Location: Bristol or London, UK, or in one of our global offices (Madagascar, Belize, Indonesia, Timor-Leste), or home-based within countries where Blue Ventures has administrative capacity (Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania)
Closing date for applications: July 3, 2022
Start date: ASAP
Contract duration: Permanent, full-time
Remuneration: £38,000 - £43,000 gross per annum for the UK, or equivalent salary banding for other locations
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organizations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.
Summary job description
We are currently recruiting a Communications Manager within our central digital communications team, working closely with our advocacy team. Reporting to the Head of Communications, this is a full-time role based in one of Blue Ventures’ offices, with international travel to work closely with field colleagues, partners, field teams, and communities.
The Communications Manager will play a vital role in building the visibility of Blue Ventures, our partners, and coalitions, and raising the voices of coastal communities to global audiences. This exciting role involves leading and drafting communications strategies and content around campaigns, news, and events, and delivering stories for a range of internal and external audiences about our work with communities and partners. You will work closely with our advocacy team and partners to craft content that supports our campaigns find creative ways to connect and raise the voices of stakeholders, capture the attention of national, regional, and international decision-makers, and reach a wide variety of audiences.
You will have a strong and proven track record of designing and delivering communication strategies using a range of approaches, and of producing communication materials that inform a range of audiences and influence policy outcomes. You will know how to translate and effectively communicate key issues that underpin and drive campaigns and have global experience in working on community-based conservation and rural development.
You will be able to plan, coordinate, and create strategic, successful, and impactful communications, campaigns, and media materials that capture the attention of key media and specific audiences. We’re looking for someone with a passion for producing engaging and memorable content that engages, inspires and mobilizes target groups across a range of platforms.
With a background in digital media, journalism, science communication, advocacy, campaigning, or media relations, you will be passionate about marine conservation, the environment, and using innovative storytelling to raise awareness of the oceans crisis. You will be ahead of the curve when it comes to media campaigning and online publishing, and knowledgeable about news and developments across our sector, including climate action, environmental and climate justice, and scalable solutions to the climate and ecological emergency.
You’ll be able to work independently and in teams and networks across different time zones to research and produce engaging and accurate content. You will have exceptional writing skills, and excellent grammar and punctuation. Your writing style will be compelling, and show empathy, humility, and sensitivity.
You will thrive in environments that are dynamic, fast-paced, collegiate, and ambitious, and have experience working with precision and pace while juggling multiple projects and solving complex problems.
The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive, and highly organized individual. We are looking for someone who is open to new ideas and embraces innovation, and who can demonstrate experience in building effective working partnerships remotely.
For UK applicants, our UK hybrid working policy requires attendance in the office at least two days per week. This job also requires periodic overseas travel in remote field locations.
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