JOB OPPORTUNITY: Working Lands For Wildlife Communications Coordinator
October 10, 2018
Working Lands For Wildlife (WLFW), led by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s working lands and wildlife. WLFW prioritizes Farm Bill funds to benefit both at-risk species and agricultural landowners within focal landscapes. For example, WLFW’s Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) conserves sagebrush landscapes across 11 western states, and WLFW’s Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPCI) Initiative conserves prairie in the southern Great Plains.
This contractor will work closely with USDA and its many partners to communicate WLFW success stories, and to grow audiences among the broader conservation and agricultural communities. This position will amplify the goals of WLFW initiatives impacting western states, primarily focusing on communications for SGI and LPCI. Contractor must be willing to: work remotely, act as a team player, and build upon existing communications platforms.
- Serve as western WLFW’s primary communication liaison and point of contact, and direct any media or press inquiries to designated USDA communications contact.
- Coordinate regularly with appropriate USDA public affairs contacts at the national and state levels, as well as contacts at partner agencies and organizations to amplify and cross-post relevant communications materials.
- Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, meetings, or strategic communications planning as requested.
- Provide a quarterly report on communications performance/metrics across all platforms.
- Oversee communication sub-contracts of existing agreements in collaboration with USDA and Pheasants Forever (e.g. graphic design, writing, video/photography, website maintenance).
- Create platform-specific posts for these SGI’s and LPCI’s social media using new and existing ‘evergreen’ content:
- Grow audiences and track performance across platforms.
- Engage partners and followers.
- Follow best practices for posting schedules.
- Develop email newsletters as needed (using Campaign Monitor for SGI and Mail Chimp for LPCI), not to exceed one per month per initiative.
- Manage subscriber lists and analyze E-News metrics as needed.
- Use WordPress to update the SGI website and LPCI website as needed.
- Layout and publish posts (not to exceed 2 posts per week), including formatting and sourcing images/videos, and editing or writing posts as needed.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 sample posts for SGI social media platforms, along with a bid for hourly rate and estimated hours/month needed to accomplish the above scope of work. Send materials to email@example.com by October 24, 2018.