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Communications Manager, Energy & Climate Campaign

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Wilderness Society
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Reporting directly to the Director of Energy Communications, the Communications Manager is responsible for both national and regional communications strategies aimed at influencing the national policy debate on key issues related to climate, energy and public lands.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • In close collaboration with TWS policy, science, field and communications staff, the communications manager leads and participates in the development of advocacy based communications strategies focused primarily on reducing carbon emissions and the energy footprint from development on public lands.
  • Lead the development of a digital strategy for elevating the connection between public lands, energy development and climate change. This requires a team approach and coordination with the TWS digital staff.  
  • Work with local and regional partners and coalitions to advance shared energy and climate goals through messaging guidance, editorial board outreach and events.
  • Coordinate with regional leads, outreach coordinators and organizers to train and effectively deliver conservation messages from diverse constituencies.
  • Assists TWS staff with media outreach, including handling breaking news, developing story concepts, building and maintaining press lists, and coordinating briefings with reporters. This includes initiating and maintaining excellent working relationships with key members of the media.
  • Continually crafts a variety of messaging and outreach materials including op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, brochures and briefing packages for print and broadcast media.
  • Coordinates with TWS staff and outside consultants/vendors in support of assigned programs.
  • Manages budgets for applicable program communications efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Competencies, and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or marketing.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ of experience developing communications strategies, especially in Capitol Hill (or in government), public relations, or advocacy settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with both traditional and new media with a deep knowledge of digital strategies and tactics to advance campaigns.
  • Experience using media databases, conducting media audits, interacting with reporters and editorial boards, and mobilizing audiences is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Familiarity with environmental issues; experience in climate and/or energy issues is a plus.
  • Organizational branding, reputation and crisis management experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as independently when needed.
Desired Characteristics
  • Campaign oriented, nimble, innovative and adaptive.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work effectively within teams and coalitions is essential.

The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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