Regional Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society


• Leading and participating in the development of issue-based communications strategies (including digital and social media), message research and development, and campaign planning (in close collaboration with the organization’s regional and/or state director, appropriate campaign staff, other communications staff, and coalition partners); 
• Assisting TWS staff with media outreach, including handling breaking news and developing story concepts;
• Initiating and maintaining excellent working relationships with key members of the media, with travel to various states in the region to develop those relationships as needed;
• Working closely with local and regional partners and coalitions; 
• Developing new messengers, through outreach and training, to effectively deliver conservation messages from diverse constituencies;
• Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspective. 
• Crafting a variety of messaging and outreach materials that fit different campaigns accordingly, including op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, website and/or social media content, briefing packages for media, and utilizing paid media tactics when applicable;
• Coordinating with TWS staff and outside consultants/vendors in support of assigned programs and priorities; 
• Managing budgets for applicable communications efforts as needed;
• Collaborating closely with TWS digital and marketing team to help develop content based on campaign goals; and Tracking media clips relevant to campaign and field work.


• 5-7 years of demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, especially in public relations, public involvement or advocacy settings
• Demonstrated expertise in working with both traditional and new media (including social media) 
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to work quickly under deadline
• Experience developing communications strategies in collaborative settings with diverse interests and audiences a plus
• Familiarity with conservation and/or public lands a plus 
• Ability to travel once or twice a month for campaign meetings and to develop media/reporter relationships
• Video production skills a plus
• Proficiency with graphic design applications a plus

Location: Bozeman, MT