Can you Live Tweet and Instagram with one hand while holding a trash picker in the other (and a camera around your neck)? Are you tired of your predictable 9-5 job and ready for a career where every day is a new adventure? Can you wear the Baykeeper brand on your sleeve and shout it to the rooftops across all types of platforms? Are you ready to put your passion for clean water and the Mobile Bay community to work?
If we still have your attention, chances are you're interested in joining the Baykeeper team as our in-house comms expert. We are growing quickly and need someone to communicate our work like a pro and take us where we need to go. Think you've got what it takes? Let's find out.
You Might Be A Good Fit for The Job If……
You’re passionate about mission - plain and simple.
You’re a skilled writer who can create messaging designed to tell our story powerfully.
Did we mention writing is important? You excel at translating complex, technical issues and communicating them in a manner that is easily understood by the general public.
You’re an avid storyteller who sees the right angle for each story and knows how to pitch it to target audiences.
While A+ writing skills are the most important aspect of the job, we'll give you brownie points if you're a graphic, photography, or video expert too. The media world is all about visual content and we need to stay ahead of the curve.
You’ve got web skills and are comfortable digging into social media metrics and ads, updating websites and blogs, and creating and sending e-newsletters.
Baykeeper frequently uses social media and traditional marketing to tell our story; from reminding people not to litter to turning folks out to fun events to benefit the environment. The right fit for this position will be familiar with the ins and outs of PR and marketing.
You enjoy planning and promoting events of all types - from triathlons and food truck festivals to education and litter cleanups (We love events and host them frequently).
You're a master of all things branding and will ensure everyone on Team Baykeeper is speaking the same language.
You're a hard worker by nature and a self-starter who is willing to put in long days/hours if it means getting the job done. In other words, you’re the type who strives for excellence!
You're naturally creative, you think outside the box, and don’t just do things because “that’s always how it’s been done.”
You see the big picture and know how your role contributes to it.
You’re a loyal and scrappy team player who isn’t afraid to step outside of your job description on occasion to move the team forward.
You like spending time with your co-workers…..we spend a whole lot of quality time together.
You own a canoe or kayak…. or more importantly know where to borrow one when Friday afternoon comes around :)
Let's be clear - we work really hard... and evening hours and weekend work is the name of the game. But we have fun doing it and enjoy rewarding ourselves when the occasion calls for it.
Work hard, play hard - We like to call these “Friday O’ Funs” – while they don’t happen every week, staff kayaking trips, bowling afternoons, game nights, and frequent happy hours are just a few of the ways we wind down after a long week.
Location, Location, Location - Did we mention our office has a balcony overlooking the Mardi Gras Parade route? Don’t worry - we take full advantage. Plus, we have a spacious parking lot open 7 days a week within walking distance to all downtown establishments.
Vacation – More than two weeks paid vacation in year one (18 days in year two), plus extra time off during Christmas and Mardi Gras and early Friday afternoons during the summer.
Keeping You Healthy - Full health and dental insurance is available because we care about the health and well-being of everyone on our team.
Stocked Fridge - You’ll never go hungry or thirsty with a plentiful supply of coffee, soft drinks, water, craft beer, and snacks stocked in the kitchen to make sure you’re properly fueled to get through the day….and then enjoy a beer after the office is closed.
Savings Plans – We’ve established a 401k and Christmas Fund as ways to save for the future. We encourage all team members to participate at their own comfort level.
Healthy Communities – We are all about clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. We have partnerships with local gyms to keep you active, while actively working to protect our environment.
Up for the Challenge?
If you think you’re up for the challenge, click here to view the “official” job description and when you’re ready to apply, go here to upload your resume and cover letter.