Editor - Oceana

Editor

Are you a great writer and creative thinker looking to use your skills to help make a difference in protecting and restoring the abundance of the world’s oceans? Oceana is seeking an Editor to join its Global Marketing and Communications team. Come join a dedicated group of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing population. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change but also to saving the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

The Editor is responsible for creating Oceana’s tri-annual magazine and annual report and overseeing all content for Oceana’s international blog. These are critical mediums that enhance Oceana’s brand, support fundraising efforts, and educate a wide audience about Oceana’s campaigns and success in securing policy victories for our oceans.   

This position requires a strong writer and communicator, who is detail-oriented, team-oriented, organized, interested in conservation issues, and has a knack for familiarizing scientific concepts to broad audiences. Candidates should also possess strong multi-tasking skills and be able to set, maintain, and meet strict deadlines.

Strong candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field, and at least four years of professional writing experience. The Editor reports to Oceana’s Senior Manager of International Communications and is a member of the Global Marketing and Communications department. This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Click “Apply Now” to learn more the specific responsibilities associated with this position.

Requirements for application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 writing samples

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, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 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. 

Beginning June 1, 2022, Oceana’s US offices will be open on a hybrid schedule. This schedule is mandatory and staff are 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.