Research and Communications Specialist – Energy and Policy Institute
Experience: 5+ years working in energy advocacy, research or politics
The Energy and Policy Institute is seeking a new team member who can help us hold companies that stand in the way of climate and renewable energy progress accountable for their actions.
EPI is a watchdog group that exposes attacks on renewable energy and counters misinformation by fossil fuel interests and utilities. Our work has informed national, state and local media coverage around the country and helped lead to policy changes.
The Research and Communications Specialist will investigate attacks on clean energy and climate action, working closely with team members, allies and reporters in critical states to alert the public to efforts to weaken climate and clean energy policies.
We are a small, nimble and growing team. The position’s exact responsibilities are flexible and will be determined in part by the experience and skillset of the candidate.
The Research Specialist is a contract position of at least one year. Location for this position is flexible within the United States. Compensation 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’re a great writer who knows 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 talking with 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 oil and gas production and transportation. A savvy understanding of the political dynamics around energy is a must.
- You have a firm commitment to climate action and transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy.
- You’re a self-starter who gets stuff done. Our team is distributed; an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to learn on the job are musts.
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.