The Sunrise Project: Media/Communications Campaigner needed on contract basis

The Sunrise Project US seeks a communications contractor to assist on our Financial Regulation Program, with a remit that covers the United States. We are looking for a seasoned, campaign-oriented media professional to develop and execute communications strategy within a coalition pushing for an ambitious regulatory environment that responds to the urgency of climate risk and sets a path toward a just transition.

Timeline for the Contract:
The contract will run to the end of December 2023 with the likelihood of extension. Contractor must be able to start immediately.

Reports to:
Managing Director, Financial Regulation

Key Responsibilities:
Develop & execute a nimble and adaptive media plan in collaboration with network partners
Build relationships with key reporters and outlets to provide background & move stories as necessary; potentially work with state-based allies to move stories to key outlets
Build and maintain media lists across various issue areas
Write and place strategic op-eds in state outlets with key validators; write and/or edit key campaign output, including coalition letters and comments
Assist in developing/adapting message guidance for select audiences
Assist in developing and executing a paid and digital strategy with partners

Must Haves:
Experience and proven success working in and placing stories and opinion pieces in a fast-moving campaign environment
Strong understanding of issues and terminology related to financial markets, climate change and fossil fuels, racial and economic justice, and labor/worker issues
Experience running media campaigns in support of national level policy, advocacy, or electoral objectives
Good to Haves:
Experience working in complex, issue-diverse progressive coalitions
Press, digital, legislative, and/or advocacy contacts
—> We invite BIPOC individuals/BIPOC-led firms to apply/inquire and are willing to set some of the above criteria/experience aside to bring on partners who represent diverse backgrounds, ways of working, and skill sets.

Exact payment terms will be agreed on with the consultant. We expect the work to average 50%-75% capacity and the contract will be capped at $35,000.

How to Apply
To express interest, please reach out to Becky Jarvis- be…@sunriseproject.org – with your resume and the subject line: “Media Consultant, (first + last name), date.”

We hope to fill this position as soon as possible and will be interviewing on a rolling basis and will appoint as soon as we find the right person. APPLY ASAP!

Link to our website: https://sunriseproject.org/jobs/