Washington Environmental Council

Position Summary

The Content Manager is a shared position between Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and Washington Conservation Voters (WCV). The person we seek has a passion and talent for writing, and sees the climate crisis as one of the foremost issues we need to address in the next decade. The core responsibility of the Content Manager is to advance the goals of protecting Washington’s air, water, land, animals and people, while employing a deep racial equity analysis, through writing and managing content for WEC and WCV’s communication channels. This position will need to produce a large volume of written content—the ideal candidate wants to see their talent for writing utilized in ways that protect and preserve Washington’s environment for generations to come. This person is a member of the Communications Team and is supervised by the Communications Director.

 

Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization. For over 50 years, WEC has brought people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. WEC builds power for the environmental movement by building partnerships, mobilizing the public, connecting voters to decision makers, and taking legal action. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.

Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing.  WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington State have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.

By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political know-how of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington. Our organizations work in partnership as each pursues its unique mission. Combined, we have a staff of nearly 40 people and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. Given the current pandemic we are working remotely and foresee doing that for an extended period of time. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support working remotely. Our expectation is that we will eventually return to some schedule of safely working together in our downtown office. 

We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of a racial equity lens to our work, and our CEO is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon.

 

Responsibilities

Writing & Editing:

  • Develops and creates communications assets utilizing race/class narrative and other relevant, important communications theories.
  • Develop and create content for various communication channels and mediums employed by WEC/WCV, including but not limited to: emails, website, blog(s), print publication (Convene bi-annual magazine), organizational marketing materials, policy documents and one-pagers, speeches, talking points, online fund appeals, and direct mail letters.
  • Work with Digital Communications Associate to develop and implement a common voice across our social media channels.
  • Works closely with field team, development team, government affairs team, policy/program teams, and civic engagement teams on content development and execution for various communications needs
  • Writes online fund appeals and direct mail letters with development team consultation
  • Collaborate with Communications Director on press / media relations content, including press releases and press briefings.

Project Management:

  • Works with Digital Communications Associate to develop website and blog editorial calendar.
  • Works with Digital Communications Associate to develop an email editorial calendar.
  • Works with Digital Communications Associate to develop social media editorial calendar and key messaging content
  • Forms staff workgroups based on various content projects:
    • Work with development team on fundraising content
    • Lead regular check ins and meetings to manage development work plans
    • Works with Field team on communications and outreach projects

Digital:

  • Identify SEO strategies with Digital Communications Associate to maximize traffic to our communications media (website, email sign up, social media)

 

Publications/Print Materials

  • Works with Visual Communications Manager and Digital Communications Associate on Convene, bi-annual print publication, creating project management lists and supporting management of projects, deadlines, and deliverables with Communications Director
  • Works with staff teams on various print materials, including white-papers, marketing materials, one-pagers, policy briefs, etc

Organizational Support

  • Works with Communications Director on content for speeches and talking points documents
  • Drives strong interview and storytelling, centered on anti-racism and environmental justice, throughout different levels of the organization’s communications channels

Required Skills

  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to analysis and application of racial equity, anti-racism, race-class narrative, and environmental justice principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing written content for communications and marketing initiatives that support and advance organizational mission and goals.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple short term and long term projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of and interest in existing and emerging communications strategies, technologies and social media channels.
  • Understanding of, and experience working with BIPOC populations, specifically communities of color.
  • Ability to use online web based software to work remotely as needed.
  • At least 2-4 years of experience with communications in nonprofit, advocacy, political campaigns, or equivalent settings.
  • Ability to create quality content under pressure of a deadline.

 

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of environmental issues, state political landscape, and a commitment to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for future generations.
  • Knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook

 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $53K to $57K depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including 100% employer paid medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, an Employee Assistance Program, and a wellness benefit. If you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for an eight week paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume here. No phone calls or mailed applications please. This position is open until filled

Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters are equal opportunity employers committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply.