Become a Communications Manager at World Resources Institute (remote in multiple locations): Apply!!

World Resources Institute is looking for a dynamic and experienced Communications Manager to join the Climate-Economics-Finance Program

Application Deadline: 03 April 2024

This position will be hybrid requiring 8 days per month in office. You can be based in our office in Washington DC, Mexico CityLondon, The Hague, or Nairobi. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission as WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.       

About the Program:       

There isn’t a silver bullet or a single pressure point to tackle the climate crisis. It will require an army of actors, a variety of pathways and a range of interventions in the right places. Tailoring approaches to these unique situations is the sweet spot for the Climate-Economics-Finance Program at World Resources Institute. We help businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels advance the deep structural shifts necessary to address climate change.   

Job Highlight:       

You will be responsible for employing excellent project management skills to improve coordination and maximize efficiencies across the communications team and crafting compelling narratives and messaging around advancing climate action in ways that benefit both people and planet.   

Reporting to the program’s Communication Director, your strategic vision and detailed-oriented approach will ensure our team is impactful and works as a cohesive unit. You will be responsible for developing and carrying out communications strategies for various projects and work closely with colleagues to support major communications campaigns for the year, such as encouraging countries to develop ambitious national climate plans ahead of COP30 and achieving a robust new global climate finance goal at COP29.       

What will you do:      

Communications Project Management (40%):       

  • Develop and manage project management systems to ensure effective execution of the C-E-F Communications strategies, achieve timelines and maximize collaboration among communications team members. 
  • Ensure team members are well-coordinated, integrated and supporting each other. Create clear governance around workflows and production processes
  • Organize and facilitate team meetings, taking notes and following up on action items
  • Engage with the Digital Marketing lead to leverage analytics and associated data to inform our approach
  • Identify and facilitate communications-related upskilling opportunities for the Climate-Economics-Finance Program, including engaging with the Core Comms team to organize media trainings, social media trainings, SEO best practices and similar
  • Engage regularly with the Development team and incorporate communications-related outcomes in funder reports

Editorial Support (30%):       

  • Craft compelling narratives and talking points to articulate what global challenges the Climate-Economics-Finance Program is addressing and what we are doing to overcome those challenges
  • Write high-quality articles and other materials that effectively communicate complex climate-related topics to diverse audiences
  • Ghostwrite op-eds and thought leadership pieces for senior experts within the Climate-Economics-Finance Program
  • Edit and proofread content produced by team members to ensure consistency and clarity
  • Draft press releases and media advisories and respond to media inquiries
  • Manage the web presence for the Climate-Economics-Finance Program on in close collaboration with communications team members. This will involve ensuring this information is up-to-date, highlights our latest perspectives and research, is organized in a way that is easy for our audiences to navigate and is informed by SEO best practices
  • Ensure relevant content on WRI’s intranet stays up-to-date and provides useful information to program staff

Communications Strategy (30%):      

  • Support the Communications Director in developing a communications strategy, annual goals and tactics to advance the objectives of the Climate-Economics-Finance Program
  • Develop and carry out  communications strategies for a range of projects within the Climate-Economics-Finance Program. The suite of projects you will support will evolve over time to meet the needs of the program
  • Determine which tactics are most impactful (and within budget) to inform and influence specific audiences
  • Organize webinars and in-person events
  • Lead on producing communication materials for the projects you are overseeing, including op-eds, blog posts, media advisories, email blasts and more
  • Support media engagement in coordination with the media team
  • Work with program, research and other communication teams to produce materials and products to advance goals of WRI’s Climate-Economic-Finance Program
  • Collaborate with WRI’s core communication team on media, social media, infographics, video production, website enhancements and more

What will you need:      

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental studies, or related field
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in communications, public relations, or related roles, with a focus on climate, sustainability, or environmental issues
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with experience producing persuasive and impactful content
  • Experience developing and implementing successful communication strategies and/or advocacy campaigns
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience developing meeting agendas, tracking and developing materials, chairing meetings and organizing events
  • Knowledge of climate policy and/or other international environmental issues
  • Languages: Proficient in written and spoken English
  • RequirementsExisting work authorization is required where this position is based. 

Potential Salary: US salary range is between 96,000 and 110,000 USD. UK: 53  67k GBP.NL: 67K – 84K EUR. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.       

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with a required cover letter by the date of 03 April 2024. We are unable to consider your application without a cover letter.       

You mustapply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.       

What we offer:       

  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities. 
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI
  • Commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure

About Us:      

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.       

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.       

Our mission and values:       

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.       

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence and Respect.       

Our culture:       

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment; we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.       

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.      


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