Communications and Marketing Lead: Climate-Aligned Industries

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30+ days ago


RMI is seeking a Communications and Marketing Lead to help design and execute communications plans that drive the conversation around climate action and the energy transition in hard-to-abate sectors - specifically, aviation, shipping, steel, cement/concrete, chemicals, and waste management - and green hydrogen as a cross-cutting solution. They will create content and make use of diverse digital channels and media to target key stakeholders, such as policymakers and industry leaders, to ensure the communications impact of work done by the Climate-Aligned Industries Program and key partnership initiatives like Mission Possible Partnership, the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance, and the Green Hydrogen Catapult.

A successful hire will be a strong team player who enjoys bringing communications strategies to life by leveraging RMI data, research, and subject matter experts in the Climate-Aligned Industries Program. In addition, the Communications and Marketing Lead will partner with RMI editorial, design, earned and digital media, and web to develop the most effective messages and campaigns.

An ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience in communications, marketing, or journalism, with a passion for storytelling. A strong connection to RMI’s mission and expertise in clean energy solutions is highly desired. This position reports to the Strategic Communications Manager for Climate-Aligned Industries.

We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply!

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop communications materials from inception to completion, working with the Strategic Communications Manager and editorial, design, earned media, and social media teams to ensure projects are completed on time and on brand
  • Manage program social media channels, creating social media specific content including design, audio and video elements
  • Write press releases and pitches for reporters, as well as build and maintain media lists
  • Draft copy for program’s web site, social media, and email marketing, ensuring consistent messages throughout
  • Coordinate the content and launch of communications deliverables with key external partners
  • Coordinate program leadership’s external speaking engagements and promotion of these events
  • Maintain editorial calendar to ensure all program communications activities are coordinated, including things like internal and external publications, speaking engagements, media pitching, and social media campaigns
  • Help develop and report against metrics of success and track activities against outcomes and impact

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism disciplines
  • Excellent initiative, follow-through, and project management skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including communicating at different levels of depth (more in-depth for industry audiences; simplified for lay audiences)
  • Passion for storytelling and messaging around complex issues
  • Experience working with social media is a plus
  • Experience working on energy policy or with heavy industry and transport is a plus

Additional Details

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal/collaborative skills with staff and counterparts at all organizational levels and with external partners
  • Passion for RMI's mission and theory of change


We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States.

We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies.

We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment):

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Work from home and commuter allowance


RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Associates join at the minimum to mid salary range of $68,000 to $82,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target.


Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we:

  • Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued.
  • Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About RMI

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

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