Job: Communications Associate

This role is a unique opportunity to work on some of the most important questions around decarbonizing Canada’s economy.

As Clean Prosperity’s first-ever Communications Associate, you’ll help us spread the word about the most effective pathways to achieving Canada’s climate targets. 

There are few things more important right now than addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Your work could have a big impact on climate policy in Canada, and you could play a part in fostering a more sustainable world for coming generations. What could be more satisfying?  

At Clean Prosperity, our mission is to help Canada transition to a net-zero emissions economy in a way that is affordable for Canadians and generates economic growth all across the country. 

We believe that the foundation of sound climate policy is a steadily rising carbon price, implemented fairly. We have been strong advocates for revenue-neutral carbon pricing and continue to advocate for improvements to the policy. 

We believe that governments must complement pricing with clear transition plans based on open economic modelling, coordinate infrastructure build-outs such as hydrogen and CO2 pipelines, and kick-start negative emission technologies so they can affordably scale up in the 2030s and 2040s.

Over the years, our work has added in meaningful ways to the development of Canadian climate policy. The new Communications Associate is going to play an important role in growing our contribution to climate action.

We are passionate about what we do and we are looking for an equally passionate Communications Associate. We offer a fun, flexible, inspiring, creative, and collaborative work environment. 

The role

You’ll be using your creativity, ingenuity, and determination every day to help us craft the public communications products that will be instrumental in achieving our policy objectives.

That includes everything from attention-grabbing tweets, to compelling and sometimes controversial op-eds in national media, to dynamic presentation decks for key decision-makers in business and government, to major research reports that change how people think about climate policy. 

You will need to be a great storyteller, figuring out how to take often technical topics and create a narrative that is engaging and persuasive. 

Your work will include: 

  • Compiling our daily media digest, drafting our biweekly newsletter, managing our social media channels, and updating the Clean Prosperity website.
  • Producing a range of different content, from op-eds to issue briefs to blog posts. 
  • Supporting our policy research, including writing and editing reports, and helping with layout and design.
  • Pitching Clean Prosperity’s policy messages to media, building relationships with journalists, and developing press releases and media briefings.
  • Drafting compelling presentation decks that help us persuade policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • You may also be asked to help support other organizational objectives, such as planning events and drafting fundraising applications.

Skills and experience needed

Below is a list of ideal qualifications for the job. We encourage you to apply if most of these are a fit, even if there’s one or two that aren’t:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional work experience, ideally more (this one is a must)
  • Great storytelling skills: the ability to take complex and technical topics and turn them into compelling narratives
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, especially the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly
  • Great social media skills, especially on Twitter
  • Undergraduate degree or higher, in communications, journalism or a related field
  • Background understanding of climate change, climate action, and Canadian climate policy
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to pitch stories to journalists
  • Fun to work with!
  • Bonus: graphic design and web content development skills are desirable but not required

Clean Prosperity is committed to diversity in its hiring processes. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to help provide a diverse range of perspectives.

Location and hours

Clean Prosperity operates a remote work environment. We have staff located across the country.

As our Communications Associate, you can be based anywhere in Canada as long as you have access to a strong internet connection and are willing to travel on occasion for in-person meetings (when it is safe to do so).

You can work remotely from home, or we will arrange for you to have a workspace at a co-working facility if that’s your preference. We offer a generous annual allowance to help you set up your office comfortably.

We typically work a standard 7.5-hour workday but are much more concerned about the quality of your work than when you’re working. We’re open to the work schedule that works best for you.

Team 

You’ll be part of a small (but mighty) seven-person team based across Canada. We’re deeply committed to our work but we like to have fun doing it. 

You’ll report to our Director of Communications, but will work closely with all members of our team, including our Executive Director, Director of Policy, Director of Research, and Director for Western Canada. 

Compensation and benefits

The salary range for this position will be between $55,000 and $70,000, commensurate with candidate experience. We also offer:

  • Four weeks paid vacation annually
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision) 
  • A stipend to cover home office expenses

How to apply

If interested, please send an email to careers@cleanprosperity.ca with the subject “Application for Communications Associate” that includes:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter that explains why you want to work with us, why you’d be a good fit, and where you’d like to physically be located when working for us
  • A writing sample of no more than 500 words in length, that showcases your ability to persuade 
  • If you have graphic design or web skills you’d like to showcase, include a portfolio of no more than five pieces of work

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