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Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing

Post Date:Mar 04, 2021Type:Full time
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Location: United States - Massachusetts - Boston Job Reference:
Job Description:

The Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing will be a highly-skilled and organized communications strategist and writer looking to join a fast-paced sustainability advocacy organization. This position will lead communications for the Ceres Accelorater with research, message development, and content writing/editing, with a particular focus on the development of thought leadership reports on a host of sustainability topics related to our outdated capital market systems. This position will develop high-quality messaging, thought leadership news columns (op-eds, blogs), industry newsletters and speeches. This position will report to the Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets with a dotted line to the Senior Department Director, Communications and Marketing. 

This is a full-time salaried position. It is preferable but not required to be based in our Boston office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute communications and marketing strategy for the Ceres Accelorator, to include high-quality messaging and content that is accurate, clear, concise, compelling, consistent, conversational, and strikes the right tone and balance.
  • Research, write, and edit thought leadership reports and columns, and other written content for the Ceres Accelorator.
  • Develop high-quality messaging and content that is accurate, clear, concise
  • Manage and coordinate targeted media relations and outreach to generate uptake in earned news coverage of Ceres experts/thought leadership as well as investor and company leadership and action.
  • Work with Ceres experts and investor and company media spokespeople to conduct on-the-record interviews, provide quotes and statements, author columns/op-eds and editorials, and support social media amplification.
  • Work closely with communications and the marketing team to develop and execute long-term communications and marketing strategies for Ceres. 
  • Execute media strategies for research reports and initiative rollouts, ensuring coordination internally and with external partners, and consistency in framing, messaging and design. 
  • Identify key events and moments to leverage messaging and content, ensuring activities are coordinated and organized closely together with relevant initiatives, and with Ceres’ overall communications and marketing priorities and calendar.  
  • Develop strategies for paid and unpaid marketing tactics to market reports, investor engagement tools, and campaigns and initiatives.
  • Expand and strengthen strategic (paid and unpaid) media/social media partnerships.
  • Conduct regular media outreach to generate uptake in news coverage of Accelerator activities and campaigns.
  • Provide input and content on website, social media, eCommunity messaging to amplify impact across all Ceres’ digital platforms. 
  • Provide communications and marketing support as needed for key Ceres events (e.g. Ceres Conference, Investor Summit on Climate Risk, etc.)
  • Develop content expertise on a wide range of sustainability issues, including climate change, and how sustainable capital markets play a critical role in accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy.
  • Transform Ceres general messages for specific industry audiences. This could include op-eds/blogs, podcasts, speeches, industry newsletters and other outreach vehicles.
  • Serve on the Ceres Report Vetting and Evaluation Committee to help enforce vetting, development, design and evaluation processes and protocols for editorial projects.
  • Adopt Ceres brand writing, messaging and design guidelines for written content; and follow AP writing style and grammar rules
  • Participate in regular check-ins with supervisor and dotted line supervisor to ensure editorial priorities are consistent with strategic plan and team work plans and goals.
  • Provide regular updates on policy communications priorities to the cross-cutting communications/marketing team and work closely with the other embedded communications leads to coordinate on all outreach to journalists and other external partners. 
  • Provide direct writing support for the Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets and other experts on the team, as needed.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.



  • 7-9 years of experience in journalism, advocacy or business writing, strategic communications or marketing.
  • Experience developing media relations strategies and working in fast-paced media environments.
  • Very strong communications, research, fact-checking, messaging development, writing, and editing skills. 
  • Experience writing for media audiences including pitches, press releases, statements, columns/op-eds, etc.
  • Experience in thought leadership report and column writing for an advocacy, investor and corporate, and news audience. Ability to tailor content for multiple audiences and formats.
  • Knowledge of AP writing style guidelines and other best practices for editing and writing.

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Contact Information
Rebecca Izikson
99 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Ph: 8608888911
Email/URL: https://www.ceres.org/about-us/career-opportunities

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