Senior Assistant, Communication and Outreach
Communication and Outreach Senior Assistant- Oceans Program -La Paz, Mexico
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.
The Oceans Program works to find constructive solutions to the most critical problems threatening the world's marine environments. At the national and regional levels, our team of scientists, attorneys and economists are tackling land-based sources of ocean pollution and working with fishermen to establish fair and sensible limits on their catch that will allow fisheries to recover. Our Oceans Program focuses on safeguarding marine ecosystems and fisheries in the North and South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, Gulf of California and the Caribbean.
The Gulf of California Sustainable Fisheries Project
This project presents a plan developed in consultation with Mexican and US partners to apply catch shares in a select number of fisheries in the Gulf of California, build a pipeline of candidate fisheries for cultivation and future action, develop the human and institutional resources required for implementation, strengthen the legal and regulatory environment that makes change possible, and explore new ways to finance the costs of transition to sustainability.
EDF Mexico is seeking an Oceans Communications Senior Assistant who will support the Coordinator of Communications and Outreach on the execution of daily communication activities. This work will include supporting traditional and social media efforts, writing and editing outreach and communications materials and other tasks related to Mexico’s Oceans communications goals. Interested applicants should have communications, research and writing skills. Interest and experience in ocean and fishery management policy is preferred.
Media and communications
Media monitoring, analysis of issues and trends in social media; assist in event planning and other events as needed, type newsletters, media contact.
Writing of press releases, memorandums and briefings for policy makers.
Community management or institutional web pages management a plus.
Research and update content for social networks.
Analysis of basic metrics.
Design and update presentations.
Assist in the development of broadcasting materials: monitoring and review.
Supervision of audiovisual materials.
Editing and proofreading of graphic materials and documents.
Assist both La Paz and Mexico City teams in the logistics and organization of various events and forums.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social sciences, marketing, communications, website design and development, or graphic design.
English language proficiency (intermediate written and oral).
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail and strong organization skills.
Able to juggle multiple projects at once and respond to changing priorities.
Ability to relate to different various groups of stakeholders including fishermen, politicians, professors, and other NGO).
Good research skills
Knowledge of fisheries and sustainable development, as well as oceans and fisheries management public policy, is highly desired.
This position will initially be based in La Paz, BCS, Mexico, with the possibility of eventual placement in Mexico City, Mexico once office is established.
Full-time (35 hrs/week)
Interested applicants who are eligible to work in Mexico should submit one page cover letter and resume.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.