350.org seeks qualified, motivated and passionate individuals to join our team. We're currently hiring for the following positions:
Global Communications Coordinator, 350.org
350.org is the largest network of grassroots climate activists in the world and a leading organization in the environmental community. Our name comes from 350 parts per million, the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (we’ve already passed that threshold, with CO2 at nearly 395 ppm).
Our online organizing, grassroots campaign, and mass mobilizations unite people in over 180 countries to take on the climate crisis and work for solutions together. Over the past four years, we’ve organized over 16,000 climate demonstrations on every continent and led major fights against the fossil fuel industry, like blocking the Keystone XL pipeline.
350.org was founded in 2008 by six college friends from the state of Vermont in the United States and a leading US writer and environmentalist, Bill McKibben. Since then, the campaign has grown to include over 50 staff around the world, about half outside the United States. We continue to maintain a special focus on the United States (one of the leading obstacles to real climate action), but are looking to expand our international work.
This June, 350.org is organizing Global Power Shift, an international conference in Istanbul, Turkey that will bring together nearly 500 top, young climate activists from around the world. The goals of the week-long conference are to help strengthen the international climate movement, train a new generation of climate leaders in important organizing skills, and lay the groundwork for a massive global campaign to take on the fossil fuel industry and push for climate action.
We’re looking to hire a talented and dedicated Global Communications Coordinator to help lead our communications effort around Global Power Shift and our other upcoming global campaigns. Our team at 350.org are highly effective, multi-talented, multi-lingual fun-loving, team-players. We work long hours and hold ourselves to very high standards. We’re flexible, we can handle multiple projects well, and we are extremely dedicated to building a movement that can finally tackle the climate crisis.
Responsibilities could include:
- Working with Communications Director to develop international and Global Power Shift communications plan
- Developing press materials for Global Power Shift and other international campaigns, including press releases, media packets, blogs, organizer profiles, and more.
- Training international 350.org staff and volunteers in press relations and communications strategy
- Builds relationships with and pitches 350.org stories and campaigns to members of the media outside of the Uinted States. Writes and releases statement to the press. Coordinates responses to the media on all appropriate topics, and develops and updates media lists.
- Leads press outreach for Global Power Shift and directs press engagement at the conference. Works with social media and documentary teams to video, photograph, and share the story of the conference.
- Cultivates relations with editorial boards and pundits and seeks their support for 350.org campaigns and positions. Writes and places opinion pieces for 350.org staff and volunteers.
- Handles rapid response communication, developing messages, talking points, and other media materials. Creates strategic media responses to published comments regarding 350.org campaigns and to the positions of politicians, institutions or other groups.
- Works closely with volunteer leaders and regional staff to coordinate media events and actions.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Very strong written and verbal English
- Ability to write press-materials, emails, blogs, etc. quickly and efficiently
- At least 3-5 years experience in international communications and advocacy campaigns
- A detailed understanding of the global media landscape, including key publications and outlets for environmental and climate change related news
- A familiarity with climate and environmental issues
- Willingness to be available non-traditional hours as needed to ensure results.
- Willingness to travel (Candidate must be available to attend Global Power Shift in Turkey this June 24-30).
Highly welcome skills and qualifications include:
- Experience working with an international environmental campaign
- Multi-lingual -- the more the better!
- Translation experience
- Component at basic design for materials, pamphlets
- Online organizing experience, familiarity with web tools
- Established international media connections
- Adaptable self-starter with a proactive approach to work;
- Flexible, hands-on and an ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines with minimum supervision using initiative, judgment, diplomacy and discretion;
- Extremely organized and able to prioritize workload with impeccable attention to detail;
- Extremely detail-oriented, self-starter mindset;
- Excellent communication & interpersonal skills;
- Able to develop and maintain good working relationships at all levels;
- Must be professional, ethical, reliable, organized and multi-task oriented;
- You should naturally possess a nurturing, compassionate and very personable disposition;
- Know when to have a laid back approach/personality and when to assert yourself
COMPENSATION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and link to a video portfolio, demo reel, or other samples of work to (Mr.) Jamie Henn at email@example.com with “International Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Position open until filled.
POSITION TYPE: Full-time employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling Until Hired
START DATE: ASAP or by June 1 at the latest
COMPENSATION RANGE: Base salary, based on experience
BENEFITS: Competitive benefits package, including 401K, health and dental care
REPORTS TO: Communications Director
LOCATION: This position can be located remotely. Ideal locations include: London, Istanbul, Berlin, Paris, São Paulo, Sydney, New York City, Washington DC, Oakland CA.