The Communications Manager is invaluable. Communicating the stories of our conservation successes and relaying the importance and urgency of environmental protection are hallmarks of this position. Going out in the field—when possible—to learn firsthand from our scientists and partners, participating in strategic communications meetings and creative brainstorms; this is ideal for a person who loves to write, report, and collaborate with team members who are equal parts dedicated, smart, committed, and enthusiastic about bringing to life the mission of The Nature Conservancy. The Communications Manager writes and edits a variety of communications materials, in addition to media relations, strategic communications, some social media work and managing regular communications pieces such as newsletters and webinars. As a media liaison and communications manager for the state’s chapter, this role is a key position on the marketing team, and as such it presents opportunities for creativity, storytelling and significant contributions.
The Communications Manager is responsible for implementing and managing communication and media tactics as outlined in approved strategies and plans. They help facilitate ongoing communication between all parts of the globally dispersed marketing division internal and external stakeholders and reporters—and identifies communication and media needs and opportunities within the purview. They help develop broad strategic communications plans, key messages and talking points, as needed. They research, write and distribute a wide variety of communication materials including but not limited to: op-eds, news releases, web articles, webinars and social media posts as directed in program marketing plans. The Communications Manager employs a variety of tactics to communicate goals, objectives and mission. They actively identify target audiences and cultivates media contacts on a local and national level. They will work on events and executive visibility for the state’s chapter as needed. They may develop and foster relationships with internal and external partners.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- Serves as the team lead on assigned communication and/or media initiatives
- Works directly with reporters to pitch chapter’s stories to and respond to inbound media requests
- Works closely with marketing team members to ensure our projects are aligned with our internal editorial content strategy as well as conservation goals and objectives
- Manages and implements communications projects to raise our visibility in key markets as appropriate: Producing webinars or managing outside events as is appropriate and/ or safe; overseeing content for and production of our monthly e-newsletter; contributing social media content
- Collaborates with the chapter’s staff and marketing team to manage reputational risk issues—including drafting talking points, holding statements and other communications materials as necessary
- Responsibility and accountability for meeting assigned project goals and objectives.
- Resolves issues independently within a program area
- Opportunity to act independently within program goals
- May work with vendors/other parties to execute projects/deliverables
- Write various materials for the State Director, including op-eds, proposals and other pieces as they’re assigned.