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NOTE: These positions are only open to current Yale University students (grad and undergrad).  Preference is given to YSE students. YPCCC supports a diverse and inclusive workplace and climate change movement. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the corresponding contact person listed below with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. 

 

 

 

Yale Climate Connections Social Media Graphics Lead 

Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting about climate change. We’re looking for a student to promote the service on social media and engage the current audience with an eye toward growth and deeper interaction. 

Tasks:

  • Source and/or design images for each episode, for use on social media and the YCC site
  • Develop and maintain reporting on social media performance

Preferred Skills:

  • Interest in content marketing, photography, or graphic design
  • Experience managing social media accounts a plus
  • Familiarity with image sourcing and editing a plus

Ideal for:

Individuals with a strong interest in content marketing, visual storytelling, or non-profit journalism, especially those passionate for finding new ways to communicate the reality of climate change through design.

Hrs per week: 3-5 

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

Social Media Manager

This role is established to be both a partner to our social media manager and the chief editor on our post graphics. This role is ideal for first-year F&ES students who are interested in helping develop YPCCC’s brand and identity.

Tasks:

  • Responsible for oversight of graphics drafted by the student team
  • Suggest edits to post, image, and video graphics drafted by student team members
  • Ensure adherence to and guides development of YPCCC brand standards
  • Work collaboratively with social media manager to help coordinate the YPCCC social team

Preferred Skills:

  • An eye for detail and a knack for simple, effective design
  • Experience in design, comms, or social media role a big plus
  • Familiarity with brand design principles a plus

Ideal for:

Visually-minded communicators who are passionate about editing, with an interest in growing as managers and leaders.

Hrs per week: 8-10

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

Deputy Social Media Manager

This role is established to be both a partner to our Deputy Social Media Manager and the chief editor on our posts. This role is ideal for second-year F&ES students who are interested in helping develop YPCCC’s brand and identity.

Tasks:

  • Responsible for oversight and edits of social media posts drafted by the student team
  • Suggest copy edits to team’s posts. Alongside Deputy Social Media Manager, helps edit images, videos, and graphics drafted by student team members when needed.
  • Ensure adherence to and guides development of YPCCC brand standards
  • Work with content creators to ensure the YPCCC brand voice is accurate.
  • Work collaboratively with Deputy Social Media Manager to help coordinate the YPCCC social team

Preferred Skills:

  • Writing, copywriting, and/or editing experience 
  • Experience in comms, copywriting, or social media role a big plus

Ideal for:

Copy-minded communicators who are passionate about editing, with an interest in growing as managers and leaders.

Hrs per week: 8-10

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

Social Media Content Creator

This team suggests and drafts posts about climate change for large social media audiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. YPCCC research is relevant to many categories of current events, from renewable energy to extreme weather, and our social media producers help put the news of the day in context.

Tasks:

  • Draft 3-5 social media posts and tweets per assigned day for YPCCC online properties
  • Create graphics using Canva
  • Respond to breaking news and keep an eye on the latest climate change stories

Preferred Skills:

  • Attention to detail and strong writing skills
  • Experience managing a Facebook page, Instagram page, or professional Twitter account is a plus
  • Awareness of best practices and trends in social media content
  • Digital design and data visualization / infographic creation experience

Ideal for:

Somebody with less time on their hands who still wants to contribute to the YPCCC program. Those who are plugged into the news on climate change and eager to help show how our work relates. Digital novices who want to learn by doing.

Hrs per week: 3-5

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

Instagram Content Creator

We’re looking for a team member to help develop our presence on IG.

Tasks:

  • Develop IG posts, and stories around our research
  • Maintain a regular posting schedule, particularly with stories
  • Create and update reporting

Preferred Skills:

  • Graphic design and image sourcing
  • Previous experience managing brand Instagram a plus

Ideal for:

Visually-minded communicators interested in exploring how we can tell the story of climate change through imagery

Hrs per week: 3-5

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

Community Manager

YPCCC maintains a presence on multiple digital platforms, from Instagram to Twitter.  We are looking for someone to help create and foster digital relationships on these channels.

Tasks:

  • Monitor and manage comments on the program’s Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.
  • Respond to, and maintain relationships, with well-known figures in the climate space, especially on Twitter.
  • Reshare and repost relevant content. 
  • Proactively share relevant research and resources with leading climate communicators.

Preferred Skills:

  • Attention to detail and strong writing skills
  • In depth knowledge of the climate space and key figures within it
  • Awareness of best practices and trends in social media content

Hrs per week: 5-8 

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

TikTok Content Creator

We’re looking for a team member to help create, develop, and maintain a presence on TikTok.

Tasks & Projects:

  • Develop a TikTok account and strategy
  • Create posts and/or live broadcasts based on our research
  • Maintain a regular posting schedule
  • Connect with other climate figures on the platform
  • Create and update reporting

Preferred Skills:

  • Graphic design, video editing or production, and/or on-camera experience
  • Previous experience managing brand social media channel a plus

Ideal for:

Visually-minded communicators interested in exploring how we can tell the story of climate change through TikTok. Enterprising climate advocates interested in helping communicators better understand the platform’s role in climate.

Hrs per week: 4-6

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

To apply to the above positions, please send cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu.

 

Strategic Environmental Communication Speaker Series Coordinator

This role will support the development and execution of a Yale Center for Environmental Communication speaker series that brings in inspiring practitioners of environmental communication that 1) model how to build public and political will to address environmental challenges and 2) equips students with the skills to engage in strategic communication themselves to solve environmental problems.  Potential topics for the series will include: transformational organizing; data visualization; strategic campaigning; digital strategies; translating cutting edge environmental scholarship for a public interested in solutions. The student will contribute to shaping the series’ direction.

This student will assist in the development of this workshop or speaker series by contributing to the shaping of the series’ theme, identifying & recruiting speakers and workshop leaders, drafting copy for and conducting advertising to recruit audiences at Yale and externally, coordinating logistics for in-person and online events, and writing and posting articles that capture the takeaways from each event.  Please direct any questions about this opportunity to lisa.fernandez@yale.edu. 

Hrs per week: 5-8

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to lisa.fernandez@yale.edu. 

 

Digital Content Editor

This role is largely editorial in nature and requires excellent writing and an understanding of and interest in climate change. The student will:

  • Draft online content including blog posts and other copy for the YPCCC website, 
  • restructure content, usually public reports of new YPCCC research, for different formats including email and the website, 
  • recruit pitches for written pieces relating to YPCCC research findings from students for the YPCCC blog and coordinate, edit and post accepted submissions
  • Have some knowledge of SEO
  • Manage incoming inquiries for YPCCC’s general email account

Hrs per week: 3-5

Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to lisa.fernandez@yale.edu.