Florida Research and Communications Specialist – Energy and Policy Institute
Experience: 3+ years working in energy advocacy, research or politics
The Energy and Policy Institute is seeking a new team member to help us hold companies that stand in the way of climate and renewable energy progress accountable for their actions, with a focus on the state of Florida.
EPI is a watchdog organization that exposes attacks on renewable energy and counters misinformation by fossil fuel interests and utilities. Our work has helped lead to policy changes and has informed national, state and local media coverage of energy issues around the country.
This position will investigate obstacles to clean energy growth in Florida and will work with allies and reporters to alert the public to those efforts.
The Florida Researcher is a contract position of at least one year. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience. Start date is as soon as possible.
You might be a great candidate if:
- You’re excited by the prospect of following money trails, filing public records requests, and digging through government records and datasets, and have experience doing that type of research.
- You enjoy traveling to attend conferences and meet with allies.
- You know how to distill complex information into a succinct story and can think creatively about how to get information to the public for the maximum impact on the political environment.
- You are comfortable pitching journalists. You can write a great short blog in an afternoon or a comprehensive report over a period of months.
- You have a strong grasp of the basics of energy systems, including the electric power sector and gas production and transportation. A savvy understanding of the political dynamics around energy is a must.
- You’re a self-starter who gets stuff done. Our team is small, nimble and distributed; an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to learn on the job are musts.
- You have experience with Florida energy policy and politics.
More about EPI
We are a passionate, fun and supportive team on a mission to act on climate change by accelerating the transition to clean energy. We value our relationships with each other, a sense of humor, hard work and a high level of impact.
The Energy and Policy Institute is funded by charitable foundations. We do not receive funding from corporations or trade associations.
The Energy and Policy Institute welcomes and values a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQ to apply.
If interested, email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 10.