Communications Project Manager

We are looking for our newest team member who can bring their talents to create new programs and drive communications activities that spotlight the organizations mission. In this role, this candidate will be responsible for developing communications strategies and programs, including driving thought-leadership and broader storytelling opportunities across a range of audiences. This role requires an organized, hands-on team player who instinctively works in a collaborative manner, has the judgment to prioritize busy days and competing demands and will speak up with sound communication counsel. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a writer and media relations manager, with know-how for developing and executing communications strategies that deliver tangible results.

Reporting: The Communications Project Manager works with cross-functional groups and reports to the Executive Director.

• Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the company’s positioning and business objectives and as it relates to the organization’s sustainable seafood policies
• Develop and execute a highly proactive communications strategy, plan and goals to support core organization-wide initiatives, partnerships, and organizational mission
• Effective liaison with top stakeholders and ability to successfully translate business goals into strategic, integrated communications programs with an external-in viewpoint
• Serve as a resource, coach, and mentor to staff regarding communications ensuring one-voice key messaging, narratives and FAQs are adopted by all
• Create comprehensive internal and external messaging and all other plan components: press releases, social posts, blogs, etc
• Be well-versed on the current media and influencer landscape as it relates to organizational mission and develop strong relationships with journalists and other influencers
• Principle copy-editor for communications
• Oversee the production and distribution of materials in print and online formats to educate the public and promote FishWise’s mission
• Oversee website look, feel, and content development
• Lead graphic design work for all materials and communications
• Support consumer education and marketing efforts across all retail partnerships e.g. developing point-of-sale and web-based marketing materials
• Support staff training efforts across all partnerships e.g. developing online training modules, reviewing presentations, etc.

• Bachelors degree in in marketing, communications or a related field
• A minimum of 2 years professional experience with increasing responsibility for design, implementation, and management of marketing and/or communications strategies
• Excellent professional writing and editing skills
• Demonstrated ability to generate and deliver persuasive and clear verbal and written communications
• Conflict communication experience
• Experience with issue management and public advocacy issues desired
• Advanced computer proficiency including Mac OS X, Adobe CS, Microsoft Office and web publishing applications
• Outstanding interpersonal skills; must have credibility, good judgment, honesty, and integrity
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team player and with flexibility in a rapidly changing environment
• Initiative to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude
• Effective skills in time management with ability to anticipate, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Able to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially
• Knowledge of the seafood industry and/or sustainable seafood NGO landscape a plus
• Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans a must!

Hours and Benefits 
• This is a full-time position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA
• Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience
• Competitive benefit package
• Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
• Evening and weekend work may be required
• Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required

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FishWise Internship

The Intern’s primary responsibility is two-fold: 1) to provide support to existing member retailer partners and 2) provide general office support. The intern will work with existing Project Managers who are the main customer service contact for retail partners with questions or needs after the launch of the FW program. The intern will help them support these partnerships through materials development and shipment, newsletters and website updates. The Intern will conduct work to support major buyer partnerships with database work and species research. The Intern will also conduct general office work such as assisting with technology, cleaning, and purchasing supplies. The Project Managers will provide direction and oversight to the Intern.

• Provide support to the Project Managers to support independent partnerships including: creating promotional sheets in Adobe Illustrator, writing and editing monthly newsletter pieces, materials shipments, etc.
• Correct store audits as needed to help improve seafood label accuracy for retailers.
• Research the sustainability of various seafood products in order to recommend sourcing action for partners.
• Assist with research of and networking for product sourcing.
• Update and enter ratings and certifications in databases for seafood products.
• Summarize scientific reports/seafood news for internal and external communication.
• Conduct analyses of seafood inventory for partners using Filemaker and Excel.
• Write weekly blog for FishWise website.
• Update and develop new promotional materials. Print and collate as needed. Organize digital files and photos.
• Perform various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, ordering software, and general office upkeep.
• Opportunity to develop unique independent project based off personal interests in seafood sustainability.

• Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
• Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
• Strong communication skills and reliability
• Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
• Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment
• Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
•  Ability to learn new skills quickly and independently, such as Filemaker database management, Joomla website maintenance, EndNote, etc
• Self-motivation, flexibility, and a positive “can-do” attitude

• This is a part-time position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA
• Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
• Evening and weekend work may be required
• Personal transportation is required

Click here to apply.