Media Specialist- Endangered Species

Center for Biological Diversity, Portland, Oregon

Date Posted July 03, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Health/Science
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a Media Specialist for our Portland, Ore., office to lead communications for our national work to save endangered species. We’re looking for an experienced, driven, dynamic and creative media professional with exceptional writing and editing skills and a deep passion for wildlife.

The Center is the leading national voice in the movement to protect animals and plants on the brink of extinction. Our innovative, highly motivated Endangered Species team uses cutting-edge legal, scientific and organizing strategies to secure federal protections for species, protect habitat, influence policy, pressure Congress and mobilize wildlife advocates across the country.

With 1 million animals and plants now facing extinction, the Media Specialist will help lead the fight to focus public attention on threats facing species from wolves to salamanders. The Media Specialist will produce high-impact communications on every platform aimed at addressing these issues, including generating media stories, press releases, op-eds, reports, editorials and creative media products that drive the national discussion about the wildlife extinction crisis.

This is a dynamic, high-level, high-volume position that works closely with members of the media and Center scientists and legal experts, occasionally acts as a spokesperson, and drives communications strategies on a daily basis.

Primary duties:

This position reports directly to the communications director and works closely with the deputy communications director, endangered species program director, program staff and communications staff.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Application process:

Please apply online at by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Benefits Package: Salary is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and experience.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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