| May 27, 2024

Deputy National Press Secretary in Climate Advocacy

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Website Climate Power

About Climate Power

Climate Power is a strategic communications organization focused on winning the politics of climate. We’re educating Americans about our climate progress, highlighting how clean energy investments benefit local communities, and holding Big Oil accountable for polluting our air and water. We use data-backed messages to pave a path for bold action and shine a light on the price of ignoring the climate crisis would cost our health, economy, and future generations.

It’s our job to tell the story of how climate action and clean energy investment are rebuilding our economy, lowering energy costs, and protecting our planet for future generations. We call out disinformation from bad actors like the Big Oil lobby, and make the climate stakes real for voters.

Learn more about our organization and work here: Climate Power: Who We Are!

About this Role

The Deputy Press Secretary assists the Communications team with drafting press materials, including releases, advisories, talking points, briefing materials,  organizing press calls, distributing materials to reporters, and more.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft responses to inquiries from print, radio, and television journalists.
  • Draft news releases, background pieces, advisories, newsletters, fact sheets, and other news-related information.
  • Create talking points and help prepare Climate Power senior staff for interviews.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of messaging on priority issues.
  • Proactively pitch events and stories to appropriate media and outlets.
  • Monitor breaking news and identify opportunities to accomplish Climate Power’s message goals.
  • Assist in the development and execution of special projects and message events.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned as need and capacity dictate.

Essential Qualifications

  • 3 years of relevant prior work experience: Communications and writing.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups of people, communities, and partners.
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear, compelling manner, be it verbally, graphically, or in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality of work.
  • Willingness to stay current on best practices and trends relative to the work and projects in their purview.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Workplace.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in climate justice/environmental advocacy.
  • Experience in electoral and/or political work.
  • If you do not meet all of the requirements and believe you are a good fit, we encourage you to apply, but be sure to uplift all experience that aligns with our essential and desired qualifications.

Location & Hours of Operations

Climate Power is a remote-first organization based in Washington, DC. This position can be located anywhere in the United States, but must be able to work Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm EST, plus weekends and evenings as the work dictates.

Compensation

  • Climate Power offers a competitive compensation package including an experience-based salary (please ensure that all relevant experience is included on your resume)  and comprehensive benefits, including the following:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurances 100% paid for employee 50% for their dependents
  • Unlimited Paid Time off, including every other Friday and extended summer, fall, and winter breaks
  • 401(k) with 5% match
  • Education Assistance, including student loan repayment program
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly Tech Allowance
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Work From Home Stipend, for home office furniture
  • Employee Wellness & Treat Yourself Funds

Our Hiring Timeline and Process

  • We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until the position is filled (posting will remain up until the position is filled).
  • An ideal start date would be on or before May 2024.
    Our interview process generally involves 3 rounds of interviews, ranging in length from 30-60 minutes. All interviews will be conducted via Google Meets or Zoom. Successful candidates who move forward in the hiring process will be invited to complete a skills assessment activity (for which they will receive compensation) and will undergo a vetting process, including reference and background checks to ensure cultural and political alignment.
  • Climate Power is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
  • Additionally, Climate Power is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Climate Power will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview and hiring process.
  • If reasonable accommodation is needed in the interview process, please [email protected]. Requests for updates in the hiring/interview process or other solicitations should not be sent to this email.

$70,000 – $83,371 a year
Climate Power’s salary bands are experienced based. Experience on resume should be specific to the position for which you are applying and list, chronologically, month, year, and brief description of the work held.

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