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Researcher and Communications Manager – Energy and Policy Institute

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$70,000 - $80,000

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Jun 23, 2021

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Researcher and Communications Manager – Energy and Policy Institute
Location: Flexible within the U.S.
Experience: Deep experience in energy advocacy, research, journalism or politics


Summary: The Energy and Policy Institute is seeking a new team member who can help us hold the companies that are blocking climate and renewable energy progress accountable for their actions. The Researcher and Communications Manager will lead our investigations in a handful of key states and work closely with allies and reporters to expose efforts to undermine climate and clean energy progress and perpetuate energy injustice.


About EPI: EPI is a watchdog group that exposes the anti-clean energy, anti-democracy behavior of fossil fuel companies, utilities, and their lobbying and public relations machines. Our team provides communities with the information they need to hold corporations and policymakers accountable when they advocate for cleaner and fairer energy systems.


We are a small, nimble and growing team. The position’s exact responsibilities are flexible and will be determined in part by the experience and skillset of the candidate.


You might be a great candidate if you have the following demonstrable knowledge, skills and/or experience:

  • Following money trails, filing public records requests, and digging through government records and datasets.
  • Distilling and communicating complex information in succinct ways that maximize impact on the political environment.
  • Working with journalists to pitch stories and provide relevant information.
  • Writing a short blog in an afternoon, or a comprehensive report over a period of months.
  • An understanding of the basics of energy systems, including the electric power sector and oil and gas production and transportation. Technical expertise is not necessary, but a savvy assessment of the political dynamics around energy is a must.
  • An understanding of how energy systems contribute to inequity and injustice, particularly with regard to historically marginalized communities (including Black and Indigenous communities, other communities of color, and low-income communities), and can articulate why an equitable, just and rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy is crucial.
  • Ability to work independently. Our team is distributed; we collaborate and support each other, but each of us is responsible for creating and executing our own work plans without much supervision.
  • Ability to learn on the job is essential.
  • You have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in previous jobs or daily life.

More about EPI


We are a passionate, fun and supportive team on a mission to accelerate climate progress and to create more equitable and just energy systems. We value our relationships with each other, hard work and a high level of impact.


This position offers competitive benefits: health, vision, and dental insurance; life and disability insurance; a generous vacation package; three months of paid parental leave.


The Energy and Policy Institute is funded by charitable foundations. We do not receive funding from corporations or trade associations.


The Energy and Policy Institute values a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage people who identify as women, people of color, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities to apply.


Salary range: $70,000 to $80,000


To apply: Please submit an application (including resume and cover letter) within the Google Form below by July 20.


Apply within this Google Form.


We will be in touch by no later than July 23 to let you know the status of your application and to communicate further steps in our hiring process.


The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not rules, and if you have most of the qualifications listed we encourage you to apply! Experience can refer to paid and unpaid work. Applying gives you an opportunity to be considered.


If you have any questions, please email

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