Communications Manager - Oceana USA

Communications Manager

Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the world’s oceans? Oceana is seeking a communications manager to join its global marketing and communications team. Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change but also to save the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

Strong candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field, and five years of public relations experience, with expertise in media relations, including pitching and writing for the media; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. The communications manager reports to the director of communications.

This position requires a superb communicator who is detail-oriented, team-oriented, organized, high energy, interested in conservation issues, and well-versed with news organizations. Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires quick decision-making under pressure, strong multi-tasking skills, and a customer service attitude.

Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field, and five years of public relations experience, with expertise in media relations, including pitching and writing for the media; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is working to restore the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.

We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.

Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.

Note: Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact humanresources@oceana.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.