Energy Transition Media Manager/Senior Manager Posted Nov 09
Climate Nexus , New York, NY
 
DESCRIPTION
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.

About the position: Climate Nexus is seeking an Energy Transition Media Manager or Senior Manager to help lead efforts on several new communications workstreams. The candidate must be able to work as part of a close-knit team to ensure all projects are of the highest quality and timeliness, and possess deep knowledge of the energy transition and media landscape. The candidate will directly report to the Co-directors of the Energy Transition team.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Play a leadership role in efforts to expand the Energy Transition team’s work in several new communications workstreams, including the transformation of the electric grid and electric vehicles
- Track the technological, market and consumer changes of electric vehicles and the electric grid, and analyze and translate those changes for larger consumption, including trade, consumer and political arenas and the media that speak to those audiences
- Develop media relations strategies for new workstreams, including identification of tentpole moments, and conducting landscape analyses to inform strategy
- Execute media relations strategies including conceptualizing, crafting, and pitching stories to reporters in the national media
- Foster relationships with reporters and develop future story ideas in alignment with the expanded team focus
- Develop project-specific campaigns in line with broader workstream goals
- Assist in the conception and development of digital media campaigns for new workstreams
- Develop and maintain relationships with key partners working at the state and regional level including the business community, government, academia, non-profit/NGO, and industry
- Track and evaluate success of workstream goals

Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four to six years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred
- Communications and media relations experience including pitching reporters, developing feature story ideas, drafting op-eds, knowledge of clean energy news
- Knowledge of and experience working in clean energy and the energy transition at the national and sub-national level in the U.S.; experience working in electric grid or electric vehicle sectors preferred
- Demonstrated ability to identify and successfully place stories in national media outlets
- Demonstrated experience developing project strategy, media campaigns, and evaluating success of each
- Ability to translate complex energy concepts for the media and lay audiences
- Strong research skills, ability to write persuasively and find and cite primary sources
- Willingness to hustle and pitch in where necessary, ability to work with a team
- High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently when necessary
- Ability to meet quick deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with senior management, co-workers and partner organizations
- Excellent written English, verbal, organizational, analytical, interpersonal listening and communication skills, and attention to detail
- Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive

BENEFITS

Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
Benefits package, including:
Paid personal and sick leave
Standard health, dental and vision packages
Employer contributions to 401k retirement account
Parental Leave

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by November 30, 2017.

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

Climate Nexus is a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., an equal opportunity employer. Climate Nexus is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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