Job Title: Senior Press Secretary, Beyond Coal
Reports to: Regional Communications Manager
Context: Provides strategic media planning, oversight and implementation of Sierra Club 's efforts to move beyond gas, including extraction, pipelines, and power plantsportfolio of clean energy for all initiatives, including but not limited to Beyond Coal and, Beyond Dirty Fuels, Ready for 100 and Clean TransportationBeyond Coal related local and regional campaign objectives. Serves as a communications strategist for national and federal efforts state, regional and local campaigns and coordinates communications with the appropriate regional staff andacross regional coalitions where appropriate. Writes long-term and rapid-response media outreach plans that strategically advance campaign Beyond Coal outcomes in the region of responsibility. Oversees editorial production process for media communications, ensuring timely and accurate materials with a consistent tone and message. Develops relationships with local, state and, where appropriate, national reporters and producers, pitching stories, to thoughtfully advance the Sierra ClubBeyond Coal Campaign’s narrative.
Scope: The Senior Press Secretary acts as a liaison between communications department teams and state multiple Beyond Coal campaign teams to plan and carry out media strategies. Aligns strategies between local Sierra Club energy campaigns. Also serves as a liaison between the Sierra Club and key media contacts and will develop relationships that advance the Sierra Club’s media coverage -- identifying, training and forwarding compelling spokespeople to tell the campaigns’ stories. Serves as Sierra Club representative to key local, state, and regionalnational stakeholder groups for matters of communications strategy. Develops and drives overall media strategy, writes media messages, op-eds, press releases, talking points and other materials, and coordinates media events as necessary. Works with other environmental groups in the region to guide the strategic objectives and communications tactics for state and target specific campaign projects.
Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work required. Occasional overnight travel required, up to 10% of time as needed.
Knowledge and Skills:
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
This is a category 4 exempt position.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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