Marketing and Communications Associate, Oceans

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.

Overall Function

The Marketing and Communications Associate is a key member of the Oceans Communications Team and plays a critical role tracking and monitoring media for the program, developing communications materials, pitching media and supporting various integrated communications campaigns for the program. The position reports to the Communications Director for the Oceans Program at Environmental Defense Fund. Ideal candidates are self-motivated and detail-oriented with a passion for the environment. 
Key Responsibilities

  • Manage media reporting and monitoring for the program, including daily clips, social media performance and quarterly earned media audits.

  • Conduct regular research on potential media targets for program initiatives and maintain robust media lists in Cision.

  • Under the direction of the Senior Director and Director, regularly pitch traditional and online media and identify story opportunities, create angles, manage inquiries and build relationships

  • Contribute to the creation of communications materials, including press releases, blog posts, op-eds, video, brochures, infographics, etc., including the occasional management of internal and external creative partners, as well as printing and shipping of materials.

  • Write, edit and schedule content for social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

  • Help manage program marketing assets, including photography, video and graphics.

  • Serve as a utility player on the communications team, taking a variety of assignment from writing and research assignments to developing a PowerPoint.


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience in Public Relations or Marketing.

  • Solid working knowledge of WordPress or other content management systems and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Basic knowledge of graphic design and training on the Adobe Creative Suite a plus

  • A strategic thinker, with knowledge of current media trends, including the evolution of online media and social networking

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Can manage multiple projects at the same time, make quick judgements while maintaining a positive, solutions-focused attitude

  • Ability to work collaboratively with Marketing & Communications team members to contribute to team initiatives

  • A passion for environmental sustainability and natural resource management

  • Willingness to do what it takes to complete projects with a dedication to quality and innovative thinking



Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.