Manager, Sustainability Communications

13 Nov, 2022


Manager, Sustainability Communications

American Chemistry Council
Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for supporting development of strategy and internal/external outreach materials, including providing high-level writing, research and social media support, to promote the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) communications efforts around sustainability, product safety and market outreach. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Sustainability and Market Outreach Communications.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help drive strategy and manage content and material development in support of ACC sustainability, product safety and market outreach initiatives, including developing web copy, by-lined trade stories, feature stories/blog posts, press releases, fact sheets, infographics, PowerPoint presentations and other relevant materials.
  • Creates original, science-based written content for ACC web sites (,, and helps to develop blog and feature story ideas for long-term web content planning.
  • Develops content to share information on ACC member sustainability actions and progress on sustainability initiatives.
  • Develops, manages and executes an editorial calendar for web sites and trade publication content development.
  • Develops and manages social media content for
  • Working with outside vendors and internal experts, measures and analyzes web site traffic, presenting key metrics to internal stakeholders, as well as monitors social media activity on key issues including chemicals in consumer products, and others topics for purposes of providing fact-based assessments of the external environment for ACC advocacy.
  • Helps manage communications content and digital advertising promotions for targeted audiences, as well as supports the team with developing concise, attractive, interesting promotional materials, as needed.
  • Acquire a working knowledge of ACC sustainability priorities, as well as issues and activities within the Communications department. Work closely with Value Chain Communications colleagues, Web team and outside vendors to plan content-appropriate social media strategies.
  • Participates in communications, sustainability and market outreach internal and external meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field.
  • Five years of experience in writing, issues advocacy, social media, web analytics, media relations or relevant field.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write quickly, creatively and communicate complex, technical information.
  • Demonstrated research and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style guidelines.
  • Experience with social media tools and engaging with online stakeholders (bloggers, influencers, etc.)
  • Experience writing in the science or health fields and the ability to translate and communicate technical information about chemistry to lay person audiences.
  • Ability to process technical and abstract verbal and written information.
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of projects with competing tasks/priorities.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, Google analytics and internet research skills


Preferred Qualifications

  •  Photoshop, InDesign and WordPress skills desired

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Job posted: 2022-11-13