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Jul 20 / BARD CEP

Energy Policy Senior Communications Associate, Consumer Reports – New York

Organization: Consumer Reports

Position Title: Senior Communications Associate, Energy Policy

Location: Yonkers, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a limited duration role, expected to last for one year, however for the term of the role, the candidate will be an employee of Consumers Union and be eligible for benefits.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Consumers Union seeks an experienced communications team member to work on its energy and climate advocacy work. The position would involve all aspects of communications strategy, message development, and targeted outreach and amplification on a variety of policy topics at the state and federal levels.


  • Work in tandem with federal and state-based coalitions to develop and execute a strategy to increase the consumer presence in policy debates related to climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency and clean air;
  • Identify reports and circulate the key findings to state-based and national audiences
  • Draft op-eds, blogs, social media and other content for local and national audiences
  • Spearhead rapid response at the state and national level on a regular basis
  • Help with internal communications and action alerts to CU’s activists
  • Develop infographics, fact sheets, and other materials
  • Identify local and state fights ripe for consumer engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field plus 5 years’ experience in public relations, corporate communications, journalism or similar. Experience with traditional media outreach and social media outreach with an advocacy organization or campaign preferred. Background and prior experience with energy and climate issues and familiarity with public policy and regulatory framework. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including blogging and email campaigns and associated tools.

How to Apply: Apply Here

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