Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Recent Grad Interested in the Paris Climate Talks? Check Out this Contract Position

Overview
The Global Call for Climate Action is looking to add a Washington, DC based Editor to its strategic communications initiative, The Tree. This person will be joining a global team of Editors who monitor climate news daily and produce accurate and strategic “Alerts” based on that news. The US Tree Editor will directly work with the rest of the GCCA in its efforts to ultimately secure a resilient world safe from the worst impacts of climate change by shifting public opinion through a number of strategic avenues. This is a contract position with competitive compensation based on experience and will require international travel. The contract will run through 2015, with the intention that this Editor will grow into a more senior position after this year’s Paris climate talks.
The US Editor position
This is an opportunity for someone who understands the power of narratives, frames and messages, and is passionate about using their skills to bolster the global effort to tackle climate change. The newly hired US Editor will work directly with the GCCA’s Managing Editor and Director of Special Projects in Washington, DC and virtually with all other Editors around the world. The Editor will lead in producing Alerts several times a week that are targeted to reach a network of influencers in the US and the rest of the world. Producing these Alerts at the standard this network is accustomed to requires impeccable writing skills , a keen understanding of traditional, new and social media , and knowledge of international political dynamics . Experience working in a strategic campaign is seen as a strong asset for this position. The US Tree Editor will be a strong networker and will have the ability to manage many tasks on evolving deadlines. Given the global and multilingual nature of our operations, the ability to speak multiple languages is highly valued though not required. This position requires commitment, motivation and a willingness to learn from an experienced team of strategic communicators.  Application deadline is June 10.
Key tasks
  • Writing and editing Tree Alerts for a diverse US audience
  • Researching and analyzing information, stories, press releases etc. about energy and climate issues
  • Maintaining and growing an existing, diverse network of influential US contacts
  • Developing the project to stay at the leading edge of climate change communications theory and practice
  • Chairing meetings and leading discussions
  • Contributing to the social media arm of the GCCA
  • Staying on top of the US climate and energy debate
  • Working closely with Tree Editors around the world on global Tree Alerts and on enhancing internal processes
Personal Specification
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in communications, political science or relevant field
  • Impeccable communications, copywriting and editing talents
  • Experience with campaigns, ideally online and media
  • Ability to manage relationships with partners and network members
  • Must be comfortable networking, pitching new ideas and conducting face-to-face meetings
  • Must be able to use basic publishing and email client tools (WordPress, Mailchimp).
  • Must be native English speaker (other languages a plus, in particular French and/or Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese)
  • Must be able to travel internationally