Media Specialist

Center for Biological Diversity, Oakland, California

Date Posted November 13, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a dynamic, experienced, creative writer, editor and media relations expert for our work to fight climate change. The Center is a leading national voice in the climate movement. Our highly motivated Climate team uses cutting-edge legal, scientific and organizing strategies to tackle the climate crisis, including at the national and international levels, and in California, where we have become a major force in shaping the politics and policies surrounding fracking and oil and gas extraction.

The Media Specialist, who will be based in our Oakland office, will produce high-impact communications on every platform aimed at addressing these issues, including generating media stories, op-eds, editorials and creative media products that drive the national discussion about the climate crisis. This is a dynamic, high-level position that works closely with journalists and Center scientists and legal experts, occasionally acts as a spokesperson, and drives communications strategies on a daily basis.

This position reports directly to the communications director and works closely with the deputy communications director, climate program director, climate staff and communications staff.

Primary duties:

Essential qualifications and skills desired:

Application process: Please apply online at by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Benefits Package:  Salary is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and experience.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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