Apply: WRI Communications Manager

Deadline: 05 June, 2024

Location: Washington DC, London, The Hague, Nairobi, Brazil or Mexico

World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking to fill the position of Communications Manager Climate, Economics and Finance.

WRI is an independent, nonprofit global research organisation that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being.


  • Develop key messages, talking points, and communication materials to support programmatic initiatives and advocacy efforts
  • Manage high-level events and speaking engagements
  • Lead on communication materials, including op-eds, blog posts, media advisories, email blasts and more
  • Support media engagement in coordination with the media team
  • Contribute to the management of the climate, economics and finance programme’s online presence, including website content, social media, and email marketing
  • Work closely with programme, research and other communication teams to produce materials and products to advance goals of WRI’s climate, economics and finance programme
  • Collaborate with WRI’s core communication team on media, social media, web, design, and more
  • Track and evaluate metrics of success, and adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results
  • Oversee one or more communications staff
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills by delegating tasks efficiently, setting clear expectations, and empowering staff to take ownership of their responsibilities while maintaining accountability for results
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive work environment by actively listening to staff concerns, providing constructive feedback, and promoting open communication channels
  • Implement effective performance evaluation systems to recognise achievements, identify areas for improvement, and facilitate professional development opportunities for team members


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental studies, or related field
  • Seven years, minimum of experience in communications, public relations, or related roles, with a focus on climate policy, adaptation, economics, development, just transitions, and/or behaviour change issues
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with a track record of producing persuasive and impactful content
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing successful communication strategies and/or advocacy campaigns at a large organisation or network
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Technical knowledge of economics and/or international environmental issues
  • Experience working on visual communications (directly or by overseeing consultants)
  • Demonstrated expertise in orchestrating campaigns focused on influencing policymakers and other national-level stakeholders
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders across time zones and cultures
  • Experience working with or in emerging economies
  • Strong networks in the international climate community (governments, CSOs, donors)
  • Commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Fluency in English with additional languages a bonus
  • Existing work authorisation

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