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Megaphone, a communication campaign of Sustainable Indiana 2016, is searching for a highly motivated, full time Director of Communication with proficient skills in…

  • Social Media
  • Writing and Speaking
  • Social Networking
  • Internet Research
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Photography

The Director of Communication will….

  • Assist with issue framing and campaign messaging
  • Identify, connect and grow a statewide network of campaign communication allies
  • Create and disseminate daily messages via social and traditional media outlets
  • Conduct semi-annual surveys to assess campaign outcomes
  • Monitor and respond (or solicit a response) to misleading “spin” by the fossil fuel and factory farm industries through a rapid-response Stand Up for Science team.
  • Launch and coordinate the “Healthy Hoosiers 50/50 Climate Protection Pledge” campaign

Personal Qualifications…

  • Must be very concerned about climate change with a strong desire to make a difference
  • Must be available on short notice, if needed, some weekends, occasional evenings and overnight trips within Indiana (Will need a car)
  • Must live in or be willing to move to central Indiana
  • Must be comfortable with both electronic and face-to-face communication
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience
  • Must be able to give and receive feedback as well as set and keep deadlines
  • Must be willing to help develop and carry out agreed upon tasks
  • Must be able to live on a modest salary (Something like a two year stint with the Peace Corps)
  • Must show evidence of familiarity with the Sustainable Indiana 2016 website, the Earth Charter and Naomi Klein’s newest book, This Changes Everything
  • Must have respect for people of all races, religions, ages, genders, gender preferences, income levels and educational attainments

Send resume and cover letter before January 31, 2015 to:

John Gibson, State Coordinator
Sustainable Indiana 2016 (a Bicentennial Initiative of Earth Charter Indiana)
5409 Love Lane
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Or you can email your resume and cover letter to: .

 

Operation Megaphone

The goal of OM is to sharply reduce GHG emissions (CO2 and methane) in Indiana through a relentless information- action campaign that changes personal behaviors and produces a public outcry for alternatives to fossil-based energy and fossil-based agriculture.

Strategies to achieve the goal include:

  • Hiring someone with skills and experience to lead the campaign*
  • Articulating the negative consequences of inaction and the positive benefits of a fossil free economy
  • Collaborating with scientists, elected officials, educators, civic leaders, philanthropists, public safety personnel, health professionals, activists, journalists, artists, farmers, retirees, celebrities, parents, students, business and faith leaders to amplify the urgency and hope of a speedy transition to fossil-free communities
  • Educating about opportunities for direct actions such as non-violent sit-ins, rallies, blockades, pickets, boycotts, divestments and civil disobedience if and when necessary to protect our children’s and our planet’s future well being
  • Promoting public and private investment in solar manufacturing jobs
  • Working with Mayors and Town Managers across Indiana to adopt Climate Action Plans
  • Launching a massive “Healthy Hoosiers 50/50 Climate Protection Pledge” campaign around the two largest producers of GHGs and the two greatest threats to safe and sufficient water going forward**
*Job Description

  • Assist with issue framing and campaign messaging
  • Identify, connect and grow a statewide network of campaign communication allies
  • Create and disseminate daily messages via social and traditional media outlets
  • Conduct semi-annual surveys to assess campaign outcomes
  • Monitor and respond (or solicit a response) to bogus-science propaganda by the fossil fuel and commercial agricultural industries through a “Stand Up for Science” ready-response team
  • Initiate and coordinate the “Healthy Hoosiers 50/50 Climate Protection Pledge” campaign

**The “Healthy Hoosiers 50/50 Climate Protection Pledge” would look something like this:

  • I will reduce my meat consumption to at least 50% of the national average and then eat only grass-fed meat.
  • I will reduce my carbon footprint to be equal to or less than 50% of the national average.
  • I will vote for candidates that support these values.