Media Officer

Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Job - February 3, 2015
Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments. To learn more about us, please visit our website at

Greenpeace, USA is searching for an experienced media officer. Greenpeace is an international environmental organization that uses a proactive and creative approach to external communications and media relations.



To develop, coordinate and implement external communications to get Greenpeace's campaign messages and overall mission to key targeted audiences.


♦ Build overarching, integrated strategic communications plans for campaigns, identifying
key audiences and how to best reach them. Develop regional, national and international
communication and media strategies, including the development of key messages for Greenpeace campaign projects.
♦ Contribute to action development, development of online assets and campaign strategy.
♦ Design creative communications tactics to meet strategic needs
♦ Develop and maintain relationships with reporters, television producers and other news
decision-makers in the United States.
♦ Coordinate and communicate media strategies with Greenpeace International, contributing to international strategy when possible. Produce written materials including press releases, press advisories, op-eds, letter to the editors, fact sheets, etc.
♦ Identify, brief and train Greenpeace employees to act as spokespeople. Participate in the
planning meetings of Greenpeace project teams and provide ongoing advice about media
aspects of the campaign.
♦ Facilitate the needs of media requests including background materials, appropriate
spokespeople, etc.
♦ Oversee the monitoring and analysis of media coverage relevant to Greenpeace's campaigns and overall mission.
♦ Write quickly, succinctly, and respond efficiently to breaking news.
♦ Coordinate media events such as press conferences. Perform other duties as assigned by the Media Director.



♦ Spanish language skills are strongly preferred
♦ University degree or comparable communications experience
♦ At least 4-5 years experience working in a media outlet, PR firm, or working in the media
department of an NGO.
♦ Sound news judgement and solid U.S. contacts in both news and feature media.
♦ Broadcast experience a must.
♦ Experience pitching reporters, editors and producers on a variety of types of stories


♦ Fluency in written and spoken English, and another language desirable (especially Spanish).
♦ Ability to handle numerous tasks at one time and to work in stressful situations
♦ Ability to work .effectively within a team of strong-willed and independent thinkers.
♦ Ability to travel nationally and internationally with little notice.

Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.

Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to . Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Media Officer - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2015. No phone calls please.