The Wilderness Society
Washington, DC, United States
The Wilderness Society (TWS) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. Our organization embodies the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connects and inspires people to care about the outdoors.
The Energy Communications Manager develops and implements initiatives and builds relationships to reach new audiences in innovative and strategic ways to broaden support for conservation.
This position will be critical to supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust, accountability to shared goals and outcomes, and which is campaign-oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, adaptive, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization. This individual will integrate these priorities throughout our regional and national program work.
The Communications Manager leads communications work on portions of The Wilderness Society’s energy communications team, focusing on the impacts of energy development on our public lands and air.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Works in close collaboration with the Communications Director for the energy program, managing communications efforts in assigned areas.
Develops and implements innovative communication strategies and products with the TWS energy team that build awareness of climate change and energy issues related to public lands.
With the energy team, leads development of outreach materials on assigned issues, including op-eds, digital content, reports, letters to the editor, press releases, brochures, fact sheets, website content and briefing packages for print and broadcast media.
Manages earned media outreach on assigned issues, including breaking news, opinion pieces and developing story concepts.
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.
The Wilderness Society
Washington, DC, United States
The Wilderness Society (TWS), is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. Our organization and work must embody the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connect and inspire people to care about the outdoors. The Wilderness Society seeks a highly creative and skilled individual to join our Government Relations team in DC to develop and implement strategies and tactics to build support for public lands, defend bedrock conservation laws, policies, and programs including the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Reporting to the Senior Managing Director for Government Relations and working in coordination with TWS’ Parks and Public Lands Defense Campaign along with government relations, communications, and field staff, the Senior Representative will conduct education and outreach efforts to defend and grow support for LWCF and other priorities for our Parks and Public Lands Defense Campaign among key decision makers in Congress and within the Administration. This person will represent TWS in conservation coalitions, in meetings with decision makers and their staff, and in the media when appropriate. They also will work to identify and engage new partners to advance organizational priorities. The Senior Representative will assist in developing education and advocacy materials, target lists, talking points and other activities in support of priority public lands defense efforts and the national LWCF campaign.
This Senior Representative plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Senior Representative will integrate these priorities throughout our public lands defense and LWCF work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
Lead efforts to maintain and grow support for LWCF among key decision makers, relevant administration and land management agency personnel and to defend funding levels in the annual federal budget and appropriations process.
Assist in the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and materials for TWS’s Parks and Public Lands Defense Campaign, including work to broaden and diversify the voices of public land protection; work in close coordination with government relations and Core Defense team.
Represent TWS with decision makers, coalition partners, and the media where appropriate.
Act as TWS’ representative to the LWCF Coalition and support the broader campaign goal of long term authorization and robust funding of the program.
Utilize the support behind LWCF to build bridges with important Hill stakeholders on other priority conservation issues, where possible.
Develop fact sheets, talking points and other outreach and advocacy materials; partner with communications staff as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.