Job Purpose and Background
Are you passionate about communications and the environment? Are you looking for a role that gives you the opportunity to apply these interests and skills in a fast-moving and growing initiative at the cutting edge of corporate climate action?
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Communications Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Communications.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a global, cross-partner team. You will provide administrative support and roll out and maintain processes and systems that support the efficient and productive running of the team.
This is a unique opportunity for a well organized and ambitious professional looking to take their next step and join a dynamic, fast-growing and global initiative.
About the Science Based Targets initiative
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses and financial institutions to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.
The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves organizations’ targets. www.sciencebasedtargets.org @sciencetargets
Lead and support the development, implementation and evaluation of a proactive multi-channel media strategy across target regions globally.
Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of media plans and campaigns for specific programs of activity for target markets, sometimes in collaboration with partner organizations.
Nurture, maintain and build relationships with target media and maximize media coverage of the SBTi through compelling news stories and thought leadership.
Support global communications colleagues in developing and delivering communication plans in key markets (e.g. Europe, North America, Latin America, SE Asia).
Craft key messaging that resonates with our target media and ensure messaging alignment across all relevant content and channels.
Oversee and develop creative media content in line with our content strategy and plan, including articles, blogs, social media, marketing collateral, etc, working closely with the content team.
Manage proactive and reactive engagements with the media, including responding to breaking news events, developing written responses and arranging and managing interviews.
Maximize the effectiveness of key digital media channels, working closely with digital communications colleagues.
Regular in-campaign reporting, monitoring and evaluation throughout and at the end of specific projects.
Build relationships and manage global coordination with external partners.
Work closely with the Head of Communications and the rest of the SBTi communications team to ensure a holistic approach to all planning and activity.
Champion the SBTi Brand.
Skills and experience
Demonstrably high attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and nurture relationships.
Ability to problem solve independently.
An understanding of and desire to work to promote corporate sustainability.
Excellent team skills and the flexibility to work across the business and with global offices.
Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines under pressure and manage multiple project and stakeholder demands simultaneously.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Experience working as part of a global team.
Experience working for not-for-profit organizations.
Proficiency in languages other than English