Communications Officer, US-based

Posted 2022-06-15

Overview of Role

Job Title Communications Officer, US-based

Location US

Start Date

InfluenceMap's success depends on mutually beneficial relationships with our partners and stakeholders who rely on our content. As Communications Officer, your role will be to ensure we are maximizing the potential reach of our research, with a particular focus on North American-based media and NGO partners. You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with key news outlets, as well as communication leads in various partner organizations for InfluenceMap. You will also contribute to the evolution of our branding and messaging and will work with our developer, designer, and operations team to ensure InfluenceMap implements this messaging effectively. You will play a major role in expanding and managing InfluenceMap's global events programs with a focus on online seminars and webinars. We place great importance on written communication and you should be prepared to support the team in the creation of reports, proposals and other content to meet our exacting standards of both style and presentation. While your focus will primarily be on North America, you will also be required to assist with media outreach and stakeholder engagement in other parts of the world.

  • The position is based in the US. We have an office in New York. While location is flexible, East Coast is preferred.
  • Working from home and flexible hours are possible.
  • Salary depending on experience/qualifications.
  • This is a full-time position.
  • Start date as soon as possible.

Role Details

Role and Responsibilities

  • Developing and leading our media outreach strategy in North America.
  • Frequent and effective communication with a range of individuals in key media.
  • Evolving and implementing our branding, house style and messaging across all our communication routes (web, reports, proposals, presentation tools).
  • Contribute to InfluenceMap’s social media strategy.
  • Helping with final checks on InfluenceMap content to ensure it complies with our in-house style.
  • Generating and managing webinars, events and speaking opportunities for the InfluenceMap team both in the US and globally.
  • Liaise with our operations team to maintain and expand our media database.

You will report to the Communications Manager at InfluenceMap and work closely with program leads of our key workstreams. You will be empowered to be assertive and use your initiative in this role.

Required Attributes

  • 2-3 years’ experience in public relations and/or journalism is highly desired.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and handle time-sensitive work.
  • Excellent internet skills and experience in common software packages (MS Office, Dropbox, Salesforce, Mailchimp) is highly desirable
  • Fluent English with excellent writing skills (we aspire to the writing style of The Economist).
  • Right to work in the US.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of our work area (climate change/finance/business) is useful.

Application Information

  • InfluenceMap values diversity and provides equal opportunities to all candidates.
  • Please provide your CV (two-page maximum), cover letter (one-page maximum) and reference/s in one PDF file, emailed to: response@influencemap.org. Please include all the information you wish to be considered in this PDF file.
  • Please state clearly in the subject line of your email which position you are applying for
  • The closing date for applications is July 15th, 2022. Early applications are encouraged and will be processed as received.