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PRESS SPECIALIST

Title: Press Specialist

Reports to: Communications Director 

Employment Type: Full-Time / Exempt

Salary Range: $55,000-$70,000 DOE

Position Location: California-Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland -hybrid schedule

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are seeking a Press Specialist. We are looking for candidates with a track record of writing press materials, conducting outreach to reporters, securing positive news coverage, and writing and placing opinion pieces. The ideal candidate will be ready to come up with creative ways to achieve the organization's goals and eager to jump in and get the job done.

WHO WE ARE

California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We believe that only by transforming our political system will we create the opportunity to take bold action on climate change. We inspire hope and action and fight for equity and justice for all Californians. We are in the business of changing what’s possible.

The California Environmental Voters Education Fund (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters Ed Fund), our 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The Press Specialist is responsible for the following: 

  • Working with the Communications Director to develop and implement the organization’s press strategy as well as managing day-to-day press activities. Responsible for increasing EnviroVoters visibility in both local and national media and maintaining strong relationships with key reporters. 
  • Work with the organization’s different program areas to develop and implement media outreach plans for specific campaigns.
  • Generating press coverage, including proactive pitching to target outlets, coordinating and attending press conferences and interviews, maintaining message consistency, and responding to incoming news media requests on deadline. This work will also include drafting statements, researching background information, and coordinating messaging with relevant staff.
  • Drafting, editing, and finalizing communications content and materials (press advisories and releases, op-eds, blogs, emails, statements, letters to the editor, and other external communications), and ensuring that these materials are clear, accurate, engaging, timely and newsworthy.
  • Preparing spokespeople and staff for interviews with media outlets to ensure accuracy of information and delivery of key messages. This will include preparing talking points, one-pagers, rapid response statements, and coaching staff for different mediums.
  • Researching and cultivating relationships with reporters and editors. 
  • Creating weekly news roundups that summarize and track relevant press coverage. 
  • Submitting monthly newsletter content and assisting the email and web manager by writing content and editing submissions from the team. 
  • Working closely with the press staff of elected officials, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, and business groups, to plan and execute events, including roundtables, press conferences, and panel discussions.
  • Building and promoting our thought-leadership content on owned channels like Medium and LinkedIn and also using the content to leverage external placements on podcasts and other media outlets. Own our Twitter press outreach and engagement to spread the word and connect with reporters.
  • Supporting email and social media content when needed, particularly for press-related posts on Twitter, and other responsibilities as assigned.

WHO YOU ARE & KEYS TO SUCCESS

To be successful in this job, you possess the following qualities and experience: 

  • You have 5 plus years of communications experience. You have past experience working for political campaigns, elected officials, issue campaigns, advocacy organizations, or nonprofits. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • You have a track record of running an organization’s press activities and helping to secure positive coverage, whether by calling and pitching reporters, helping to plan a media event, or writing and placing an opinion piece.
  • You are an excellent writer and editor with a keen eye for detail. You have the ability to condense complex policy information in a succinct way. You have solid experience writing and editing media materials such as press releases, media advisories, talking points, blog posts, op-eds, etc. You have the ability to quickly identify relevant news topics and issues with a defined point of view.
  • You have cultivated and maintained media relationships with reporters and media outlets, especially on the environmental, political, and energy beats. 
  • You have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to deliver quality work while managing multiple projects. You are an excellent communicator and work well both collaboratively and hierarchically.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office, media monitoring platforms like MuckRack, Cision, or Meltwater. Comfortable with WordPress and familiarity with Canva and Adobe. 
  • You’re passionate about fighting climate change and recognize that Black, Indigenous, and all people of color have been bearing the biggest burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. You are committed to building resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

If you were here right now, you would be:

  • Working with our Communications Director to identify and plan press opportunities that may arise from our legislative, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns. 
  • Writing a press statement from our CEO calling on Congressional leaders to pass bold federal climate legislation. 
  • Working with a staff member from an elected official’s office to help support a press event. This event will highlight the need to transition school buses to being zero-emission vehicles. 
  • Writing an op-ed that explains the importance of political redistricting in our state and highlights why Californians should care and take action. 

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; pre-tax Commuter benefits for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; paid vacation, sick leave and floating holiday; optional life insurance; employee assistance and travel assistance programs.

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California's environmental challenges.

HOW TO APPLY Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line "Press Specialist" to envirovotersjobs@envirovoters.org. No phone calls, please.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

PRESS SPECIALIST

Title: Press Specialist

Reports to: Communications Director 

Employment Type: Full-Time / Exempt

Salary Range: $55,000-$70,000 DOE

Position Location: California-Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland -hybrid schedule

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HOW TO APPLY Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line "Press Specialist" to envirovotersjobs@envirovoters.org. No phone calls, please.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

HOW TO APPLY Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line "Press Specialist" to envirovotersjobs@envirovoters.org. No phone calls, please.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover…

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