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State & Local Media Coordinator (remote)

Citizens' Climate Education Washington, DC, USA

Compensation

$60,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

Full-Time

Why Work Here?

“CCE/CCL builds bipartisan support for effective climate solutions. Join our amazing team!”

State and Local Media Coordinator

POSITION PURPOSE: The successful candidate is passionate about the goal of bipartisan climate legislation and wants to equip regular people to advance that goal. They are responsible for engaging a geographically and politically diverse group of volunteers in state and local media efforts that build awareness and support for climate policy. They can effectively spread a message through print, broadcast, and emerging media.

CCE works to build nationwide support for a revenue neutral carbon dividend approach to address climate change and coordinates with a 501(c)(4) sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), when volunteers engage in advocacy for specific legislation.

SCHEDULE: Full-time. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary when working with volunteers across multiple time zones. Expect occasional travel post-Covid. This virtual position can be worked remotely.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Train and support CCL’s media-focused volunteers (“media managers”) in chapters throughout the U.S.

  • Communicate regularly with media managers about timely media opportunities, via group emails and support calls

  • Generate resources to support media managers’ work, such as press release templates, interview talking points, and op-ed templates

  • Provide training to media managers so they understand and can execute various media activities, such as pitching stories to local reporters, writing letters to the editor, and giving a successful interview

  • Provide one-on-one support to volunteer media managers who need additional training, brainstorming, or help to execute media activities

  • Maintain the list of media managers, keeping it up to date as new volunteers participate and other volunteers become less active

Coordinate with staff to ensure message continuity & expand media opportunities

  • Work with supervisor and other stakeholders (Marketing, Volunteer teams) to ensure that all state and local media materials and messages are up-to-date and in line with national positioning

  • Work with supervisor and other stakeholders (Government Affairs) to identify targeted media opportunities (i.e. generating media in a specific state or district to praise a certain member of Congress for a vote or a bill sponsorship)

  • Coordinate with CCL’s State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator to identify additional media support opportunities related to state policy

  • Coordinate with CCL’s Conservative Outreach Coordinate and volunteers on the Conservative Caucus to grow conservative media coverage of climate solutions

  • Explain CCL’s state and local media work to groups beyond the media managers themselves, i.e. the “Emerging Group Leaders” in the organization, or attendees of a conference breakout session

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This is not a supervisory role, but you may wish to bring on seasonal interns to support your work.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communications, journalism, media studies, etc.

  • Familiarity with conservative politics/ideology a plus

  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience in grassroots work, community organizing, or other volunteer-focused roles preferred

  • Requires excellent writing and editing skills

  • Experience with editorial writing, pitching reporters, interview skills preferred

  • Competent with Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail

  • Competent or willing to learn platforms such as Salesforce and ActOn

COMPENSATION: $60,000 per year annual salary. Benefits for a full-time position include health insurance (eligibility after a 60-day wait period), dental and vision insurance, and a 401K retirement plan. Two weeks accrued vacation for all first-year employees. An additional week of vacation is accrued after one year of employment with Citizens’ Climate.

Target deadline for applications: Feb 28, 2021

CCE & CCL are non-partisan, non-profit organizations with educational programs and lobbying activities [501(c)(3) and (c)(4) designations]. Citizens' Climate Education affords equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Citizens' Climate Education:

Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organizations that build political will to advance effective climate policies at the national and state levels. With more than 182,500 climate advocates organized into 478 active chapters, CCE/CCL has cultivated one of the strongest grassroots movements for non-partisan climate solutions in the United States. CCE/CCL trains and supports volunteers to lobby elected officials, publish media about climate solutions, and educate their local communities about climate change. CCE/CCL prides itself on its unique, relationship-based approach to climate advocacy in which we work to build upon shared values, rather than partisan divides. For more information about CCE/CCL, visit our website at www.citizensclimatelobby.org.

CCE/CCL is an equal opportunity employer is and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, differently-abled people, formerly incarcerated people, and people of any and all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.