Communications Manager, Climate

Communications & Engagement The Hague, Netherlands


This position will be based in The Hague, Netherlands or London, United Kingdom. Candidates unable to be based in these locations will not be considered.


Job Summary

In this role as Climate Communications Manager for the World Resource Institute’s Climate Program, you will provide communication leadership and guidance for projects aimed at advancing bold climate action by countries around the world. This includes leading communications around enhancing national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, and encouraging national governments to better design and adopt long-term strategies and net-zero emission targets. Working closely with our team of climate experts, you will plan and execute ambitious, comprehensive communication strategies to influence national government policy decisions, use WRI publication launches to reach key audiences, and determine how to use external moments (e.g. G7, World Bank annual meetings and UN climate negotiations) to generate media coverage and advance our climate objectives.

 Responsibilities include overseeing messaging, media relations, event planning, social media coordination, and other outreach activities. In this position you will work to engage with top-tier media, support high-level events with global leaders, and collaborate with colleagues at leading environmental organizations and UN agencies. You will work closely with a team of researchers, engagement specialists and other communication experts within WRI and with communication experts at partner organizations. You will report to the Climate Program Communications Director. If you have a passion for climate change, the environment and international development, superb people skills, excellent organizational, writing and communication skills, and strong attention to detail, this is an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to advance a vital issue for people and the planet.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plan and carry out engaging communications strategies to advance national climate action globally
  • Manage high-level events and speaking engagements
  • Lead media engagement with top editors and reporters
  • Write and edit communication materials, including op-eds, blog posts, email blasts and more
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with communication experts across WRI’s network and with partner organizations
  • Work closely with program, research and other communication teams to produce materials and products to advance goals of WRI’s Climate Program
  • Collaborate with WRI’s core communication team on media, social media, web, design, and more
  • Track and evaluate metrics of success, and adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results
Job Qualifications
  • Five+ years of full-time relevant professional experience working in public relations, journalism, or communications with salient link to climate, international development and/or broader environmental issues
  • Master's degree in communications, public relations, or related field strongly preferred, or a bachelor's with two+ years of additional experience
  • Professional experience with writing, media, and social media
  • Experience leading high-level events with internationally recognized leaders in government and business
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a global team
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other staff and partners
  • Highly motivated, proactive work style with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively about all elements of communications work
  • Ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff
  • Understanding of climate change, international development and related issues
  • Strong commitment to WRI’s mission and values
Potential Annual Salary: The Hague  € 58,060 - € 72, 575  (including 8% holiday allowance). Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. 

How to Apply: 
Please submit a resume with cover letter and a previous written work samples (portfolio). Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Deadline for applications 15th April 2021.

Climate Program Overview

There isn’t a silver bullet, or a single pressure point to tackle the climate crisis. It will require an army of actors, a menu of pathways and an array of interventions in the right places. Tailoring approaches to these unique situations is the sweet spot for the Climate Program at World Resources Institute. We help businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels advance the deep structural shifts necessary to address climate change.

WRI Overview 

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, watersustainable cities, and the ocean. 

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. 

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.  

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices inAfrica, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexicoand theUnited States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.   

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from minorities, as well as people of all backgrounds and national origins.