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Monday, June 13, 2011

Fresh Energy - RE-AMP Media Center Director

The Media Center at Fresh Energy serves the RE-AMP network, a collaboration of over 100 Upper Midwest nonprofit organizations working to change energy policy. The media center director is responsible for the strategic vision and management of the Media Center including strengthening and supporting the communications capacity of RE-AMP network members, overseeing research, technical assistance, media relations, and publications. The objective is to reframe the terms of discussion on energy policy though the implementation of media strategies leading to the desired policy changes.
Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and manage a yearly work plan to guide the work of the RE-AMP Media Center
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and management of Media Center staff
  • Manage the yearly research and framing/messaging training efforts
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with key strategic partners, including journalists, funders, and RE-AMP members
  • Work closely with the editor of Midwest Energy News to ensure a high level of editorial quality, topical relevance, and audience engagement
  • Manage a team of consultants who will handle technical assistance offerings for the RE-AMP network
  • Some travel, primarily within the Midwest
Minimum job qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree, plus five years of management level experience in public relations, corporate communications, journalism (traditional or social), or general media/messaging management
  • Experience managing staff and budgets
  • Superb organizational and interpersonal skills, combined with an ability to set and implement priorities
  • Results-driven attitude and leadership style
  • Exceptional leadership skills, strategic judgment and creative vision, combined with the ability to listen to and engage others
  • Proven ability to devise and implement projects and programs; experience developing program budgets and providing fiscal oversight
  • Sense of humor
  • Commitment to the mission of RE-AMP and the RE-AMP Media Center
  • Experience in training and strengthening the communications skills of others
  • Passion for navigating rapidly shifting media landscape to change conversations about important social issues
To apply:
E-mail cover letter and resume to Katie Eukel keukel@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.