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Strategic Communications Associate, USA

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European Climate Foundation
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Brussels, Bélgica
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Publicado há 27 dias

A network of climate groups is seeking a smart, media-savvy Strategic Communications Associate to support our growing work pitching US and global climate stories.

This newly established role will work with a small US team to tailor climate stories for pitching to news media and to develop narratives and backgrounders that are relevant to a range of audiences, including those outside of the climate bubble, by tapping into issues such as security, justice, labor, and foreign policy. The ideal candidate will be able to take a complex issue and make it accessible and compelling to diverse media and American readers. The ideal candidate will also be excited to collaborate with an expanding network of partners, experts and spokespeople, as needed.

This position will primarily support a network of communications professionals working to change the global conversation on climate and energy. As the challenges of the climate crisis increasingly cross borders, this is an exciting opportunity for a talented communications professional with the ambition to make a difference and play an active role in the just transition to a low-carbon world.

This position is a 12 month consultancy contract, with a view to renew on an annual basis.


Key responsibilities

▪         Develop creative, audience-tailored, story pitches in collaboration with US and international teams

▪         Adapt background materials and research to media-friendly products

▪         Coordinate with colleagues on media pitching, building press lists, comms strategy, including climate storytelling for print, online, and broadcast media

▪         Draft and pitch op-eds

▪         Develop partnerships, including building more media relationships (i.e. columnists, reporters, editorial, foreign correspondents)

▪         Cultivate relationships with new experts and spokespeople

▪         Gather intel from climate NGO community, help develop strategic approaches to US and global communications interventions

▪         Collaborate with the global network, join and participate in meetings, prepare briefings and support colleagues


Experience and competencies

▪         Significant proven experience in journalism, writing, PR/media work, or strategic communications

▪         Comfort and experience working across complex, interconnected issues and with colleagues from other cultures and nationalities is a plus. US broadcast media experience is also a plus.

▪         A demonstrated interest in environmental and social issues, especially as they relate to climate, energy, environmental justice, development or policy

▪         Ability to interpret, distill, connect and present information in ways that are appealing to different audiences

▪         Ability to think outside the box and creatively bring together different storylines and datasets to tell a story

▪         Conscientious and proactive work style

▪         Experience managing and executing projects with relatively little supervision (be able to carry through and execute different products)

▪         Comfort and sensitivity in working across various nationalities and cultures

▪         A genuine commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to facing climate change

▪         Flexibility, including working across timezones, with occasional calls outside of the traditional work day 

▪         Commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the workspace and in collaborations with partners


What we offer

▪         The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;

▪         A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;

▪         This is a 12-month consultancy contract position, with a view to renew on an annual basis. The consultancy rate will be market rate for an Associate level role and inclusive of benefits.


Location

US, remote (operating within ET-friendly time zone).

Some travel may be required. Only candidates with the right to work in the US will be considered.


Start date

As soon as possible


A network of climate groups is seeking a smart, media-savvy Strategic Communications Associate to support our growing work pitching US and global climate stories.

This newly established role will work with a small US team to tailor…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Contrato / CLT
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    15 de maio de 2022
  • Nível de Experiência
    Intermediário

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

fluent English

fluent English

Localização

Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
Local Associado
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Como se inscrever

Please upload below: 

  1. CV
  2. short cover letter expressing your motivation for this role
  3. both in English!


Please upload below: 

  1. CV
  2. short cover letter expressing your motivation for this role
  3. both in English!


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