Press Secretary

Providence, RI, USA
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Job Description

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Press Secretary to support the mission of the organization by developing and implementing strategies to increase the organization’s visibility in a highly competitive media space.


The Press Secretary monitors fast-breaking news, helps develop the organization’s response to relevant news developments under tight deadlines, and leverages opportunities to promote CLF’s advocacy, expertise, and thought leadership to news decisionmakers and influencers.

This full-time, exempt position reports to the SVP of Communications and Marketing. The position can be based in Boston, MA, or one of CLF’s other offices (Concord, NH; Montpelier, VT; New Haven, CT; Portland, ME, Providence, RI). There is also some opportunity for remote and flexible work within the region. There may be light travel within New England depending on where the person is based for media training or editorial board meetings.


What you’ll do

  • Develop strategies for keeping CLF experts and advocacy issues front and center in a competitive media space
  • Translate CLF’s complex issues into digestible soundbites and talking points for reporters, producers, decisionmakers, and external and internal stakeholders
  • Conduct regular media trainings and prep CLF experts for interviews and other external appearances
  • Draft press releases, talking points, speeches, op-eds, development advocacy reports/factsheets, and other external collateral for reporters and stakeholders
  • Setup regular press briefings and/or editorial board meetings between news editors, CLF President and other advocates. Prep CLF staff for these briefings and attend when available.
  • Maintain strong relationships with reporters, producers, bloggers, podcasters, columnists across New England and nationally
  • Provide periodic media analysis for reports to Board, President, and other stakeholders;

·      Contribute to CLF’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


What you’ll need

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Experience translating technical, scientific, or and legal language into accessible stories that resonate with reporters;
  • Experience writing and placing op-eds in national and local publications;
  • Ability to quickly turnaround press releases and statements under intense deadlines;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About CLF

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems, from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in statehouses, courthouses, boardrooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF frequently works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately from the impacts of environmental degradation.

CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The starting salary range for the position when based in Boston is $88,000 - $103,000 and $79,000 - $92,000 when based in a CLF office outside of Boston; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications.

We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.

To Apply

To apply for this exciting position, click on the link below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your cover letter and resume.

CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.