Climate Power is hiring an

Editorial Director

Washington, United States
Type of Position: Full-time, exempt, temporary
Team: Communications
Reports To: Managing Director, Communications
Salary Range: $113,582 - $135,277, based upon experience
Tier: Director
Tier Description: Project management across teams; Manages staff and contractors; Manage a “vertical” of work & manage daily workflow; Positions lead work in an area of specialization and require expertise or near expertise in the relevant area. Requires significant experience. Middle Management.

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. 

Learn more about our organization and work here: Climate Power: Who We Are!

About This Role

Climate Power has an immediate opening for an Editorial Director on its Communications team. This person will drive the successful execution of day-to-day and long-term writing projects and ensure that written materials within the department and across the organization are streamlined. 

This pivotal role will play a crucial part in the strategic development of an editorial process to standardize outbound materials in the 2024 Presidential Cycle. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record of exceptional writing skills, project management skills, and a passion for advancing our mission to combat climate change.

This position reports to the Managing Director of Communications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Take charge of strategically conceptualizing, writing, and editing Communication teams products, ensuring they resonate with our diverse audience ensuring accuracy, consistency, grammar, style, and tone of voice, while adhering to brand guidelines.
  • Manages Communication team editorial review process, implementing efficient workflows to enhance efficiency, quality, and timeliness, ensuring resources are effectively managed to ensure best in class product, including coordination cross teams and product delivery. 
  • Build and manage the editorial calendar, balancing proactive planning with the agility to 1) capitalize on timely opportunities and emerging conversations and ensuring timely and relevant content production. And 2) coordinate with other teams across Climate Power. 
  • Work in deep partnership with Climate Power’s research team to ensure content accuracy.
  • Ensure that content is inclusive and accessible for diverse audiences, including adherence to best practices for cultural competency and accessibility.
  • Continually assess content performance metrics and use insights to optimize future content strategies and resource distributionProvide guidance to other staff members on writing conventions and style.

Essential Qualifications

  • 7 years of relevant prior work experience in communications and editing.  
  • 3 years of people and/or project management experience; demonstrated success in leading departments and diverse teams and managing complex projects.
  • Must be able to work independently, but also collaboratively with diverse groups of people, communities, and partners.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities.
  • Adept at long-form and short-form writing.
  • Excellent grasp of grammar and spelling.
  • Proven research and fact-checking skills.
  • Proactive and energetic disposition.
  • A keen eye for detail and quality writing.
  • Organized and meticulous about their work.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Workplace.

  • If you don’t meet all of the requirements and believe you’re a good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply, but be sure to uplift all experience that aligns with both our essential and desired qualifications.

Location & Hours of Operations

  • Climate Power is a remote-first organization based in DC. This position can be located anywhere in the U.S., but must be able to work Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm EST, plus weekends and evenings as the work dictates. 

Our Hiring Timeline and Process

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until the position is filled (posting will remain up until position filled).  

An ideal start date would be before or by May 14, 2024.

Our interview process generally involves 3 rounds of interviews, ranging in length from 30-60 minutes. All interviews will be conducted via Google Meets or Zoom. Successful candidates that move forward in the hiring process, may be invited to complete a skills assessment activity (for which they will receive compensation) and will undergo a vetting process, including reference and background check to ensure cultural and political alignment.

Climate Power is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer 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. 

Additionally, Climate Power is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Climate Power will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview and hiring process. 

If reasonable accommodation is needed in the interview process, please Requests for updates in the hiring/interview process or other solicitations, should not be sent to this email.

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