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Employer:  Alaska Wilderness League.
Categories:  Sales/Marketing
Admin/Support
Other
Travel Required:  None
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  DC - District of Columbia
City:  Washington
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

Alaska Wilderness League is the only Washington, DC‐based environmental group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness‐quality lands and waters offshore in Alaska. Founded in 1993, the League is a 501(c)(3) organization that works at the federal level on a variety of issues affecting Alaska’s wild lands and waters. With headquarters in DC and staff in four offices in Alaska and across the country, the League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.
Position Summary: The League seeks a Communications Associate. This individual will contribute to all major communications activities as a key member and team player in the communications department, and will work closely with the communications team to provide communications strategies and support to the Alaska Wilderness League’s campaigns. This position reports to the Communications Director and is based in Washington, DC.
Responsibilities:
• With the Communications Director, develop communications goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics to build the League’s campaigns and long-term strength of the organization
• Support media outreach efforts, including pitching, maintaining media lists, developing talking points and press materials, organizing press conferences and briefings, coaching organizational spokespeople and producing media coverage reports
• Social media outreach and management
• Generate content for the League’s website
• Support production of print and online materials
• Serve as communications liaison with partner organizations
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in public relations, media advocacy, journalism, nonprofit communications or a related field, with an emphasis on direct media outreach
• Superb writing, editing and verbal communication skills
• Experience contributing to and maintaining social media channels
• Strong project-management skills
• Commitment to the League’s mission
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team-focused environment
• Highly motivated, demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm
• Experience with AP Stylebook, Vocus, HTML a plus
• Experience in conservation or other advocacy-related communications also a plus!
To apply: Send resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample, salary history, and three references to: Search Committee, Alaska Wilderness League, 122 C Street NW, Suite 240, Washington, DC 20001; fax to 202-544-5197 or email jobs@alaskawild.org.
Salary & Benefits: salary commensurate with experience, health & retirement benefits.

12/04/2012

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