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Media Relations Associate

Arlington VA

Salary/Benefit Notes:

For additional information, please visit our website at www.conservationfund.org. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation/sick/holidays, parental leave and a 403(b) plan. Qualified/interested candidates should send their resume to: careers@conservationfund.org or fax to 703-525-4610


Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree


Required Experience:

2 to 4 years



At The Conservation Fund, we make conservation work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its central role in our future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states since 1985 to protect more than 8 million acres of land.



The Media Relations Associate is responsible for supporting The Conservation Fund’s news media strategy and outreach efforts to elevate its unique approach to redefining conservation. The position will also write compelling digital and print content that highlights the Fund’s dual mission of providing environmental and economic solutions. He/she will report to the Media Relations Director and will play an integral role in supporting a talented seven-member Marketing & Communications team. An ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in written and oral communications, providing inspired storytelling, coordination for announcements, and creative media placements.



Creates engaging external media and marketing content, including writing press releases, newsletters, media advisories, pitches and online storytelling that demonstrate how the Fund is making conservation work for America

Work collaboratively with the Media Relations Director and MarCom team on priority communications efforts demonstrating the Fund's dual mission of environmental health and economic vitality that will resonate with funders, partners and the public

Monitors, tracks and communicates daily media coverage of the Fund’s programs and projects

Seeks opportunities to engage and build relationships with news reporters to increase brand awareness

Coordinates professionally and respectfully with staff, as well as federal, state, local and private partners on suitable joint media tactics to achieve multiple goals

Assists in the creation of social media content to highlight projects, partnerships, and news



A Bachelor's degree with major coursework in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications or related field required and a minimum of 2-4 years of experience working in media relations; OR 6 years of work experience in media relations will be considered in lieu of education requirements

Exceptional writing skills with demonstrated mastery crafting thought-provoking news releases, pitches and newsletter content while maintaining technical precision using AP style

Excellent verbal communications skills

High degree of organizational skills, with ability to multi-task balancing shifting priorities

Demonstrated experience using social media to promote news

Experience working with issues of conservation or related topics is a plus

Experience crafting compelling core messages around a project or campaign is a plus



Creative, organized, strategic & highly motivated

Collaborative spirit and ability to work in team settings across cultures and internally within a diverse institution

A sense of humor and ability to have fun as an active participant in (and contributor to) a highly entrepreneurial and collegial organizational culture



This position is located Nationwide, however preference will be considered for candidates in the Washington D.C. area, where the Fund’s headquarters is located.



Travel requirements for this position will constitute about 10-15% of the Associate’s time.


Application Materials:

In addition to cover letter and resume, please submit two relevant writing samples.



Posted December 4, 2018

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