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Spanish Language Media Strategist
at Earthjustice
Washington, DC

Spanish Language Media Strategist
at Earthjustice
Washington, DC

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Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.  We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.  Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

The Spanish Language Media Strategist position, located in Earthjustice’s Washington, D.C. regional office, is responsible for getting Spanish-language press coverage of Earthjustice litigation and policy work, and for developing communications strategy for issue areas impacting Latino communities.

The Spanish Language Media strategist works with litigators, policy staff, and national and regional communication Strategists to identify English and Spanish language media opportunities for relevant issue areas and executes on strategy, including press pitching, developing media lists, building relations with journalists, and promoting thought leaders on Spanish-language outlets. The strategist drafts press releases, blogs, op-eds, social media posts and works with contractors to ensure that relevant content is translated and curated on our Spanish-language web pages.

This position also works closely with national and regional communication strategists on developing communications strategy for issues that disproportionately impact Latino communities.  He or she helps set campaign goals and audiences, develops top-level messaging and storytelling frames, and participates in content creation, including writing, multimedia, and social media production. The position is also tasked with working with the marketing team to develop and execute strategies to engage and expand Latino audiences, including research, polling, and partnership outreach to boost awareness and brand recognition of Earthjustice and the issues we work on. He or she will help develop messaging guidance for the Communications department to better incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion values in both internal and external communications. The Spanish Language Media Strategist may also work in areas that coincide with Latino outreach but have other priorities such as advancing an overall campaign or marquee issue.

This position reports to the National Media Strategist in the Program Communications team of the Communications Department.

Responsibilities:

National, Regional and Online Media Relationships (60%):

  • Pitches both English and Spanish-language media on key cases and issues. This includes reaching out to reporters, writers, and producers at national and regional Spanish language, Latino-oriented and mainstream papers, magazines, TV, radio, and online media outlets.
  • Works with National Media Strategist and marketing team to pursue branding opportunities and communications partnerships to boost awareness and engagement with Latino audiences, including the promotion of Earthjustice thought leaders to a Spanish-speaking audience.
  • Manages Spanish language media contractors and bilingual communications budget.
  • Works with National Media Strategist and program staff to assess and provide media training and messaging needs, especially for Spanish-language press opportunities.

Strategy and Content Creation (40%):

  • Works with litigators, policy staff, clients, partners, and national and regional communications strategist on developing communications strategy for issues heavily impacting Latino communities.
  • Works with Brand Communications team in developing and promoting bilingual social media, multimedia, and written content for high-profile campaigns, as well as content for key campaigns targeting Latino audiences.
  • Works with digital team to develop and curate Spanish-language content on Earthjustice’s website.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science, or Marketing preferred.
  • Five to seven years experience in reporting or media relations with emphasis on environment, social or environmental justice causes preferred.
  • Fluent and/or native Spanish speaker.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Experience pitching media
  • Relationships with media and journalists.
  • Social media experience and skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use multimedia communications tools.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment and a casual dress code. 

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a: 

  • Resume.
  • One or two page cover letter that addresses: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms.
  • Writing sample, preferably a translation document in Spanish.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit requested documents online via the Jobvite system.

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

 Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

 For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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