Status: Full time | Reports to: Chief Communications and Operations Officer| Location: Remote
A fast-growing conservation organization seeks a proactive Marine Fisheries Communications Manager.
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is looking for a talented individual who will advance the TRCP’s voice and brand on critical marine fisheries issues, primarily on the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and working with other conservation groups on controlling aquatic invasive species. Using traditional newspaper and television media as well as social media, advocacy tools, and other communications tactics, this role will work with our marine fisheries campaign managers and broader communications staff to educate the public about conservation policy, drive online audiences to act, build and retain membership, and deepen engagement with media. The ideal candidate has experience in written and broadcast media, shows initiative and willingness to collaborate with partners, and is eager to further the organization’s work on forage fish conservation, Everglades restoration, and aquatic invasive species solutions.
Founded in 2002, the TRCP is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish. We do this by uniting and amplifying our partners’ voices to advance America’s legacy of conservation, habitat, and access.
The TRCP offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k, cell phone and home internet reimbursement, and ample paid time off.
- Working with campaign managers and partners, identify and strategize on specific opportunities to advance the TRCP’s marine fisheries communications goals.
- Project manage marine fisheries communications campaigns that push the TRCP’s policy priorities forward.
- Collaborate with the rest of the communications team to create, edit, and promote communications products focused on the TRCP’s marine fisheries work—including statements and outreach to the press, blogs, webpages, fact sheets, leave-behinds, op-eds, and social media posts.
- Prepare an annual communications plan that supports these objectives and increases the TRCP’s standing as a thought leader and policy expert in this space.
- Coordinate with the digital team to mobilize sportsmen and sportswomen to take action via targeted emails, online forms, and social media.
- Coordinate with partners, including by serving on partner communication coalitions.
- Develop relationships with national and local media, be a spokesperson for these campaigns, and work toward earned media coverage in a variety of outlets.
- Organize media events and interviews, promoting the TRCP’s professional team of experts.
- Use analytics to measure effectiveness of communications strategies and tactics, compiling such metrics in reports as needed.
- Be a thought partner with the entire TRCP Communications team.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES
- At least five years of experience in communications, including a portion of that time in policy or advocacy work.
- Ability to summarize complex policy issues and explain them through engaging content.
- Exceptional writing, editing, and storytelling skills; ability to reach audiences with an engaging take on science or political subject matters; ability to message inclusively in a way that resonates across political and geographic boundaries.
- Existing relationships with endemic and nonendemic media and experience pitching stories and interviews.
- Experience using email databases, content management systems, and website publishing platforms.
- Fluency with digital analytics, including reach, engagement, and audience growth.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Self-starter who can work remotely within a team that is spread out across the country.
- Adept at taking initiative, planning, following through, and collaborating with partners.
- Ability to focus in a fast-paced environment and pivot to the changing needs of the day.
- Knowledge of marine fisheries issues preferred.
- Experience working for a nonprofit is a plus.
- Enthusiasm for the outdoors, conservation, and/or hunting and fishing is a plus (but not required).
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365.
- The marine fisheries communications manager can be a remote position and will work closely with all members of the Communications team. This position reports to the Chief Communications and Operations Officer.
As a science-based organization, the TRCP requires that all employees show proof of vaccination against COVID 19.
The TRCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and those underrepresented in the conservation field are encouraged to apply. To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Marine Fisheries Communications Manager” to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.