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Program Manager, Energy

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About Us

Codeword is a communication design agency that helps brands create breakthrough comms, content, and community experiences.

We’re a fast-moving team of writers, editors, designers, strategists, videographers, PR mavens, and even a few traditional marketers.

Our incredible roster of big and small tech clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We’re storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose.

Codeword is a remote-first agency, though we have physical offices in NYC and SF that we won’t make you visit.

About You

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience coordinating public strategy and operations for organizations, such as public engagement, partnership development, stakeholder engagement, communications, marketing, or PR
  • 8+ years of copywriting and/or editorial experience
  • Work experience in the energy, sustainability, or technology industries
  • Experience coordinating with or working for organizations that manage events with external speakers, particularly related to the clean energy industry
  • Experience working with senior leadership, C-Suite, and/or executives
  • Ability to manage, influence, and persuade others without direct authority
  • Experience drafting talking points, slides, FAQs, and prepared remarks
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage complex strategic and operational initiatives
  • Ability to anticipate problems and proactively develop solutions

About This Role

This embedded role will be based remotely and will work closely with Google’s Economic and Community Development (ECD) Content team under the Energy and Location Strategy (ELS) team. The role will interact cross-functionally with many teams across the Google Data Center (GDC) organization and the broader Google organization, such as Sustainability, Climate, Strategic Negotiators, Public Affairs, Policy, Public Relations/Communications, and more. 

The Program Manager will play a crucial role in developing and advancing an ELS public storytelling strategy, including how the organization engages with industry audiences and the general public in the energy, sustainability and AI/ML space. The Strategist will help advise the team and broader organization on public events strategy, such as conferences, panels, speeches, events, and more. This role will interface with GDC senior leadership to advise on event participation, communications, logistics, personal branding, and more.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Write and edit technical copy for a variety of communication materials, including case studies, white papers, blog posts, prepared remarks, FAQs and social media. 
  • Develops, collaborates on, and prepares presentations and other content for senior leadership. Manages the editing and clearance process for content geared toward public audiences.
  • Project manage the development of content such as videos and infographics. 
  • Conduct research on energy-related topics and stay up-to-date on industry trends.
  • Work with other members of the ELS Content Team to develop and execute campaigns.
  • Proofread and edit all text copy for accuracy and clarity.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the company’s brand voice and style guide.
  • Coordinates with senior leadership and team members on effective strategies for impactful public engagement, such as event participation and keynote opportunities. 
  • Briefs senior leadership in advance of events on participation, logistics, networking, travel, and prepared content
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with other teams on awards applications, particularly in the areas of clean energy and sustainability

Your Compensation

People –  that’s you! – are the heart of our business, and we believe in pay transparency.

Our budget for this role is $125,000 – $160,000 depending on experience.

Codeword Benefits

  • Flexible work hours
  • Minimum 20 days paid vacation annually
  • 401k + financial wellness support
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, life, pet, mental health services)
  • Home office allowance
  • Bi-annual Wellness Credits
  • Monthly Technology Credit (to offset internet / phone costs)
  • Comprehensive Parental Leave Policy

A few more things you should know about Codeword

  • The Codeword dream: Make good money doing work you care about with people you like.
  • We love our clients (they write the checks!), which means maintaining a high bar for the creativity, smarts, responsiveness, and communication skills we offer them.
  • We’re around 100 people, big enough to handle large-scale marketing programs, small enough that you’ll have an impact on our culture.
  • We’re a friendly team, we look after each other, and we grow our careers together.
  • We respect everyone’s personal life. After-hours emails are strongly frowned upon, night and weekend work is very rare, and employees are encouraged to pursue their side-hustles.
  • We’re all grownups here, and we trust each other to get the work done, whether at home or in an office or a time zone on the other side of the world.
  • We believe in defaulting to openness. Our calendars, our salary tiers, and our doors are open for all to see. (Except for secret client stuff, which we guard with our lives.)
  • We’re a proud member of the global WE Communications family.
  • Equal Opportunity: Codeword provides equal employment opportunity and doesn’t discriminate against employees or applicants because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Codeword works hard to foster a diverse team and an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

We aren’t a traditional agency, so we like to hire people who don’t necessarily fit the agency mold or check all the “right” boxes. If you’re on the fence about applying, please do!