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350.org is seeking a passionate Asia Communications Manager to champion their message on climate solutions. This role will involve crafting compelling communication strategies, leading creative campaign development, and amplifying the voices of the Regional team. The successful candidate will also be instrumental in aligning communication efforts with key Global and Regional media outlets, digital and social media initiatives, and funding opportunities, ensuring maximum impact

About 350.org 

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here. 

350.org is an equal-opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

About the role 

The Communications Manager plays an integral role in bringing 350’s mission and vision further to life. Reporting to the Asia Regional Director, you’ll provide strategic communications leadership and set our communications strategy to increase visibility and raise awareness of the organization, engage target audiences to catalyze action and ensure just transition energy remains a priority and visible in Asia and the Pacific.Working closely in collaboration with colleagues across the organization and partners, you will lead all communications needs and issues and drive communications best practices across the organization. This includes brainstorming with digital colleagues on social media content, leading media queries in the Region, representing Asia in global calls, and coordinating with campaign and country teams on regional campaign priorities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic media and digital regional communications plans for specific campaigns and events.
  • Lead on developing a regional traditional and new media communications strategy for the whole Asia country team/organization and overall responsible for the successful implementation of the plan. 
  • Build and maintain a strong network of contacts with international journalists as well as identify and build key international partnerships within the Region.
  • Oversee the development of media materials such as press releases, media packages, as well as multimedia materials where possible/relevant.
  • Support the team to monitor media, identify digital and media opportunities and engage with issues relevant to 350.org’s work and broader context.
  • Potentially line manage members of the communications leadership team and oversee short-term communications contractors. 
  • Identify relevant media and influencer contacts, cultivate relationships with them, and further develop and maintain media contacts lists.
  • Support and represent 350.org’s overall mission in public venues or other networks to strengthen climate change communications.
  • Collaborate departmentally and interdepartmentally to develop alignment between 350.org’s global and regional communications. 
  • Support with risk mitigation media work and media strategy on reputational risk issues, in alignment with the Regional Office – including drafting appropriate media lines, as necessary, and coordinating our response to global media colleagues, as needed.

Required Qualifications 

  • At least six (6) years of relevant professional communications experience working on issues related to climate change, justice and equity in a regional non-profit organization. 
  • Proven relationship-building skills to build and maintain a strong network of journalist contacts, as well as with colleagues across 350.
  • Ability to identify and maintain relevant media contacts across Asia, including but not limited to South Asia, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. 
  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support.
  • Willingness to be available during non-traditional hours as needed to ensure results.
  • Strong track record of effective remote line management and remote team building.
  • Excellent English and additional Asian languages would be a big plus. 

Desired, but not required, skills and experiences (We expect a successful applicant to have at least 2 to 3 of these): 

  • Experience developing and running communications training for groups of staff, local groups and volunteers. 
  • Experience collaborating with diverse constituencies (labour, vulnerable groups, displaced communities). 
  • Ability to manage people and resolve conflicts.
  • Experience working and living in multiple countries in Asia.
  • Network of existing contacts and ability to strengthen campaigning relationships with organisations and researchers advocating for climate solutions/ just transition to renewable energy, preferably in Asia. 
  • Proficiency in Meltwater, Salesforce, Airtable, Google Suite, Slack, and Zoom or similar systems. 

We are looking for someone comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.

Position Type: Full time

Application Deadline: Although we hope to begin interviews during the week of May 13, this job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications. 

Start Date: Ideally mid July  

Compensation: Salary tier 2.3 and the salary is: Japan: 9,606,605 JPY, Indonesia: 458,107,472 IDR, Taiwan: 1,429,418 TWD, Singapore: 81,693 SGD, Philippines: 1,679,420 PHP

Location: Remote, within the countries 350.org currently operates. Current countries are:  Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore 

Applicants must have the legal authorization to work for any employer in their country of residence. We are unable to sponsor or take over the sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.

If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.

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