + “Broadcast Senior Manager application” in the subject line of your email.

 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot reply to all submissions. We will contact applicants directly with request for interviews. Please do not inquire about the status of your application.

 

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ABOUT CLIMATE NEXUS

Climate Nexus is a non-profit strategic communications group dedicated to highlighting the impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions in the US and globally. Our work utilizes media relations and…

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Benefits

Benefits package, including paid personal and sick leave; standard health, dental & vision packages; employer contributions to 401k; commuter transit benefit, parental leave after one year of employment.

Benefits package, including paid personal and sick leave; standard health, dental & vision packages; employer contributions to 401k; commuter transit benefit, parental leave…

How To Apply

Email your cover letter and a resume as attachments to jobs@climatenexus.org.

Please include your name + “Broadcast Senior Manager application” in the subject line of your email.

Email your cover letter and a resume as attachments to jobs@climatenexus.org.

Please include your name + “Broadcast Senior Manager application” in the subject line of your email.

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