As a member of the Core Communications team, you will primarily support the outreach efforts of WRI’s Programs and Centers (about 75% of your time). You will be responsible for a broad range of communications efforts with an emphasis on writing and editing communication materials including blogs posts and op-eds, as well as supporting messaging, social media, media pitching, event/webinar management and more. To be successful in this role, you must first-and-foremost be a strong writer and editor, with the ability to quickly find and understand information about new topics. We envision that you will also be an enthusiastic creative thinker who is organized and detail-oriented with a good sense of the latest communication trends and an interest in continued learning.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, two-year limited term position with potential to be extended.
How to Apply
Please provide a cover letter with resume. Writing samples may be requested as we advance in the interview process. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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, water, sustainable 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 in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
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The World Resources Institute is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982. WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
We focus on seven urgent global challenges that must be addressed to reduce poverty, grow economies and protect natural systems: