Communications Associate

Position Title: Communications Associate             Reports to: Communications Director

Status: Part-time/Temporary/ Non-Exempt Salary: $10-12/hour based on experience

 3 months at 20 hrs/week

Location: New Orleans, LA or telecommute


The Communications Associate will play a key role to bolster program communication efforts in social media, earned media and outreach. Utilizing creative approaches to action-oriented communication, this position is integral in uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.

The Communications Associate will help implement and track a coordinated communications plan across all programs and campaigns.

Responsibilities will include:

GRN Publications

  • Write and edit articles for the GRN newsletter, e-newsletter, and blog

  • Draft and edit copy for GRN outreach materials

  • Maintain GRN brand standards in all communications

Social Media/Digital

  • Curate and schedule non-time sensitive content for all social media channels one week in advance of release (due every Friday)

  • Help to post time sensitive content as needs arise

  • File all GRN created content in Content Library and organize it for easy access in the future

  • Help establish long term Google AdWords campaign to increase hits to our website

Earned Media

  • Set up editorial board meetings for GRN campaigns

  • Assist in organizing and conducting media events and press conferences

  • Write letters-to-the-editor, press releases, and news advisories

  • Document and catalogue GRN’s media hits for use on the web, in grant reports, and for outreach

  • Help maintain GRN's media list for distributing news releases


This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent relevent experience in public relations and marketing, proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Docs, and some experience in the area of environmental science, policy, advocacy or other relevant fields.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and 3 references to

Deadline for Applications is March 12, 2017.

The Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) is a non-profit organization made up of an alliance of groups and individuals committed to uniting and empowering people to restore the resources of the Gulf region.

GRN values and respects all types of diversity and strongly encourages applicants from traditinally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment and providoe equal employment opportunity without regard to, and not limited to, ethnicity, relin, giorace, national origin, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting those from traditionally marginalized groups.


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