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Communications Manager, Climate, Economics And Finance Program

Closing: Jun 5, 2024

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Published: May 24, 2024 (27 days ago)

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What will you need:

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental studies, or related field
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of experience in communications, public relations, or related roles, with a focus on climate policy, adaptation, economics, development, just transitions, and/or behavior change issues
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with a track record of producing persuasive and impactful content
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing successful communication strategies and/or advocacy campaigns at a large organization or network
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Technical knowledge of economics and/or international environmental issues is a plus
  • Experience working on visual communications (directly or by overseeing consultants) is a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise in orchestrating campaigns focused on influencing policymakers and other national-level stakeholders is a plus
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders across time zones and cultures
  • Experience working with or in emerging economies is a plus
  • Strong networks in the international climate community (governments, CSOs, donors) is a plus
  • Commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Languages: Fluent in English with additional languages a bonus


Responsibilities

What will you need:

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental studies, or related field
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of experience in communications, public relations, or related roles, with a focus on climate policy, adaptation, economics, development, just transitions, and/or behavior change issues
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with a track record of producing persuasive and impactful content
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing successful communication strategies and/or advocacy campaigns at a large organization or network
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Technical knowledge of economics and/or international environmental issues is a plus
  • Experience working on visual communications (directly or by overseeing consultants) is a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise in orchestrating campaigns focused on influencing policymakers and other national-level stakeholders is a plus
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders across time zones and cultures
  • Experience working with or in emerging economies is a plus
  • Strong networks in the international climate community (governments, CSOs, donors) is a plus
  • Commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Languages: Fluent in English with additional languages a bonus


Communications Strategy (30%):

  • Oversee programmatic communications for the team within the Climate, Economics and Finance Program focused on helping transition countries to climate-resilient, nature-positive and low-carbon development pathways
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify key actors and key levers of change in target countries
  • Support engagement efforts with key decision makers—through both public and private channels
  • Determine which tactics are most impactful (and within budget) to inform and influence specific audiences
  • Facilitate close collaboration with communications colleagues across WRI’s country offices, ensuring that the global program is amplifying their work and vice versa

Communications Outreach (60%): -

  • Develop key messages, talking points, and communication materials to support programmatic initiatives and advocacy efforts
  • Manage high-level events and speaking engagements
  • Lead on communication materials, including op-eds, blog posts, media advisories, email blasts and more
  • Support media engagement in coordination with the media team
  • Contribute to the management of the Climate, Economics and Finance Program's online presence, including website content, social media, and email marketing
  • Work closely with program, research and other communication teams to produce materials and products to advance goals of WRI’s Climate, Economics and Finance Program
  • Collaborate with WRI’s core communication team on media, social media, web, design, and more
  • Track and evaluate metrics of success, and adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results

Staff Management (10%): -

  • Oversee one or more communications staff
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills by delegating tasks efficiently, setting clear expectations, and empowering staff to take ownership of their responsibilities while maintaining accountability for results
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive work environment by actively listening to staff concerns, providing constructive feedback, and promoting open communication channels
  • Implement effective performance evaluation systems to recognize achievements, identify areas for improvement, and facilitate professional development opportunities for team members


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