Employment Opportunity: Communications Analyst | Oceana

Communications Analyst

General Aspects

OCEANA is the largest organization working exclusively on ocean conservation. It was established in 2001 and is based in Washington, D.C., USA. Its North American, South American, and European offices work together on a number of strategic campaigns to achieve measurable results in marine management and conservation for the seas in each country. OCEANA believes especially in the importance of science to identify problems and find solutions.

OCEANA’s office in Brazil is based in Brasilia and works to influence government, society, the fishing industry, and scientists toward necessary changes and adjustments in public policy, planning and activities related to marine fishing. Our strategic goals include encouraging proper exploitation and consumption of target species, protection of nurseries and reproductive aggregations as well as mitigation of bycatch and other impacts in our EEZ in order to recover and maintain the abundance and wealth of our seas, thus benefiting those who depend on it. OCEANA believes that, with proper management and consumption, the oceans will be able to feed a growing human population. That is why our slogan in Brazil is “Protect the oceans and feed the world”.

Within our structure, the Communications Analyst works transversally and is part of Oceana’s Institutional Relations and Campaigns area in Brazil. His or her main responsibility is to contribute to developing and implementing our institutional communication strategy and our campaigns, working to broaden and strengthen communication with key players in fisheries management, including decision makers, policy makers, stakeholders in the fish production chain, civil society organizations, academic segments, fish consumers and the general public, with emphasis on the media. The position requires a professional with excellent skill and mastery of communication tools, good command of Portuguese and English languages, experience in media outlets and press office work, as well as knowledge of online media ​​and social network languages.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • To defend and promote Oceana’s ideas, proposals and science-based solutions for sustainable fisheries management in Brazil, considering the geographic, economic and social dimensions of conservation and management for both industrial and small-scale fishing.
  • To contribute to the creation of campaigns on Oceana’s topics of interest and to work directly with production of communication materials, including audiovisual pieces for the Internet, journalism, radio and TV production, public relations, social media, among others.
  • To develop and implement the Annual Strategic Communication Plan under the Director of the related area.
  • To create and manage communication action schedules, to monitor activities and to notify stakeholders about plans, relevant results and changes.
  • To participate in the process of selecting outsourced agencies/services and manage deadlines and quality of scheduled deliveries.
  • To coordinate and manage all logistical arrangements for several communication activities as needed, including information collection, field trips with the project team, journalists, photographers, educators and others.
  • To produce content and actions for involving and engaging target audiences of Oceana’s campaigns in Brazil.
  • To participate in the organization of events, workshops, training programs, courses, social engagement actions, and external meetings.
  • To work closely with Oceana’s staff to produce communication materials, including press releases, institutional and informational materials, messages for social networks, audiovisual materials, photography, videos, and more.
  • To develop metrics and test the effectiveness of communication activities and campaigns using information systems and databases – including press clipping, visitation to and use of websites and social networks, among others.
  • To establish relationships with the media and its professionals, mainstream and digital media, and leaders in the fishing industry, meeting the demands presented and engaging these professionals in topics of interest to Oceana.
  • To cover Oceana’s actions and topics of interest for its communication channels, including website, social networks and others.
  • To manage Oceana’s audiovisual material bank in Brazil, ensuring that it will be available on the shared corporate media system.
  • To work together with the organization’s science, advocacy, public policy and management staff to promote and meet Oceana’s strategic priorities and goals in Brazil.


Academic Background and Work Experience:

  • Academic Degree in Social Communication, preferably in Public Relations, Advertising or related area, and at least five years of work experience, preferably in international non-profit organizations.
  • Experience in effective marketing and communication campaigns.


Profile and Skills:

  • Commitment to Oceana’s vision and mission.
  • Ability to respond to tight schedules and deadlines, delivering high-quality work.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • A creative and accomplishing profile.
  • A decisive, proactive, collaborative attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Portuguese and English.
  • Good organization and attention to detail.
  • Experience in working on matrix structures.
  • Availability for national and international travel.
  • Willingness to be part of an international, multicultural and dynamic staff.
  • Ability for effectively communication with various profiles of Oceana’s target audiences, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability for multimedia production as detailed in assignments.
  • Strategic vision oriented to Oceana results and milestones.
  • High-level planning and understanding of abstract conservation concepts.
  • Excellent critical sense and judgment in order to contribute to Oceana’s results.


Other Requirements Considered Important:

  • Knowledge of political and economic issues in the fields of fisheries, ocean conservation, protection of marine ecosystems or threatened species.
  • Familiarity with fisheries management issues.
  • Knowledge or previous work experience in the areas of marine biology, biology, sustainability or environmental conservation.
  • Knowledge or experience with design, photography and video production, including the use of specific editing or image processing software.


Oceana offers:

The possibility of working in a youthful, multicultural organization and an international environment; employment contract under Brazil’s Consolidation of Labor Laws and a competitive salary.

Work environment:

Brasilia Head office. Working hours: 40 hours per week

To participate in the selection process:

Send a letter of introduction indicating your skills and how you may contribute to Oceana Brasil. Also, attach your Résumé in an email to [email protected].

Make sure your documents are sent as pdf or Word files under the title “Your Name – Letter of Introduction” and “Your Name – Résumé”.

The deadline for sending the documents is October 31, 2017.