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Communications Coordinator

  • Greenpeace USA
  • $77,730.00 - 148,690.00 / Year *
  • 715 Gallatin St NW
  • Washington, DC 20011
  • Full-Time
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ABOUT GREENPEACEGreenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.

ABOUT GREENPEACE

ABOUT THE JOBGreenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Communications Coordinator to enhance the public profile of Greenpeace and its campaigns in cooperation with National Regional Offices and global campaign projects in the Americas region.By working closely with an international network of communications hubs, the Editor helps maintain a 24/7 news desk to respond to inquiries and distribute content across all of Greenpeace Internationals channels.

ABOUT THE JOB

The Coordinator amplifies the reach and impact of Greenpeace content by selectively distributing national stories to international audiences, responding to breaking news of regional significance, actively monitoring and engaging traditional and social media, and managing a global news calendar with the Managing Editor.

The role also supports ship visits, internal communications and large-scale rapid response in the region.

The Communications Coordinator role is a non-exempt, full-time role based in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, or New York, NY and will report to the Managing Editor based in New York.

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The Communications Coordinator will:
  • Work closely with Managing Editor, National Regional Offices and global campaign projects on a daily basis to leverage a mix of traditional and social media platforms to distribute relevant content regionally, both proactive and reactive. Suggest content, provide insight on which story angles will be most effective for the region and advise campaign projects on forthcoming opportunities. Curate and aggregate content and commission translations where appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of new and developing communication technologies in order to ensure that Greenpeace is poised to capitalize on new platforms as they emerge. Maintain a strong understanding and up-to-date knowledge of the media landscape in the region.
  • Uphold relationships with key media influencers, including news media and bloggers, as well as internal stakeholders in National Regional Offices and Greenpeace International. Attend meetings and conferences where networking opportunities exist and maximize these for the benefit of the organization.
  • Set up real-time monitoring across relevant communications streams (traditional and social media) in the region to identify opportunities for reactive media relations and campaigning, as well as Greenpeaces impact on relevant public conversations.
  • Respond to external events or incidents that offer opportunities for the organisation and/or reputational threats to the organization, as directed by the Managing Editor. Provide assistance to National Regional Offices with ship visits as requested.
  • Contributes to the development of policies and positions that support high quality communications output as set in the Global Communications Principles document; facilitate work groups and convene project teams as needed for NRO input in the region.
  • Prepare and/or edit features, blogs, press materials, and social media content.
  • Minimum requirements include:
  • Significant (5 years+) professional experience in PR, a press office, agency or other media-driven environment
  • A track record of achieving success in traditional and social media-driven campaigns or initiatives
  • In-depth knowledge of international news media operations and distribution
  • Deep familiarity with Internet culture along with active participation in at least three different social media platforms
  • Demonstrated skills in generating online sign-ups and digital marketing
  • Understanding of media monitoring and social media analytics tools and monitoring platforms
  • Additional include, but are not limited to:
  • An understanding of the different cultures, languages and customs of people in the region
  • Ability to multitask and engage online communities across multiple networks at the same time
  • Experience summarizing data in narrative form (data visualizing experience a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex subjects for teaching, training or documentation purposes
  • Experience in working across borders with multi-cultural teams
  • Strong influencing skills the ability to lead diverse teams to achieve agreed goals and to drive change without direct authority
  • Strong analytical skills and a good understanding of organizational development and business planning
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in working effectively to tight deadlines with multiple projects
  • Exceptional written and spoken English, with a second language preferred
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Flexibility around working hours
  • 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.

    Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact us.

    BENEFITSGreenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture.For more information, check out our benefits plan.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.