Writer/Editor

By | November 3, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Writer/Editor

Salary : $74000 Per Year

Company : The Nature Conservancy

Location : Remote US

OFFICE LOCATION

Washington USA

#LI-REMOTE

WA201

WHO WE ARE

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization we develop innovative on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people communities and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC “you’ll join for the mission and you’ll stay for the people.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER

The Writer/Editor tells stories about the work The Nature Conservancy in Washington and its partners are doing to create a thriving future for people and nature. The Writer/Editor must bring a strong equity lens and create asset- and values-based story packages that may include blog posts emails social media newsletters talking points and communication pieces for other channels. This position works closely with our conservation staff philanthropy team and government relations team to create compelling content that builds support and inspires action.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

We are looking for a storyteller who knows how to write edit and create content that will move hearts and minds and ultimately make a difference in our world. We aspire to center our work around equity values and asset-based communication as we work toward a world where nature and all people thrive.

As a writer and editor for the Washington marketing team you will have the opportunity to research write edit and publish the stories we tell and center a variety of voices as we share the work that TNC and our partners are doing here and around the world.

In a typical week your work will involve managing and advancing multiple projects such as: identifying and following leads for writing opportunities conducting interviews writing content editing written work of other staff and/or freelance contributors and publishing content on our blog. Writing and editing work will primarily focus on blogs and articles with newsletters emails fact sheets presentations etc. also included. You will have abundant opportunities throughout the year to cover a broad variety of topics and areas of our work. Frequent and close collaboration with colleagues will be the norm.

We value lived experience and welcome applicants that have obtained knowledge and skills beyond traditional credentials. When it comes to our values and aspiration of centering our work around equity—racial and environmental especially—and asset-based communications we are very much on a learning journey. We haven’t figured a lot of it out just yet but we know where we want to go (for example see the Washington Equity Statement). We’re looking for those who will be active supportive participants in that journey.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience writing and/or editing one or more of the following: blogs newsletters long-form articles/stories (print or digital) annual reports fact sheets presentations or equivalent.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to act in accordance with the Washington equity statement; be respectful of differences of identity and/or beliefs and successfully work across those differences to meet work objectives.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience.
  • Strong equity lens and skill in centering racial social and environmental equity into all aspects of work and a commitment to continued learning in this space.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Experience with values- or asset-based writing.
  • Experience taking complicated subjects (e.g. conservation science climate policy etc.) and translating them into approachable relevant and action-inspiring stories for a variety of audiences.
  • Familiarity with writing editing and communications technologies and best practices.
  • Experience leading or managing multiple concurrent projects.

WHAT WE BRING

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits flexible spending accounts 401(k) plan including employer match accrued paid time off (including annual personal and sick leave) life insurance disability coverage employee assistance program other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility waiting period contribution and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health wellness and flexibility needs of the people we employ.

WHAT WE BRING

Since 1951 The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members over 400 scientists and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits flexible spending accounts 401(k) plan including employer match parental leave accrued paid time off life insurance disability coverage employee assistance program other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits through the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health wellbeing and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with TNC’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. To learn more about the Auto Safety Program visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

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 estimated starting salary for this position is dependent on qualifications experience and location.

  • Salary range in Seattle WA: $74000 – $85000 annually
  • Salary range in other Washington state locations: $66000 – $77000 annually

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 52437 submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on November 28 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page 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.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment you agree to comply with this requirement unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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