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Job Opening for Skilled Climate Change & Sustainability Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Position Summary
Global Footprint Network is seeking a Communications Coordinator whose compelling writing and media savvy will engage the public and media in the organization’s activities, and whose attention to detail and organizational skills will strengthen internal processes. The Communications Coordinator will move the organization to the next level of visibility and success by devising and implementing effective messaging surrounding Global Footprint Network’s various initiatives, using mediums such as print media, reports, marketing materials, Web site, social media, email blasts, newsletter and media campaigns. The Communications Coordinator will also build, manage and strengthen relationships with members of the media and potential media partners. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the World Outreach Coordinator and report directly to the Director of World Outreach and Media. The Communications Coordinator will collaborate with staff throughout the organization and external partners to gather information for newsletters, Web site highlights, news articles, commentaries and other media and marketing materials. Additionally, the Communications Coordinator will play an integral part of the organization’s report production process by proofreading drafts and ensuring that messages are aligned with the organization’s overall mission.

Performance Profile
Web site and e-communications

  • Communicate with stakeholders, i.e. responding to phone inquiries, Web/email inquiries, media requests, etc.
  • Draft, edit, and deliver online communications including email blasts, blog articles and newsletters
Media and Marketing
  • Assist with the implementation of marketing plans for top initiatives
  • Coordinate and manage marketing projects and campaigns, such as the production of the annual report and Earth Overshoot Day
  • Manage vendors including graphic designers, photographers, PR resources, etc. for projects under position’s purview
  • Coordinate media outreach and planning, write and edit media materials, and contribute to designing media strategies and tactics
  • Assist in research to identify possible PR and marketing platforms, i.e. awards, conferences, and events
Writing and Editorial
  • Write and edit communications, editorial copy and marketing/PR materials as assigned/approved by Director of Outreach and Media, including Web copy, brochures, case studies, position papers, speeches, articles, and media releases
  • Assist the communications team and technical staff with crafting and delivering external communications that ensure clarity, coherence and consistency of brand and message
Administrative
  • Seek, interview and oversee Communications interns
  • Maintain inventory of communications materials, including reports, marketing and PR materials, press packets
  • Maintain and help streamline electronic and hardcopy files for Communications needs, including boilerplate language, stock photos, news clips, templates, graphics, charts, reports, etc.
  • Draft, edit, and deliver online communications including email blasts, blog articles and newsletters

Qualifications
B.A. or B.S. required Highly organized, reliable, attentive to detail, a self-starter Excellent writing and editing skills, with proven ability to explain complex issues clearly and accurately for different audiences •Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects and meet deadlines •Ability to delve into new issues and quickly develop clear and appropriate messaging

  • Skilled at managing multiple projects with input from a range of stakeholders
  • Comfortable asking questions and working with data as well as text
  • Experience in the environmental sustainability field preferred

Travel
Minimal

Salary And Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Health insurance, 403(b) and other benefits are provided. Our collegial, open-plan office is located in an attractive neighborhood with good transit access. Our daily communal lunches are light-hearted and often delicious.

Application
To apply send cover letter and resume to jobs@footprintnetwork.org ; subject line MUST include the term “Communications Coordinator.” No phone calls please. Global Footprint Network is committed to diversity in the workplace. For more information about Global Footprint Network and the Ecological Footprint visit: www.footprintnetwork.org.

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