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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.

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.