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25 May 2022

Full-Time Communications Manager

One Hundred Miles – Posted by One Hundred Miles Brunswick, Georgia, United States

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Job Description

One Hundred Miles (OHM) is dedicated to protecting and preserving Georgia’s 100-mile coast through advocacy, education, and citizen engagement. We make progress toward our mission because we are inclusive of all friends and residents of Georgia’s coast. We emphasize collaboration with conventional and unconventional conservation allies and celebrate our coast and the stories of the people working to protect it. OHM is a trusted resource and conservation leader across our coast and throughout the country.

The Communications Manager reports to the Vice President of Education and Communications and supports OHM’s mission by coordinating key aspects of the organization’s communications strategy, including website content updates, email marketing, and social media. The role requires the ability to craft compelling stories and implement tools that effectively engage new and existing audiences across our coast, ensuring that OHM members have the knowledge and tools to take action to protect our coast. Further, the Manager will work across all OHM departments (advocacy, education, and development) to ensure adherence to the OHM brand and voice and will help fellow staff refine clear and consistent messages to the public.


  • Create engaging content and manage/expand OHM’s social media presence (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), and sharing information about current events, issues, and campaigns. Compile and track social media metrics and ensure the annual growth of OHM’s online advocacy network.
  • Plan, write, and edit rich and creative content for the OHM website that is optimized for search engines; develop interactive tools that engage site visitors. Track reach and SEO and achieve goals for increased engagement and user experience.
  • Assist with the writing and editing of, and assemble/disseminate regular electronic communications, including Monthly Mile e-newsletters, Insider’s Updates, Action Alerts, and fundraising appeals.
  • Lead PR and marketing efforts for OHM programs, including annual Choosing to Lead conference, monthly education programs, and other special events.
  • Work with partners in the Georgia Coast Collaborative (GCC) to continuously update and improve engagement for the Coastal Resource Asset Barometer (CRAB) website (a multi-organizational site that tracks progress towards shared metrics and goals).
  • Assist with a variety of print reports, letters, issues postcards, and branded publications.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create branded organizational templates (i.e., letters to the editor, press releases, fact sheets, and presentation templates); develop and maintain internal talking points that help teams communicate about their issues effectively; assist and advise staff on outreach materials that bolster advocacy, education, and fundraising campaigns and ensure higher levels of engagement and impact.
  • Track OHM’s media presence and compile/share clips from relevant news stories.
  • Lead photo acquisition and licensing; maintain photo database.
  • Maintain working relationships with external vendors, such as printers and media partners.
  • Participate fully as a member of the programs team, embracing and advancing OHM’s advocacy and educational goals.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 7-10 years of increasingly senior experience in communications, digital, and messaging experience with nonprofit or advocacy organizations or campaigns; MFA or advanced communications degree a plus.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to create polished, original content for diverse audiences that “moves the needle” on civic engagement and conservation outcomes.
  • Experience working across diverse teams to distill complex concepts into interesting and digestible pieces; ability to thoughtfully listen to and incorporate ideas that shape impactful content.
  • Deep understanding of what makes compelling stories and motivates action; Proven ability to identify and seize opportunities to reach and expand key audiences.
  • Experience in writing workshops and the editing process desirable; comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback to colleagues at all levels.
  • Willingness to try new things and pitch creative ideas, plus the ability to move projects forward independently and under tight deadlines; ability to respond quickly but carefully to emerging news stories and opportunities.
  • Commitment to serving as an advocate for our coast; understanding and enthusiasm for grassroots organizing principles, as well as best practices in promoting civic engagement.
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and other design software and tools.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and taking public positions on relevant issues.
  • A sense of humor and the ability to work collaboratively under pressure is a must.

This is a full-time position that is based along Georgia’s coast, with occasional remote work a possibility. This position will require the employee to travel to communities across the Georgia coast as needed. Successful candidates will possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion and a passion for using the power of storytelling to protect our environmental and cultural resources for the next generation. This position will be a key member of the programs team and should consider themselves an advocate at heart. Through storytelling, they will work to advance the organization’s goal of protecting and preserving Georgia’s coast—forever.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and a representative writing sample, along with a cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position to OHM offers a competitive salary based on experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. Please, no telephone inquiries. Due to the volume of applicants, only those who best match the position’s needs will be contacted. One Hundred Miles is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 4 months.

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