With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.
Candidates must be willing to relocate to or based in Houston, Texas.
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EDF is dedicated to protecting people's rights to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems. Guided by science, EDF evaluates environmental problems and forges innovative solutions that win lasting political, economic, and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient, and fair.
In Houston, EDF has a robust air quality campaign, working with several partners to address the region's persistent problem with dirty air. EDF's work encompasses deployment and implementation of projects to reduce air pollution, advocacy on state and federal rulemakings, and identification of opportunities to reduce air pollution in ways that resonate with impacted communities.
The Senior Specialist, Communications, is a vital member of the Climate and Health team, primarily supporting external opportunities related to EDF's air quality work in Houston. Core responsibilities include conducting media and events research, coordinating project timelines, and helping to execute on marketing communications plans. He/she will also draft and edit promotional and digital content for a variety of owned and earned channels. In this role, you will be part of a tight-knit team, reporting to the manager of EDF's Houston Air Quality Media Initiative while working closely with colleagues in the climate and health programs, EDF+Biz, and the Houston-based One Breath Partnership, which coalition of NGO and academic partners.
Support implementation of marketing communications plans and report out on results
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter, writing sample, and resume to the application.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.