Director of Content

Posted On: April 10, 2024

Journalism Job

Media Organization:Climate Action Now

Company Description

Climate Action Now is the publisher of the leading app -- Climate Action Now -- for citizen advocacy on climate. CANdoers take exponentially more action than citizens using conventional forms of advocacy like web forms. In just three years, CANdoers have:

- Taken over 2,220,000 actions
- Sent over 1,980,000 messages to political, regulatory, and business leaders
- Planted over 230,000 trees
- Helped pass critical climate legislation, regulations, and policy.

While other climate apps focus on individual behaviors, we are laser-focused on bringing about systemic change. We have demonstrated again and again that CANdoers help pass critical legislation and regulations -- actions necessary to create the speed and scale needed to solve the climate crisis.

We’re making a difference -- and you can be a BIG part of that!

Job Description

Climate Action Now (CAN) is seeking a versatile climate champion to create impactful actions that let concerned citizens (“CANdoers”) fight climate change with just a few touches on their phones.

What we offer:

- An opportunity to make a big difference on climate change
- $55,000 - $70,000 starting annual salary
- 401(k) contributions
- 4 weeks of vacation/sick leave
- 100% remote work. A high-speed Internet connection is essential for this job!
- Flexible hours, but you should work mostly during our office hours (9-6 PT)

What we need

- 4-year college degree with 2 years work experience after college, or Master’s Degree with 1 year work experience pre/post degree. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in Journalism, Communications, Sustainability/Environment, and/or Advocacy.
- Excellent writing and storytelling skills
- Strong technical and analytical skills
- Passionate commitment to solving the climate crisis
- A positive, sociable personality, as this role involves working with volunteers and the public

What You’ll Do

As our Director of Content, your primary focus will be to ensure that CANdoers receive a steady stream of timely, relevant, well-researched, and well-written messages to send to political, regulatory, business, and other leaders advocating action on climate. Every week, you’ll:

- Train, coach, and inspire our wonderful team of volunteer Action Creators.
- Review and edit their actions to ensure they follow our editorial guidelines and are configured properly for the CAN app.
- Research and write the first draft of our weekly newsletter to inspire readers to action, and create the key actions for CANdoers to take in the upcoming week.
- Strategize with senior staff ways to increase our impact and expand our reach.
- Assist leaders of other climate organizations who use our platform to advance shared goals.

Who You Are and Why You’ll Be Successful

- You’re an excellent writer, an active listener, and have a sociable personality.
- You like translating complex ideas into concise, easy-to-take actions for CANdoers.
- You love thinking deeply about big problems, writing concise, persuasive prose, and working with other people to make the world a better place.
- You’ve likely had several years of experience in a communications role for a nonprofit, advocacy organization, media organization, public relations firm, or political campaign.
- You have a passion for all forms of communication, such as SEO, social media, audio, and video, and likely have experience with the associated tools and techniques.
- You can work alone on a computer for long periods. This isn’t a great job for highly extroverted people. You will have lots of interaction with others, but most of the time you’ll be reading, thinking, and writing.
- You are comfortable with powerful online tools. No coding is required. If you have ever generated database reports or created a moderately complicated Excel spreadsheet model, you’ll have no problem with our systems.

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To Apply

Please send an email to with a resume and cover letter explaining why this is a good fit for you. We look forward to hearing from you!