Press Secretary, Climate And Energy

Press Secretary, Climate And Energy

Type of offer:
The press secretary will also write and place op-eds, blogs, and letters to the editor on behalf of Earthjustice leaders and clients/partners, and contribute to the Earthjustice blog, website, and social media accounts. This role will interface directly with Earthjustice attorneys, clients, partners and coalitions and contribute to joint media efforts.

This position is located in Washington, DC. Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through October 4, 2021.


National, Regional and Online Media Outreach (60%):

  • Works with National Communications Strategist and communications team, litigators and program staff, and clients and coalition partners to build, shape, and pitch media strategies on climate and energy issues.
  • Provides press support to Regional Communications Strategists on priority regional fights to generate national attention.
  • Writes and distributes press releases and background materials on cases of interest to national, regional, and online media.
  • Develops and maintains media lists and contacts and monitors media coverage.
  • Manages vendors for communications content (digital ads, photos, etc.)

Message Development and Media Training (30%):

  • Works with program staff to assess media narratives and develop appropriate messages.
  • Develops talking points for program staff and prepares staff for media interviews.
  • Develops and presents media trainings for partners, clients and staff around the country, as needed.
  • Works with national and grassroots coalitions to support advocacy efforts and develop messaging and media strategy.

Administrative and Professional Development (10%):

  • Attend and contribute to team meetings, support project management, and collaborate across the department on knowledge sharing and content planning.
  • ​Attend events, webinars, and trainings as professional development
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