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MEDIA COORDINATOR (FLACK)

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The North American Marine Alliance (NAMA) is seeking a full-time Media Coordinator with experience engaging media to achieve short and long-term strategic goals.

The Media Coordinator is an important member of the communications team at NAMA. They will lead NAMA’s media operations, and are responsible for developing, managing, and implementing an effective media strategy to advance the mission, vision, and initiatives of NAMA and our interconnected networks. The position works closely with the leadership, staff, affiliates, and members to organize cross-movement common framing and messaging with external audiences. 

Working with NAMA’s Community Organizer for Communications and Outreach and  Digital Organizer, the Media Coordinator ensures consistent presence and messaging of our work with the media across multiple communication channels, including social media and websites, to reach our audiences. In addition, the position will provide targeted support and media training for grassroots and other network members, as needed, to increase the visibility and success of our overarching goals. 

The individual will report to the Coordinating Director.

WHO WE ARE:

Founded in 1997, NAMA  is an organization led by people who fish, building a broad movement toward healthy fisheries and fishing communities. We build deep and trusting relationships with community-based fishers, crew, fishworkers, and allies to raise the profile of community based fishermen as the stewards of the ocean; create innovative models such as Community Supported Fisheries; launch campaigns to end corporate control of our ocean, seafood, and fishing rights; collaborate closely with the family farm movements; and, ensure seafood is included in food system conversations. Our interconnected networks of Fish Locally Collaborative (FLC), the Local Catch Network, and Slow Fish and our international partner the World Forum of Fisher People together represent hundreds of thousands of fishing families, fishing community advocates, food justice champions, scientists, new economy thinkers, and more across North America and beyond. 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • You bring a deep commitment to racial equity and social, economic, environmental, and food justice
  • You understand the significance of community organizing and movement building;
  • You honor the voices of grassroots communities
  • You are masterful in writing, editing, storytelling, and persuasion skills, with proven success tailoring to various audiences
  • You are committed to NAMA’s mission, work, philosophy, the policy transformations we seek, and the market avenues we are pursuing  
  • You have exceptional interpersonal and deep listening skills, and social-emotional intelligence
  • You are eager to mobilize and organize our base to take action
  • You have a desire to work collaboratively in support of building a team-based, problem-solving work culture
  • You thrive in a multicultural environment
  • You treat all persons with dignity and respect with high standards, integrity, and a sense of humor

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor, share, and frame relevant issues/opportunities, stories, new research, and media reports and initiatives (especially those that reflect, reinforce, or support priority issues, themes, and messages) to NAMA’s movement
  • Grow relationships with national and regional media outlets, journalists, and analysts in the mainstream, ethnic, and trade media sectors
  • Collaborate with our team and community leaders to create and advance communications and media strategies in support of our goals
  • Draft and disseminate written communication materials including press releases and advisories, talking points, factsheets, etc.
  • Pitch regional and national media on NAMA issues and events to secure placements
  • Plan and coordinate in-person media events and press conference calls
  • Work closely with our Digital Organizer to ensure effective communication through various digital platforms
  • Stay on top of key media trends and monitor the news cycle in order to take rapid response actions
  • Provide media training and mentoring for grassroots partner organizations and leaders 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years experience working in nonprofit setting and 3 years experience in communications, including significant direct media outreach generating coverage
  • Experience in design and execution of multi-faceted communications and media strategies that advance campaigns/initiatives and increase organizational visibility
  • Proven track record of skill in innovative storytelling
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Effective project manager, organized and able to prioritize and tackle multiple tasks at once within established deadlines
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, make decisions, follow through, and see tasks through to completion
  • Ability to write, edit, and present information in a clear, professional, and concise manner for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently in a remote/virtual environment with minimal in-person interaction with other team members
  • Excellent conceptualization, problem-solving, and project leadership skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in web-based applications, various shared workplace tools, Google Suites, and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

OUR COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY AND DIVERSITY:

We are a national organization who has made an explicit commitment to ensuring equity across our food system and society as a whole. Our team includes native and non-native English speakers, the self-taught and university educated, people with all sorts of professional backgrounds. If doing the job you just read about would make you excited to come to work, if you’re talented, hard-working and committed to making a difference – we want you to apply.

We are engaged in national and global movement building to support the sea food providers who lead our work. They range from rural to urban, and although primarily white, also include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and immigrants from around the world. Food providing businesses are perceived as mostly male-dominated operations, however, women, trans people, nonbinary people, lesbian, gay, queer, and bisexual people fish. We cannot bring in the voices of the marginalized on the water and land without considering gender. 

We believe we can only succeed by building a diverse team full of fresh perspectives and original ideas, and we are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

If you have suggestions for us on how to put these values into practice in our hiring process, we’d value your input. 

We’ll provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities to participate in the application process, so please let us know if you have such a request when you apply.

PREFERRED LOCATION:  

Flexible. Most of NAMA’s team operates in the eastern time zone. This is a remote position. Should the new Media Coordinator live near our office in Gloucester, MA, the option to work there is available.  

SALARY and BENEFITS:

NAMA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer. The Media Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position. 

The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $68,000 annually. Salary is commensurate with experience and location. 

NAMA reimburses staff for their health care premium costs and offers generous holiday, sick leave, and personal time leave. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, 2-3 writing samples, samples of media placements, and three references to jobs@namanet.org by June 15, 2022. Ideal start date is August 1, 2022.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.