Director, Strategic Communications (Energy & Sustainability)

17 May, 2021


Director, Strategic Communications (Energy & Sustainability)

Finsbury Glover Hering North America
Washington, DC/New York, NY

The Glover Park Group (GPG), a leading strategic communications and government relations firm, is seeking an experienced communications professional to join the firm’s Strategic Communications practice. This position is within the practice’s Energy & Sustainability group and can be based in either our Washington, DC or New York, NY offices.


  • Serve as day-to-day, client-facing communications lead on a diverse roster of climate, energy, sustainability, environmental justice, conservation and infrastructure accounts
  • Lead media outreach campaigns by leveraging media relationships and strong understanding of how to earn media coverage; interact on a daily basis with trade-specific and general press
  • Possess strong understanding of the appropriate use of earned versus owned media and advise clients on strategy
  • Craft and deliver persuasive messaging and related collateral materials, simplifying complex scientific, legislative, regulatory, legal or other general issues
  • Project management, including workplans, setting and meeting deadlines, and monitoring of account budgets and needs
  • Display keen understanding of broader societal and policy trends in energy, climate and sustainability
  • Demonstrate strong client-relations skills – responsive, professional, helpful
  • React quickly to emerging issues, urgent client requests and challenging media environment.
  • Contribute to firm’s new business process and efforts
  • Work with other GPG divisions to deliver integrated services (from government relations and advertising to content development and public opinion research)


  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and minimum of 6-10 years of relevant communications experience, preferably within the energy, climate, environmental NGO or sustainability sectors
  • Capitol Hill/corporate communications experience not required, but preferred
  • Experience with developing and managing integrated communications campaigns, drawing from multiple disciplines including media relations, social media, advertising, and public opinion research, in-house or at a public relations agency
  • Experience working with reporters and established media contacts
  • Strong strategic thinker with understanding of how larger economic and public policy landscape impacts clients’ communications abilities and needs; creativity to develop new tactics and storylines
  • Ambition for sourcing and/or successfully leading efforts to obtain new business
  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication, teamwork and collegiality within a tight-knit team

Job posted: 2021-05-17