Writer/Editor

Job Title: 
Writer/Editor
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
Location: 
Flexible within Ohio
Description: 

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Writer/Editor writes and edits communications materials. They will report to the Strategic Communication Manger to develop high quality written content that helps meet the needs of both Marketing & Communications and Development teams within the Ohio chapter. They will be expected to collaborate across departments, including strong alignment with conservation team members to understand the chapter’s conservation priorities and to identify opportunities for compelling story-telling that can be efficiently used across multiple mediums (proposals and reports, print publications, digital, etc.). They will also be managing the private grants calendar for the Development team, which involves tracking private grant and reporting requests with counsel from the Strategic Communication Manager and Director of Development, as needed, to complete deliverables with firm deadlines. This is an opportunity to use your writing and editing skills to help advance ambitious conservation goals for the chapter including: freshwater conservation, climate change, forest protection, global initiatives, and many others.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Writer/Editor writes and edits communication materials to educate and inform the public and further fundraising goals. Their written products may include newsletters, magazines, annual reports, web-site articles/stories, campaign materials, funding proposals, donor reports, fact sheets, and presentations. They may assist in the management of design and production of written materials and may work with freelance writers, graphic designers, photographers, printers and other vendors, and staff, as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

Accountable for meeting assigned project goals and objectives, including but not limited to the chapter’s annual report, biannual newsletter, priority factsheets, website content, and grants and reports.
Works with colleagues to gather information efficiently, including participating in meetings with conservation staff and others, as needed, to gain a strong understanding of the chapter’s conservation priorities and associated strategies.
Manages the Development team’s private grants calendar, including documenting and updating grant proposal and report deadlines.
Pays close attention to detail, is highly organized, and capable of managing multiple projects at once.
Works independently without requiring detailed management review of general work.
May act as a resource to others to solve problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination.
Experience writing or editing one or more of the following: newsletter, magazine, annual report, web-site articles/stories, donor profiles, presidential acknowledgment letters, campaign brochures, funding proposals, fact sheets, presentations, or equivalent.
Experience coordinating multiple projects.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
Experience manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data.
Ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet deadlines.
Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
Experience presenting to diverse audiences.
Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

SALARY INFORMATION

The budgeted salary for this position is $52,000, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 14, 2021
Application Instructions: 
HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 49666, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on May 14, 2021. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
Contact: 
Erin O'Rourke