Climate Power - National Press Secretary, En Acción

Washington, DC /
En Acción /
Full Time
/ Remote
About Climate Power

Climate Power is an independent strategic communications and paid media operation focused on building the political will and public support for bold climate action. Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, Climate Power integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and paid media to influence the national conversation, embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate action, and expose climate deniers and their oil and gas lobby allies. 

Climate Power En Acción, formerly the Latino Engagement team, is tasked with creating awareness  of the importance of transitioning to a green economy in the Latino community as an essential step to combat climate change.

About This Role

Climate Power has an immediate opening for a National Press Secretary for Climate Power En Acción that helps us drive the narrative around the importance of climate and clean energy investments, sell the benefits of climate action for Latinos, and block efforts to dismantle climate progress. The National Press Secretary will work with the Climate Power En Acción team to execute a strong earned campaign along with editorial paid media products tailored to Latino audiences. 

Primary Responsibilities

    • Manage staff: Manage Climate Power En Acción comms staff. 
    • Execute and develop communications earned media strategy: Support the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director for Climate Power En Acción in the development of an earned media strategy for Latino English and Spanish media on a national, regional, state, and local level. Work along the Latino Media Associate to execute and deliver a communications strategy that sells the benefits of the climate law on a local and national level, underlines the health and economic impacts that Big Oil and its MAGA allies are having on Latino families in the country and how climate disinformation is targeting and hurting the community. Organize and support media events.
    • Develop materials: Prepare materials such as pitches, fact sheets, message guidance, and opinion pieces to drive Latino coverage in English and Spanish media, that highlights the impact and benefits of the climate law, the Biden administration’s climate action policies, empowers the positive politics of climate, and elevates the consequences of climate change on people’s lives. 
    • Act as spokesperson: Serve as one of the spokesperson for Climate Power En Acción and Climate Power as needed in Spanish and English, and develop other campaign voices for Climate Power En Acción.
    • Media Relations: Work with the Deputy Managing Director to maintain and grow press and media relations on a national, regional, state, and local level. 
    • Communications team collaboration: Participate in Communications calls and coordinate day to day communications tasks with Climate Power’s Communications team. 
    • Latino Digital: Oversee day to day needs with Climate Power’s Latino Digital Associate. Latino Paid: Support Deputy Managing Director and Latino Paid Media Manager in the development of any communications materials needed for paid media projects. 
    • Rapid response: Work with Senior Media Associate to identify and respond to developing news stories and manage press and surrogate outreach for Latino and Spanish-speaking media and track special events/debates. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • 5 years of work experience, including at least a year of political or environmental/climate communications experience. A track record of engagement with Latino national media outlets is preferred along with experience working with producers and bookers. 
    • 3 years of supervisory experience, may include managing projects or teams
    • Experience working directly with Latino national and state political and environmental press, in Spanish and English, including successfully pitching and placing stories. On the record experience is a plus.
    • Deep interest in the economic impact of climate change, clean energy jobs, environmental justice, and how these issues impact Latino communities across the country.
    • Experience working with Latino storytellers or climate advocacy groups is a plus.
    • Must be a fast and precise writer familiar with writing for press purposes in Spanish and English.
    • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as need and capacity dictate.
$85,400 - $101,712 a year
Compensation is based on experience.
Climate Power is a fiscally sponsored project of Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) and Fund for a Better Future (FBF).  We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, student loan repayment assistance, and generous paid time off. 

RLF and FBF are equal opportunity employers and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation.