Corporate Communications Manager
120-Communications and Events · Remote, Camden (Remote)
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain.
By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too.
For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community. At Textile Exchange, materials matter.
To learn more, visit TextileExchange.org.
Working at Textile Exchange
We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals. We work collaboratively on important environmental issues around the world by working and interacting with farming groups, processors, brands, retailers, and environmental experts in the textile and fashion industries around the world.
We offer an opportunity to join a cutting-edge global environmental nonprofit and to help strengthen the impact of our organization. Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more.
The Corporate Communications Manager will provide organizational support that ensures both internal and external communications reach Textile Exchange’s audience in a way that is timely, branded, engaging and in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
The Corporate Communications Manager will play an important and leading role in helping Textile Exchange protect and build its reputation, while proactively supporting the communications team to help achieve our mission of inspiring and equipping people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain and to, ultimately, protect and restore the environment and enhance lives.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Leading the creation, implementation and success measurement of a comprehensive, proactive corporate communications program that promotes Textile Exchange’s key corporate messages and supports the overall strategic aims of the organization.
- Support communications team with corporate media relations, including handling incoming corporate media queries.
- Support the communications team with the creation of positive business announcements and creative partnerships and campaigns, with a focus on Textile Exchange’s suite of Standards.
- Identify new and interesting opportunities for Textile Exchange to build its corporate reputation in global media and build relationships with a network of journalists.
- Create proactive high-quality briefing materials to support the CEO, Executive Team and the Board with media interviews and meetings, and all corporate-related internal briefing documents.
- Manage and coordinate critical communications for all external and internal stakeholders’ holders in crisis and issues management planning and implementation
What we’re looking for
- Experience in corporate PR (in-house/agency), working in standards or a related organization.
- Experience dealing with issues and crisis communications, including proactive communication guidance for executive team, the board, internal team, and key external stakeholder for critical issues.
- An in-depth understanding of the media with an excellent antenna for successful stories and a desire to work on topical impact issues which are at the top of the news agenda.
- A track-record of landing positive corporate coverage in global media and building successful campaigns which have made a genuine impact.
- You will be comfortable in communicating complex and sensitive issues to multiple senior partners, stakeholders (NGOs, brands, producers and supplier) and media.
- You will bring an existing network of media contacts to the role.
- Four-year college or university degree preferred.
- Excellent editing and writing skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent time management.
- Strong attention to details.
- Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PPT).
- Highly organized and dependable.
- Display the ability to work independently, take initiative and personal responsibility, and be accountable.
- Ability to work under strict deadlines.
- Ability to work with limited financial resources (experience working in a non-profit is a plus).
- Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines, while maintaining great attention to detail.
- Cultural sensitivity – able to communicate well with people from different parts of the world, able to manage difficult personalities, sensitive to differences in communication.
- Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate time zones and project deadlines.
- Experience working remotely and using various digital communication tools is a plus (Zoom, GoTo Meeting, etc).
- Interest in working for an ethical non-profit is a plus
· Reports to: Head of Communications
· Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week
· Location: Virtual/Remote
· Salary Range: 60,000-75,000USD
· Start Date: As Soon as Available
How to Apply
Please submit the following here:
· Cover Letter
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged.
Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.