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Senior Communications Specialist Job

Employer Name: Greenpeace US SpiderID: 9193812
Location: New York City, New York Date Posted: 12/11/2019
Wage: Category: Environmental
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Greenpeace U.S. (GPUS) is hiring a Senior Communications Specialist to join our Media & Communications team. This individual will develop, coordinate, and implement external communications to connect Greenpeace's campaign messages and overall mission with key targeted audiences.

This position requires the ability to work independently while maintaining strong team relationships and a willingness to travel for a significant portion of their time. The ideal person would have a strong passion for storytelling and communication, the ability to adapt to crisis and circumstance, and able to collaborate and co-create with a range of people.

This role is an exempt, full time role based in Washington, DC or New York, NY and will report to the Media Director.



Lead the development of regional, national, and international communication and media strategies, including the development of key messages for global Greenpeace campaign projects
Lead communications strategy for a crisis response situation, including initiating the response
Lead communication design across multiple platforms, including visuals, traditional media, digital technologies, and creative confrontation

Respond quickly, succinctly, and creatively to breaking news
Develop and maintain relationships with reporters, television producers, and other news decision-makers in the United States
Produce written materials including press releases, press advisories, op-eds, letter to the editors, fact sheets, tweets, macros,Q&As, etc
Identify, brief and train Greenpeace employees to act as spokespeople. Facilitate incoming media requests including background materials, appropriate spokespeople, etc
Act as a credible public spokesperson for Greenpeace, e.g., giving media interviews or speaking on panels

Manage the creative production process with internal staff or creative agencies for relevant media, visual, and online materials
Coordinate media events such as press conferences. Perform other duties as assigned by the Media Director and or Global Project Lead.
Manage the health of various online social communities through message guidance and output management. Work with the social media team to plan and implement weekly social media output, as well as community management

Job Requirements:
Minimum requirements include:

University degree or comparable communications experience
At least 4-5 years experience working in a media outlet, PR firm, or working in the communications department of an NGO with demonstrated ability to secure earned media
Additional qualifications for this role include, but are not limited to:

Sound news judgment and solid U.S. contacts in both news and feature media
Experience pitching reporters, editors, and producers on a variety of types of stories
Spanish language skills strongly preferred.
Basic understanding of the main social media platforms is a must. An interest in podcasting and other emerging broadcast mediums would be a bonus
Experience with racial and social justice issues is preferred
Fluency in written and spoken English, and another language desirable (especially Spanish)
Ability to handle numerous tasks at one time and to work in stressful situations
Ability to write quickly, creatively, and efficiently on deadline
Ability to work effectively within a team of strong-willed and independent thinkers
Ability to travel nationally and internationally with little notice
If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 5
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time: 3 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Casual Dress, Transportation Subsidies

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Ishmael Herod Company Type: Recruiter
Company: Greenpeace US
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia

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