Position Title: Communications Manager
Departments: Communications
Reports to: Vice President of Communications

Position Description

The Communications Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Communications and will work collaboratively across the organization to enhance ACORE’s visibility and impact on cross-cutting renewable energy business and policy issues.

We are looking for a talented, detail-oriented communicator who can deliver compelling, creative, timely content on the renewable sector, ACORE and its members. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and media relations experience, knowledge of the energy industry and legislative/regulatory processes are a plus. This position is based in Washington, D.C. ACORE has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework.

ACORE believes in a healthy work environment and has a COVID Vaccination Policy in place. All employees must be fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot to work in our offices.

Key job duties

• Write, edit and proofread a wide variety of written content (e.g. press releases, media advisories, executive quotes, op-eds, blogs, newsletters, talking points)
• Pitch media and serve as a point of contact for incoming press inquiries
• Manage ACORE’s press lists, working in close coordination with the Vice President of Communications
• Monitor industry and member news
• Oversee production of ACORE’s daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters
• Draft and schedule compelling content as needed for ACORE’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and website
• Help develop and maintain project timelines
• Ensure that content produced by ACORE aligns with the organization’s voice and brand
• Supervise interns on best practices, departmental procedures and protocols
• Perform other tasks and miscellaneous support duties as assigned

Required skills and knowledge

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English or relevant field
• 5+ years of PR/media relations experience, preferably at a mission-driven nonprofit, trade association, public relations agency, government office or clean energy company
• Superb writing, editing, and proofreading skills (AP style) and a demonstrated ability to translate complex information into clean, concise and engaging copy
• Facility to adapt to change and prioritize multiple tasks effectively under deadline pressure
• The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, approaching issues with an objective mindset
• Experience with media monitoring tools (e.g. Muckrack, Sprout Social, Google Analytics) and email marketing platforms (e.g. Mailchimp) preferred
• Knowledge of WordPress, Canva, Salesforce, and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus


ACORE is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


• Quality Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, fully covered by the employer
• 401(k), with a 5% employer contribution each pay period
• Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
• Hybrid work schedule
• Generous PTO & Sick Leave Policy
• Parental Leave for all parents to bond when new children enter a family


The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 – $90,000.

Application Instructions

Applicants will have to submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Please click on the following link to apply: https://acore.applytojob.com/apply/AjUyDl4zxx/Communications-Manager


Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. ACORE is the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies, including developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, major corporate renewable energy buyers, grid technology providers, utilities, professional service firms, colleges and universities and allied nonprofit groups. ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening leaders across key constituencies, facilitating partnerships, educating federal and state legislators and agency officials on important policies, publishing research and analysis on pressing issues, and undertaking strategic outreach on the policies and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth. Additional information is available at:


Internship applications are welcome from students and recent graduates who are committed to making renewable energy the focus of their career paths. All ACORE internships are paid. 

Intern program participants engage in research, writing, and cross-departmental assistance based on their interests and the organization’s current focus. ACORE interns are also responsible for the development and presentation of an individual research project. This project focuses the intern’s attention and knowledge on a facet of the renewable energy industry, preparing them to seek career opportunities in that area. Interns work on their presentations by researching a topic of their choosing and interviewing members of the renewable energy sector, as well as potential employers, through personal introductions by staff and networking opportunities.

The Ørsted Mentorship Program

ACORE is committed to social and economic justice as part of the transition to a greener future, and is actively working to cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity within the renewable energy sector. To this end, we have partnered with Ørsted to connect select interns with an industry mentor who will serve as a resource for them during and after the ACORE internship. For more information on the Ørsted mentorship program, please contact Mario Da Silva at dasilva@acore.org.


Interns support the ACORE departments listed below:

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to intern@acore.org. In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of career paths are of interest to you. Please indicate the specific ACORE department(s) for which you are applying.

Intern Session Timelines

Deadline to apply for Fall 2022 semester: July 8, 2022

Deadline to apply for Spring 2023 semester: November 4, 2022

Deadline to apply for Summer 2023 semester: March 3, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply? Internship applications are welcome from rising seniors, new graduates and graduate students personally committed to making renewable energy the focus of their future career. We welcome applications from many majors, and from all U.S. universities. Please note that ACORE does not assist with obtaining visas to work/study in the U.S.

Where will you intern? ACORE’s office is based in Washington, D.C. At this time, we anticipate a virtual/telework format for internships.

Are the internships full-time or part-time? Internships are customized to individual interns’ schedules. Most interns work with ACORE for 2 or 3 days of the week for up to 10 weeks. All of ACORE’s interns are expected to work part-time.

Is this a paid program?  Yes, ACORE internships are paid. Upon approval of your internship application, we’ll discuss compensation details.