Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, Media Relations


Marketing & Communications

NGO, NPO & Charity Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

Verra is seeking a Program Officer / Senior Program Officer to help reporters understand the role that carbon finance plays in meeting the climate challenge. This primarily involves fielding inquiries from reporters – some routine and others requiring you to research individual projects and methodologies, often in tandem with Verra staff to investigate existing projects and methodologies

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

A day with Verra’s collaborative Communications Team might include:

  • Answering media inquiries that range from the simple to the highly complex, often requiring extensive research.
  • Logging reporter contact info and interactions in media database with the goal of broadening Verra's press list
  • Draft talking points for a media briefing to support the development of proactive messaging on the future of carbon finance

Specific functions you will be responsible for leading:

  • Managing the media inbox, which entails:
    • Monitoring inquiries,
    • Answering those inquiries you can – first in cooperation with Verra staff, but gradually more on your own,
    • Escalating those inquiries as needed to senior communications staff, then using their guidance to conduct your own research, and
    • Logging all inquiries and the status of responses received;
  • Helping to develop and manage Verra’s online press room.
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with reporters, which includes:
    • Understanding individual reporters’ areas of interest, keeping them abreast of new developments, and pitching them stories.
    • Help reporters understand the full context in which we operate (recognizing that you may be learning this at the same time).
  • Collaborate with relevant team members to educate the media about Verra, with a specific focus on carbon offsetting and other environmental and social markets.
  • Manage, where relevant, consultants and contractors in the conduct of the above functions.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.

You bring with you:

  • A strong desire to help meet the climate challenge by supporting pragmatic, non-ideological solutions.
  • A background in journalism or media relations.
  • A willingness to assist reporters with complex and complicated queries, as well as to conduct additional research on their behalf.
  • A rudimentary understanding of environmental impact assessment and carbon finance, or a desire to learn.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Basic understanding of research methodologies.

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