Are you a progressive communicator who takes special delight in speaking truth to power? Do you care about public health, climate change and corporate accountability? Are you sick and tired of the oil and gas industry greenwashing as the climate crisis worsens??
Then this position may be what you’re looking for.
Join Earthworks’ growing team of committed advocates and help coordinate a national partnership to hold the oil and gas industry publicly accountable. This job helps shape the national dialogue regarding oil and gas methane pollution’s impact on climate change and public health, and coordinates the national campaign calling for stringent methane emissions standards.
Oil and gas companies try to garner public goodwill with claims of support for regulatory safeguards to cut methane, while in many cases actually slow-walking and in some cases undermining efforts to enact those same safeguards. Calling out that hypocrisy is important to achieve public health and climate protections. To do so this position will:
To achieve these goals the Corporate Accountability Communications Campaigner will:
Prioritize rapid response
When issues arise that generate stories and/or public conversation about methane this person will shape those stories/conversation by creating plans to:
To be in position to rapidly respond, this person will:
Proactively engage with industry
This person will watchdog industry actors to ensure hypocrisy and worst behavior is seen by the widest possible audience. To do so this person will create plans and calendars to:
Reinsert compelling arguments into the public conversation
Although methane advocacy communications efforts have accomplished much nationally and within individual states, they haven’t made full use of the resources at hand – whether those resources are materials/products (e.g. videos, reports) or favorable political circumstances (e.g. our campaign successes or industry failures). This person will maximize the impact of these available resources by:
The Corporate Accountability Communications Campaigner will report to the Energy Communications Manager.
In coordination with Earthworks Communications Director, Earthworks Policy Director, and key partners and allies, the Corporate Accountability Communications Campaigner will create an annual plan with clearly articulated priorities and success metrics.
This is a full-time temporary position (guaranteed for one year), working remotely, with a salary range of $53,000 – $63,000 depending on experience. We provide a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, a focus on work-life balance, and generous holidays and vacation time.
Earthworks is a dynamic advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with a mostly remote workforce of 28 people across 12 states and DC. Earthworks protects communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of fracking and mining. We reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions, and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. We ensure that communities’ voices and concerns are heard in the corridors of power, from the nation’s capital to statehouses and legislatures.
Woman-led, multigenerational, and with a relatively flat hierarchy, we encourage initiative and leadership at all levels. Earthworks welcomes applications from diverse candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer. Earthworks evaluates employees and applicants for employment on merit, competence, and qualifications and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, alienage or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, arrest record, prior military service or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks’ Board and staff understand that promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within and beyond Earthworks is critical to carrying out our mission to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. We understand that our commitment to DEI means a dedication to constant learning and improvement.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples, such as a social media post, a short piece (such as a blog), news story, or other short writing sample to email@example.com. Please include links to stories you have placed, blogs, social media handles, or any other online presence that highlights your experience.
Deadline: 10 July 2020.