Energy Field Team Communications Fellowship

  • Earthworks
  • Remote
  • Mar 06, 2023
Temporary Communication - Public Outreach Green Jobs - Green Business

Job Description

Earthworks is hiring a Communications Fellow for our Energy Program’s Field Team. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for candidates from historically marginalized groups and communities to gain work experience in the environmental advocacy space. Recent graduates and entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary position and a diversity fellowship, with an anticipated June 2023 start date. The Fellow will work full-time (40 hours per week) for four months with an opportunity for possible extension if funding allows.

Earthworks’ Energy Field Team works to expose the harm from oil and gas pollution in order to reduce the harm, stop the expansion, and spur a managed decline from oil and methane gas. The Energy Field Team Communications Fellow will work with others on our Communications staff and will play a key role in providing strategic communications support to the Energy Field staff. Among those responsibilities will be the development of communications products such as talking points, one-page fact sheets, social media posts, website updates, infographics, flyers, blog posts, and media releases, among others. The position is housed within the Earthworks Communications team and reports to the Energy Communications Manager. 


About Earthworks

Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water, and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities. Earthworks has a primarily-remote staff of over 45 employees in over 20 states and DC.

Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks Board and staff understand that promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within and beyond Earthworks is critical to carrying out our mission to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. We understand that our commitment to DEI means a dedication to constant learning and improvement.

Earthworks welcomes applications from diverse candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer. Earthworks evaluates employees and applicants for employment on merit, competence, and qualifications and does not tolerate discrimination.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Earthworks we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a communications related role (may include internships or course-related work) 

  • Ability to work effectively with a remote team

  • Understanding of the media landscape 

  • Ability to summarize complex information into more easily understood content 

  • Creative and strategic thinker 

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Social media 

  • Graphic design (Adobe Suite, or other) 

  • Video editing

  • Website content management (WordPress) 

  • Storytelling 


Location, Travel, and COVID-19

Location for this position is remote in the United States. Some travel will be required when air travel and in-person meetings can safely resume as public health conditions permit. Earthworks COVID-19 policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the need to minimize the public health threat from COVID-19.

Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a temporary, full-time (40 hours a week), four month position, with an anticipated June 2023 start date. The compensation for this position is $3,200-$3,680 per month, depending on experience. This is not a benefits eligible position, but the Fellow will be eligible for paid time off, pursuant to Earthworks leave policies. 

How to Apply

We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and bilingual individuals. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application and interview process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Apply online at, including a cover letter, resume, and two samples of written or designed communications work ex: flyer, social graphic, blog, article, video or opinion piece. 

Qualified applicants can expect to complete three interview stages: an initial phone interview, a virtual panel interview with the hiring committee, and a virtual final interview with the Executive Director or Director of Talent and Equity.

Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level


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