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World Wildlife Fund seeks media associate

 
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The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and inspiring American’s to care for our wild places since 1935, seeks a highly creative and skilled communications professional to join its team.
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Description:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Media Associate. Under the direction of the supervisor, the Media Associate works to implement public relations tactics, including proactive media relations, to advance WWF’s wildlife conservation priorities.

  1. Supports the implementation of comprehensive, integrated, and proactive communications strategies and tactics to promote and support WWF’s goals related to wildlife conservation, including work on wildlife poaching and trafficking, habitat loss, and other key threats to priority species. Identifies audiences, messages, approaches, and other key communications elements, including key activities, deliverables, and timetables.
  2. Under the guidance of the Sr. Specialist, drafts story pitches, press releases, op-eds, and other communications materials.
  3. Proactively engages members of the news media to pitch events and story ideas, and reactively fields incoming media requests.
  4. Supports digital activities, including social media, content creation, placement of content on third-party platforms, and influencer engagement.
  5. Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with journalists, editors, producers, and other key members of the news media. Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with key internal and external partners, and with other WWF teams across the organization.
  6. May travel to field programs, other WWF offices, corporate headquarters, and other locations both domestically and internationally.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Candidate must have 2 years of professional experience either in public relations or communications; OR in conservation with demonstrated communication skills
  • Strong writing skills are essential.
  • A background in communications related to environmental issues or other scientific fields is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects; create and implement tactics on tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, especially relationship management skills and the ability to work productively across diverse teams, cultures, and contexts.
  • Experience using multiple digital and social media platforms.
  • Strong organizational/analytical skills.
  • Highly-motivated, self-starter who knows how to take projects and run with them.
  • Must be willing/able to travel internationally on occasion.
  • Must possess appreciation and enthusiasm for conservation.

 
To Apply:

  • Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application.
  • Submit cover letter and resume to http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #16018
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.
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