This positionreports to the manager, communications, based in Pew's Washington, DC, offices, and is eligible for up to 60% telework.
Are you passionate about using media relations, creative storytelling, and digital communications to advance science-based policy solutions that support nature and communities? If so, this is the right opportunity for you.
In this role, you will:
Work with teams across the United States to implement communications tactics that advance evidence-based environmental policy projects to strengthen communities and support their natural resources.
Juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines, and undertake media relations campaigns to amplify Pew's work and messages.
Draw on strong interpersonal and organizational skills and writing and editing abilities to assist on crosscutting content, projects, and events.
Supports implementation of communication strategies for Pew's U.S. conservation portfolio.
Develops and cultivates relationships with journalists, editors, and producers for conservation projects.
Pitches interviews and helps prepare spokespeople for them.
Actively monitors, tracks, and circulates relevant media coverage. Uses tools (such as Cision) to develop media lists.
Writes and edits communications materials for public dissemination in collaboration with internal teams.
Collaborates with other communications teams on the development of digital material and social media content.
Coordinates photo selection.
Coordinates communications activities with external partners.
Contributes to and participates in division and communications department tasks as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects, as needed.
Prepares media clip reports from key announcements, milestones and report releases, and regularly shares earned and social media results with key team members.
Drafts submissions to internal reports on communications activities and impact.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required and a minimum of a year of experience in a communications role at a nonprofit, public policy organization, or agency.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to research, outline, write, edit, and proofread communications products.
Driven to develop understanding of the traditional and digital media landscape and how to successfully engage with journalists.
Experience creating and maintaining media lists.
Experience working well in a team and independently and meet deadlines.
Project management skills and attention to detail, judgment, and problem-solving skills.
Occasional travel to attend meetings and conferences.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.