Jun 17, 2019
This role will also entail some travel, largely within the state of California. This role can be based in San Francisco, CA or Los Angeles, CA. If the candidate is based in Los Angeles they will have to work remote until November 2019. Strategy & Coordination: 30% Partners with key attorneys and policy staff to craft and implement communications strategy and messaging for Earthjustice’s California work Manages the Right to Zero campaign, including associated contractors, events, social media presence, legislative advocacy, and media outreach. Also manages a freelance media contractor for general press assistance. Coordinates with national and regional communications strategists on shared marquee environmental issues at Earthjustice, adopting consistent organizational framing within the lens of our California work. Works with partners and clients in developing coalition strategy and advocacy tactics. Identifies potential partnerships with other local organizations to amplify key issues. Develops strategy documents, timelines, budgets, and metrics to determine campaign effectiveness, ensure accountability, and inform future strategy. Media Relations: 45% Drafts press content and pitches Earthjustice’s California work to print, television, radio and online media outlets. Oversees drafting and coordination of rapid response messaging to breaking news and developments. Builds relationships between journalists and key Earthjustice CA spokespeople; research reporters’ beats and interests; builds and maintains press lists. Works with media trainers to hone interview skills of Earthjustice staff; preps spokespeople for priority media interviews; coordinates press events and other earned media opportunities. Content Creation & Branding: 25% Develops innovative ways to tell the stories of our California work; drafts compelling content for the Earthjustice blog, social media, website and print materials. Partners with national and regional communications strategists and colleagues in Brand Communications on major storytelling initiatives for shared marquee issues; partners with marketing staff in Development and Communications to identify and develop stories for regional fundraising and marketing purposes. Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in journalism, political science, literature, rhetoric, communications, or environmental fields required. Master’s degree desirable but not necessary. Strong background in social justice movements, politics, or community organizing a plus. 5+ years in communications or journalism, with an emphasis in environmental/nonprofit/advocacy projects. Experience working in a nonprofit organization a plus Media savvy, with great depth of experience in successfully placing stories, opinion pieces, and narratives, with a history of influencing conversations unfolding in the media. Must be social media savvy as well. An independent self-starter who can own our California communications work and coordinate multiple projects with a large legal team. Must be adept at rapid response communications work and juggling competing deadlines. Excellent communications strategic sense and an ability to set goals and priorities, managing limited resources for maximum impact. Experience working on environmental or social justice issues such as toxic air pollution, transportation issues, wildlife protections, fossil fuels, pesticides, or environmental justice. Experience working with diverse coalitions, integrating online communications with offline organizing. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to mobilize supporters through powerful, creative narratives and storytelling Ability to lead staff and vendors in a team environment and exhibit strong team building/participation skills. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Spanish-language proficiency a plus. *Supervisory Responsibilities: managing regional press and campaign contractors. We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Application Procedure: Using the Jobvite application tool, please submit: Resume. One or two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrates competence to work in this position with diverse clients and colleagues. Writing sample, preferably press materials, a report, or an opinion piece that primarily reflects your work. Please reach out to email@example.com if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
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