Climate Week NYC Communications Assistant

This is an opportunity to join a leading international climate NGO in our London HQ, working on ground-breaking programs with business and governments. 

We are undergoing an exciting period of evolution and are investing to match the growing leadership of our organization in accelerating global climate action. Communications has a critical role in our future strategy. We are looking for someone with ambition and passion to support our tenth Climate Week NYC, based in our London HQ.


About the role

We are looking for a talented and ambitious communications professional to join a growing communications team. This wide-ranging role will sit within the Corporate Communications section of the team, which covers media, content, design, digital and social communications for The Climate Group. 

Here you will play a critical role in supporting the communications for our flagship international event, Climate Week NYC, the tenth time we will be holding the major event. Climate Week NYC brings together global leaders to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action. You will assist our integrated team on social media and media outreach, as well as helping to support key deliverables for the event itself. You will also support our work with high profile partners, to help build our relationships and overall profile for the event.

More widely for The Climate Group, you will support the team across the breadth of communications disciplines to help uplift the profile our key programme areas on renewables, electric vehicles and the Under2 Coalition of global states and regions. 

With a passion for storytelling, you will help to significantly progress our approach on content and outreach on social media to uplift our engagement with international communities to lift our international profile, brand and influence.

The opportunity would suit someone with a marketing / communications background looking to kick start their career in a fast-paced, integrated communications team. 


Key areas of focus will include:

Marketing

Media and Communications

  • Support teams to deliver high quality content (e.g. briefings, case studies, reports, video, blogs, news, tweets etc) for The Climate Group 
  • Support our media outreach, helping to instigate and maintain positive contact with influential journalists
  • Drafting and selling in news stories to help lift our profile and influence

Team support

  • Play a key support role to the team planning agendas, writing-up actions and driving those forward
  • Driving forward critical projects for the team wherever required.
  • Working flexible hours when required to support events and announcements across international time zones


About you


As an adaptable self-starter, you will have the ability to execute agreed actions to a high level.You will be proactive in all you do and seek feedback from colleagues to ensure continuous improvement in everything you work on. You will be eager to learn and will thrive in a fast-paced and evolving landscape.

Essential:

  • A passion for communications, with a degree / professional qualification in marketing / communications, or equivalent experience
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work well under pressure and unsupervised
  • Strong command of the English language with a flair for copywriting
  • Confidence when dealing with all manner of telephone and email enquiries
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task under deadline
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Highly desirable

  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign/Photoshop would be an asset
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Suite (editing)

 

About The Climate Group

Our mission

Accelerating climate action.

Our goal

A world of less than 2oC of global warming and greater prosperity for all, without delay.

How we do it

  • We bring together powerful networks, of businesses and governments, which shift global markets and policies, towards this goal.
  • We act as a catalyst to take innovation and solutions to scale. And we use the power of communication to build ambition and pace.
  • We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change.


The Climate Group is an international non-profit with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. 


Location

You will be based in our London head office, in County Hall, which is a five-minute walk from Waterloo station. 


Terms and conditions

This is a full-time position for the period of 3 -3.5 months (Jun/July till the end of September 2018). The successful candidate will receive remuneration in line with the London Living wage.


How to apply

Use the 'Apply' button to apply for this vacancy. Should you require further information or an informal discussion, please contact Adam Lake, Head of Media and Corporate Communications at ALake@theclimategroup.org or Lenka Brabazon, HR Adviser lbrabazon@theclimategroup.org 

Applications by CV, cover letter, and a 500-word article (add this to the end of cover letter) explaining the role that Climate Week NYC plays in supporting climate action. 

Closing date for submitting your application is Sunday 24June 2018. Interviews will take place in late June. 

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK, are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by The Climate Group.