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Storyteller

Location: Anytown, USA

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

 

The Storyteller will exert tremendous influence in shaping The Recycling Partnership’s external storylines and executing relevant aspects of the organization’s Marketing and Communications plan.

The successful Partner will be a highly organized self-starter, an effective listener, a persuasive writer, an exceptional communicator, and a visionary who is passionate about finding creative and innovative ways to shape messaging and tell The Partnership’s story along with stories of collaborative partnerships solving for circularity.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications and working collaboratively across various workstreams, the Storyteller will use data-driven approaches and best practices to plan for, tell, promote, and measure our case studies, blog posts, reports, guides, and other related communications. They will assist with other copywriting and copyediting as needed.

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WHO YOU ARE:

We’re inclusive, so be [and bring] yourself! We celebrate and support the differences that make each of us unique and appreciate the culture-add that each new Partner brings to our organization. Since the team works across the full recycling value chain with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, this job will be well suited to you if you:

  • Are an exceptional communicator as well as a skilled and compelling storyteller.
  • Possess the ability to simultaneously plan, track, and collaborate on multiple projects and assignments.
  • Have excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Are a team player with the ability to work independently and adapt to change and transition.
  • Have the ability to understand multiple audiences’ interests, value propositions, and calls to action.
  • Are a good listener with the ability to actively listen to stakeholders, cultivating a reputation as an honest broker of communication and trusted advisor.
  • Regularly seek creative and innovative ways of engaging audiences
  • Passionate, humble, mission-driven, and self-directed.

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WHAT WE WILL TRUST YOU WITH – and how you will use your strengths.

Storytelling (85%)

  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to identify potential storylines and messaging that support The Recycling Partnership’s strategic plan and the Marketing and Communications strategy
  • Planning, crafting, telling, promoting, and measuring case studies, blog posts, reports, guides, and other related communications
  • Assisting in the creation of video scripts and storyboards, infographics, and other visual elements that enhance the internal and external culture, brand, and desired narrative
  • Copywriting or copyediting documents, including reports, talking points, press releases, blog posts, guides and other forms of messaging

Learning & Teaching/Professional Development / Upskill (10%)

  • Regularly seeking opportunities to improve skills and strengths through professional development opportunities
  • Providing teaching and educational opportunities to others based on subject-matter expertise

Administrative (5%)

  • Attending relevant team meetings, trainings, and discussions both digitally and in-person
  • Managing all expenses, business logistics for travel, and workspace
  • Other duties as assigned

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AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE – things that matter most for this role

  • Proven track record of turning ideas into action and measurable results
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to plan, track, and collaborate on multiple projects and assignments
  • Effective listener and persuasive writer
  • Skilled storyteller and exceptional communicator
  • Ability to understand unique audiences and tailor messaging appropriately
  • Desire to learn and grow in and with an organization
  • Four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • A Minimum of 3+ years in writing, journalism, or other relevant forms of storytelling
  • Personal alignment with our Core Values

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 WHO WE ARE:

The Recycling Partnership is a rapidly growing, action-focused nonprofit solving for circularity. We mobilize people, data, and solutions across the value chain to unlock the environmental and economic benefits of recycling and a circular economy. We work on the ground with thousands of communities to transform underperforming recycling programs; we partner with companies to achieve packing circularity, increase access to recycled materials, and meet sustainability commitments; and we work with government to develop policy solutions to address the systemic needs of our residential recycling system and advance a circular economy. We foster public-private partnerships and drive positive change at every step of the recycling and circularity process. Since 2014, we have diverted 500 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 968 million gallons of water, avoided more than 500,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and driven significant reductions in targeted contamination rates.

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HOW WE WORK:

We are actively committed to our Core Values and what they stand for: Act with Intention & Integrity; Embrace Change & Drive Action; Partnership is Part of our Name for a Reason, Play Well with Others; Pursue Growth and Learning; Have Fun; Be your Whole Self, Take Time to Reflect and Dream and finally Stand Up and Speak out for Equity and Inclusion. We have a fast-paced culture of innovation, compassion, integrity, and continual learning that does not just exist, but is continuously cultivated so that we always remain employee-focused.