We are seeking a passionate professional to serve as our Communications Manager. The communications team is responsible for media relations, publications, digital storytelling, advertising, marketing, and messaging for the organization and its campaigns. This position will report to the Associate Director.
Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism, public relations, online campaigning, or a related communications field. They should also have a record of success working with print, broadcast, and online media to effectively and proactively frame issues and drive coverage. Proficiency with online campaigning tools and an eagerness to learn and manage systems are essential.
We are looking for someone to whom clear and compelling writing comes naturally and who believes strongly in the importance of our mission to defend the rights of Indigenous peoples and protect the Amazon rainforest. Fluency in English and Spanish is required and Portuguese is highly preferred.
This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, CA headquarters.
Minimum three years of experience in journalism, public relations, online campaigning, or related communications field
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to draft documents under tight deadlines
Solid copy-editing skills; strong attention to detail
Experience using and managing databases including Cision or online media database systems
Experience using Facebook, Twitter/X, and Instagram, and ongoing interest in staying abreast of cutting-edge digital platforms
About Amazon Watch
Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization working to protect the rainforest, advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, and demand corporate accountability to address the climate crisis. Amazon Watch is an organization that works in partnership and solidarity with Indigenous communities across the Amazon as part of the international climate justice movement. Many of our allies across the rainforest are currently facing and resisting climate change-related catastrophes, the onslaught of extreme government regimes, and the expansion of fossil fuels, mining, and other extractive industries.