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Digital Outreach Lead & Web Producer

Climate Central is seeking a creative, detail-oriented junior/mid-level staffer to serve a trio of related roles: as web producer, as social media lead, and as point person for our email campaigns, a vital tool in our communication of climate science, impacts and solutions. The position requires prior experience in web production, social media engagement, managing multiple email lists, and email marketing. Top candidates will have a demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines, proactively solve problems and generate new ideas.  

Climate Central is a respected non-advocacy, non-profit organization that works to reach large and significant audiences using a wide variety of tools.  Current initiatives include Climate Matters, which each week provides local TV meteorologists with data and TV-ready graphics about climate/ weather linkages for their use on-air and via social media; the program recently expanded to include local journalists and news directors through the Climate Matters in the Newsroom. Climate Central’s work on sea level rise is advancing the local accuracy of global sea level rise threat assessments, researching the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on U.S. coasts, and pioneering a new generation of online tools.

Climate Central’s highly interdisciplinary work is conducted by a team whose backgrounds include natural and social sciences, data analysis, journalism, graphic design, web production and other fields.

Primary Responsibilities:

Web Producer

  • Post new content developed by program staff on our multiple existing sites  
  • Assist in upcoming processes to (re)design and (re)launch existing and future sites
  • Monitor comments and where appropriate direct to relevant staff for response

Email Producer

  • Work with our Climate Matters team to distribute camera-ready graphics to our 650+ participating broadcast meteorologists and 170+ journalists
  • Oversee additional email and social media campaigns from conception to delivery
  • Contribute to marketing strategy employed in email and social media campaigns to increase engagement with content and increase list-serve subscribers
  • Develop responsive emails in an email marketing program (often containing dynamic content) and HTML and CSS for email elements connected to the web
  • Improve upon current email templates and ensure consistent branding across multiple email lists and browsers
  • Conduct A/B testing to enhance email campaigns

Social Media Producer

  • Under guidance of program staff, select Climate Central-originated and other content as basis for multiple daily postings to our 103,000 Twitter followers and our nearly 150,000 Facebook followers, then design and post the content
  • Conceptualize and work with designer to occasionally develop novel graphics for posting

Cross-cutting

  • Regularly track, report, and review activity metrics across web, email and social media accounts to identify areas of improvement
  • Stay current with latest design and development trends
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Ability to successfully manage a range of activities across different programs
  • Strong HTML and CSS skills are essential
  • Knowledge of Expression Engine, Campaign Monitor, JavaScript and PHP a plus
  • Well-versed in mobile responsive email coding techniques
  • Experience in debugging cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility issues
  • Strong eye for opportunities to automate, and abilities needed for implementation
  • Familiarity tracking and digesting activity metrics
  • Knowledge of digital marketing strategies, focus on email/social media a plus
  • General proficiency in Photoshop; additional Adobe design programs a plus
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, deadline driven
  • Familiarity with climate issues is a distinct plus
  • A highly collegial attitude is essential, and a sense of humor is a plus

Location

This position is located at Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, N.J.  We are willing to consider telework arrangements after an initial period.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume; a writing sample of no more than 3 pages (may be an excerpt of a longer document) that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself; link(s) to any relevant online identity (e.g. LinkedIn), and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, “Digital Outreach Lead & Web Producer” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. The search will close when a successful candidate is recruited.

Communications Director

Climate Central is seeking an energetic individual with at least 10 years of communications experience to join our unique climate science research and communications team. Top candidates will have a demonstrated capacity to work strategically and effectively with TV, radio, print, social and other digital media, and to oversee sophisticated web operations. The Communications Director, who will report to the Vice President for Programs, will set and guide strategy for all communications and collateral. In doing so, the Communications Director will work both to enhance media coverage and other communications about climate change, and also to articulate Climate Central’s mission to key audiences, the media, and the general public.

Climate Central is a respected non-profit organization that works to reach large and significant audiences using a wide variety of tools to help make climate personal and relevant. Current initiatives include Climate Matters, which each week provides a network of more than 600 local TV meteorologists with data and broadcast-quality graphics about the linkages between local weather events and climate change; the program is expanding to include local journalists and news directors through Climate Matters in the Newsroom. Our work on sea level rise is advancing the local accuracy of global sea level rise threat assessments, researching the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on the U.S. coast, and pioneering a new generation of online tools, all designed to help bring climate change home. Our highly interdisciplinary staff have backgrounds in the sciences, data analysis, journalism, graphic design, web production, and other fields. Our non-partisan, non-advocacy approach is rare among climate groups and critical for our credibility and wide reach, particularly with the media.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic input into Climate Central’s overall external communications efforts
  • Develop and implement communications plans around release of key reports and products
  • Coordinate closely with our design, social media, and web production team to achieve timely completion of products
  • Coordinate closely with our development staff on donor-facing materials
  • Play a leadership role in managing an upcoming overhaul of Climate Central’s websites to improve their effectiveness and functionality for multiple audiences
  • Manage development, distribution, and updating of all print and electronic organizational collateral including brochures, annual reports, e-newsletters, websites, and other materials
  • Write and/or edit press releases and other materials
  • Respond to media inquiries
  • Design and execute strategies for expanding awareness and use of Climate Central materials by media outlets and other user groups
  • Mentor and manage a team member responsible for Climate Central’s website administration and coordination
  • Design and oversee implementation of streamlined strategies for tracking external use of Climate Central materials
  • Design and implement tests of the effectiveness of various communications vehicles
  • Assure consistent implementation of style guide and brand

Qualifications:

  • Ability to take scientific information and transform it into exciting and useful messages for key audiences, to identify effective distribution channels for reaching those audiences, and to successfully utilize those channels
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Exemplary writing and editing skills, including significant experience with data-heavy science topics for lay audiences
  • Demonstrated capacity to oversee complex websites working with internal and external web developers; prior experience in managing a nonprofit website build or overhaul-with-relaunch a distinct plus
  • Familiarity with climate change issues a distinct plus
  • Creative thinker, analyst and problem-solver with good judgement and common sense
  • Self-starter who enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • A highly collegial attitude and at least a modicum of a sense of humor is essential

Location: This position will be located at Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, N.J. We are also willing to consider options under which some work would be conducted remotely after an initial period of several months.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity: Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume ; a writing sample of no more than 3 pages (may be an excerpt of a longer document) that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, “Communications Director” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

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Executive Assistant

Climate Central seeks a thoughtful, experienced and effective Executive Assistant to provide valued administrative support for the CEO of Climate Central, and to Vice Presidents, as needed. The Executive Assistant will also play an important office-management role in support of the daily operations of the organization. This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Climate Central is a respected non-advocacy, non-profit organization that works to reach large and significant audiences using a wide variety of tools. Current initiatives include Climate Matters, which each week provides a network of more than 500 local TV meteorologists with data and broadcast-quality graphics about linkages between weather events and climate change; the program is expanding to include local journalists and news directors through the Climate Matters in the Newsroom. Climate Central’s work on sea level rise is advancing the local accuracy of global sea level rise threat assessments, researching the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on U.S. coast, and pioneering a new generation of online tools.

Climate Central’s highly interdisciplinary work is conducted by a team whose backgrounds include physical, natural and social sciences, data analysis, journalism, graphic design, web production and other fields.

Responsibilities: 

- Provide administrative support for the CEO and Vice Presidents as needed:

  • Manage and support calendar and contact database
  • Support meetings and calls, including logistics, written materials, food, supplies
  • Coordinate meetings of the Board of Directors and its Executive and Finance Committees
  • Communicate with Board members and their support staff
  • Plan travel and assemble expense reports
  • Seek, identify and fulfill other opportunities to support CEO & senior team effectiveness

- Support the running of the office:

  • Order office supplies, including helping with vendor selection for quality, support, pricing
  • Interface with landlord for office-related issues, e.g., keys, repairs, parking passes
  • Monitor and maintain pantry supplies; manage petty cash
  • Monitor phones and faxes; manage mail and shipping

- Support Human Resource functions:

  • Support recruiting efforts – placement of ads and monitoring of responses
  • Maintain annual PTO (Paid Time Off) schedules for all employees and monitor balances

Qualifications:

  • 10 years of prior experience as an Executive Assistant
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Ability to work with diverse teams
  • Strong computer skills – a fast learner comfortable with tech. Current applications include: Microsoft Office suite and Google G Suite (Mail, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, etc.), Salesforce, a range of online tools for banks, vendors, donors, and range of other apps and add-ons for organization, productivity, email, etc.
  • Good listener, insightful, takes initiative
  • A highly positive and collegial attitude is essential

Location: The location for this position is Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity: Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, link(s) to any relevant online identity (e.g. LinkedIn), and salary expectations, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, “Executive Assistant” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. The search will close when a candidate is successfully recruited to fill this position.