The CO2 Coalition is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Associate to direct our communications and media outreach programs. The Coalition is a non-profit organization which promotes rational analysis of climate science and energy economics. The Associate will work closely with Coalition staff and leaders, who include well-known scientists, engineers and economists. Anyone eager to make a mark in conventional and social media is invited to apply; candidates with an interest or background in the sciences or economics will find this an ideal opportunity.
We are seeking an individual with a background in communications or journalism, strong writing skills, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. The successful candidate will have a solid record of academic achievement and a willingness to learn new skills. We value drive, initiative and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Punctuality, reliability and professionalism are essential.
The Associate will work with contemporary and emerging social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, paid and earned search, and other modes. The Associate will identify emerging modes and prepare presentations about the opportunities they represent. Our target audience is political moderates and those undecided about the alarmist messages of impending climate catastrophes current in political discourse.
- Develop effective social and conventional media tactics and disseminate media messages
- Design marketing communications campaigns
- Create content (e.g., press releases) for mass media or Coalition website
- Increase outreach to Federal and local legislators
- Promote placement of Coalition articles and op-eds in mass media and arrange speaking engagements for Coalition members
- Liaise with media and handle requests for interviews, statements etc.
- Foster relationships with advocates and key persons
- Identify new target audiences
- Carry out research under the direction of senior Coalition leaders
- 0-4 years of experience
- Alignment with and passion for the Coalition’s mission and work
- Bachelor’s degree
- Proven, demonstrable experience with social media campaigns (these may be from school projects, private enterprise or public bodies)
- Proven track record of successful teamwork and interaction with superiors
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
- Experience in copywriting and editing
- Solid skills in organization, planning and record-keeping
- Working knowledge of MS Office; photo and video-editing software is an asset
- Experience in web design and content production is a plus
Compensation is based on experience; benefits include:
- Health insurance
- Paid vacation, Federal holidays and sick days
- Paid jury and bereavement leave
- Retirement matching contribution
- Parking or transportation subsidy
The office dress code is business casual, but outside appointments require formal business attire. The office is in a Class A building complex on the DC Metro line.
Duties are during normal business hours with occasional but infrequent work on evenings and weekends.
Note about COVID-19:
The Communications Associate will eventually work from the CO2 Coalition’s Arlington office. However, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Associate may work from home.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- A cover letter detailing your interest in the position and CO2 Coalition’s mission
- A resume or curriculum vitae
- Contact information for two references
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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