NAJA Job Board

Emp Type:
The position may be located in any of the WRA offices in Boulder, Carson City, Denver, Salt Lake City, or Santa Fe; or remotely in Phoenix.
Main Duties:
WRA's Clean Energy Program is taking decisive action to achieve the large-scale carbon emission reductions that scientists say are needed to address the ongoing effects of climate change. Strong, accurate, nimble communication will be critical to our success. WRA must build support for this important work by articulating the case for investing in clean energy. This is challenging: the regulatory process is complicated, and information must be accurately and clearly explained for a variety of audiences, including customers, utilities, regulatory agencies, and state lawmakers ñ and of course, the mainstream media and the trade press. To help advance this work, WRA is seeking a skilled communications professional to assist the Clean Energy Program in communicating about WRA's work to advance renewable energy and electric vehicles throughout the West. This person will be a member of the Communications and Marketing Team and embedded within WRAís Clean Energy Program and will be responsible for crafting compelling messages, including (but not limited to) press releases, op-eds, and website materials, each designed to build the case for our work on clean energy. They will also be the point person for media outreach to the mainstream press and trade publications. Finally, they will closely monitor the news coverage by local, national, trade and mainstream outlets, keeping the team abreast of developments related to our objectives and being ready to respond quickly with key information and compelling quotes that will help direct coverage. - Collaborate to produce compelling print, online, and video collateral related to WRA's clean energy work. - Assist in writing and editing reports and related material for all audiences. - Write and edit news releases, news advisories, op-eds, and other materials for the media about WRA's clean energy work. - Serve as WRA's point person for reporters and editors from energy trade publications. In collaboration with WRA's Communications Team, build relationships with reporters and editors at mainstream newspapers, magazines, online publications, and other media outlets working on energy issues. - Occasionally assist WRA's president or other staff members with speeches or talking points about WRA's clean energy work.
Required Knowledge:
Required Experience:
- At least 5 years of experience writing for trade and mainstream media outlets, preferably about energy issues. - Highly skilled and experienced editor capable of breaking down complex subjects into simple terms that are understandable and compelling to the general public. - Speechwriting experience desired but not required. - Experience producing compelling communications products and collateral, including press releases and web content. - Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow?through. - Intellectual curiosity and an ability to quickly grasp complex subjects. - Willingness to travel 10% of time. - A genuine passion for WRA and its mission.
Special Requirement:
***Deadline to Apply: November 13, 2018*** ***Start Date: January 2, 2019***
Application Process:
Applications will be accepted only through WRA's online portal at You will need to upload the following in PDF format through the online portal: - Cover letter to the attention of Jennifer Talhelm, Communications and Marketing Director, explaining how your qualifications match the needs of the position and your interest in WRA; - Current Resume; - Any salary requirements; - Three short writing samples demonstrating the skills and experience required for the position (such as a press release or a published op-ed); and - Three references, including at least one former supervisor. (WRA will not contact references without first checking with the applicant.) Please be sure to mention in your cover letter where you saw the job advertised.