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Communications Manager, California - Full Time

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Wilderness Society
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Wilderness Society: We are the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. You can visit thier site for more details on their jobs. For similar wilderness roles check out our ecology and wildlife section at environmentjobs.com
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The Wilderness Society is working to achieve a comprehensive wildlands designations plan that focuses on a large-scale approach, creates new solutions to public land conservation debates, and increases the relevancy of wild places among key constituents, decision makers, and communities throughout the country. This position supports The Wilderness Society’s designations program work, focusing in particular on field campaigns strategically designed to enhance protection of national public lands through a variety of designations methods including legislation, Presidential action, and federal agency land management planning. 

**This position is located in our Los Angeles, CA office. No relocation assistance provided.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities 
  • Leading and participating in the development of issue-based communications strategies, message research and development, and campaign planning (in close collaboration with the organization’s regional director,  campaign staff, other communications staff, and coalition partners);
  • Initiating and maintaining excellent working relationships with key members of the media, with travel in the region to develop those relationships as needed;
  • Working closely with local and regional partners and coalitions, often leading communication strategy development and execution;
  • Developing new messengers, through outreach and training, to effectively deliver conservation messages from diverse constituencies;
  • Participating in outreach, coalition and collaborative meetings, as well as public meetings on various issues as needed;
  • Building partnerships with key stakeholders around campaign issues to maximize communications and outreach efforts;
  • Assisting TWS staff with media outreach, including handling breaking news and developing story concepts;
  • Crafting a variety of messaging and outreach materials that fit different campaigns accordingly, including op-eds, letters to the editor, media releases, advisories, statements, brochures, website content, and briefing packages for print and broadcast media, and paid media;
  • Coordinating with TWS staff and outside consultants/vendors in support of assigned programs;
  • Managing budgets for applicable communications efforts;
  • Collaborating closely with TWS’ digital communications team to help develop content to support campaign and field work; and
  • Tracking media clips relevant to campaign and field work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 
  • 5+ years of related professional experience;
  • Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, especially in public relations, public involvement, or advocacy settings;
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with both traditional and new media (including social media);
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accurately under deadline;
  • Experience developing communications strategies in collaborative settings with diverse interests a plus;
  • Familiarity with public lands conservation issues, and climate and/or energy issues a plus, along with organizational branding, reputation and crisis management experience;
  • Ability to travel for campaign meetings and to develop media/reporter relationships;
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred;
  • Video production skills a plus;
  • Proficiency with graphic design applications a plus.
The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
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