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JOB: Communications coordinator

 to implement their communications strategy. The CSF is one of the most respected and trusted organizations in the political arena promoting, protecting, and advancing the rights of hunters and anglers, and is the leader in providing access and a voice for sportsmen with elected officials, natural resource management agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations, and sportsmen-allied industry groups across the nation.
Weekly responsibilities of the communications coordinator will include writing and placing press releases, providing media outreach to both mainstream and outdoor media, and managing content of the CSF website and social media outlets. This position is also responsible for building a database and cultivating relationships with media, supporting the outreach team with professional branding, editing the weekly and bi-weekly newsletters and coordinating interview opportunities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required and knowledge of the legislative process are recommended. This position requires a resourceful, self-motivating and creative thinker, who will work closely and collaborate with fellow staff members.
Responsibilities:

  • Produce and distribute newsletters on a weekly and biweekly basis;
  • Write and distribute timely and topical press releases (2-3 releases per week on average);
    • Coordinate with federal and state policy teams to develop and distribute
  • Write media advisories and legislative issue updates;
  • Maintain and perform all updates for the CSF website;
    • Make timely and regular updates to the website to maintain the goal of the site being a “one-stop shop” for all hunting and angling policy information.
    • Work with the development team and policy team to maintain current information
  • Maintain and coordinate social media sites (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Work with graphic designers and other creative service resources to create marketing materials that are on message and adhere to the graphic standards of CSF

Primary requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications or related field
  • Ability to manage Web content management system, Constant Contact, and social media accounts
  • Ability to work independently and with the policy and outreach teams
  • Excellent proof reading, editing, and written and oral communication skills
  • Interest and support of hunting, fishing, and professional wildlife management issues.

Additional preferred skills:

  • Photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop or other photo editing programs
  • Familiarity with website design
  • Able to manage internal IT and Blackberry issues

Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications, generous benefits package including health, dental, life, and 401k.
To apply: Email cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Kelli Wagner at kelli@sportsmenslink.org by May 9.

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