Media Officer

Greenpeace Published: November 13, 2012
San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; or Washington, DC
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Media Officer - Washington, DC, New York, NY, or San Francisco, CA
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.


- Develop and maintain relationships with reporters, television producers and other news decision-makers in the United States.
- Develop regional, national and international communication and media strategies, including the development of key messages for Greenpeace campaign projects.
- Coordinate and communicate media strategies with Greenpeace International. 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.


- 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.
- Proven experience in writing and editing for news and feature media.
- Experience writing query letters and pitching to feature media outlets.

- 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.

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