Communications Specialist, Ecosystems

Environmental Defense Fund
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 21

Position description

Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a Communications Specialist to help elevate the thought leadership profiles of the Ecosystems Program’s senior leaders. The Communications Specialist will also support the Ecosystems communications team as necessary. S/he will maintain active digital and social media channels, prepare internal reports, assist in the development of media materials and implement efficient protocols for project tracking. This position reports to the Ecosystem Program’s Senior Communications Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Senior Communications Director, help develop and implement thought leadership strategies for the program’s Senior Vice President.
  • Manage the program’s Growing Returns blog and produce regular performance reports using Google analytics and other tools.
  • Produce content for the program’s digital and social media channels.
  • Coordinate production of the program’s internal newsletter, reports and other events.
  • Maintain well-organized and accessible electronic files, including media lists, press clips, collateral, editorial calendars, etc.
  • Track media coverage relevant to the Ecosystems Program.
  • Administer and help draft contracts for consultants or other vendors.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications or marketing.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented environment, preferably in a marketing, communications, or issue advocacy context.
  • Proficiency with social media tools and analytics.
  • Proficiency in Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Wordpress and media management programs such as Vocus.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Basic graphic design and video editing experience preferred.
  • Interest in environmental advocacy is preferred.

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