The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
This is a hybrid position with ability to work from our Washington, DC office location.
- Draft, edit, and manage day-to-day correspondence on behalf of the CEO.
- Develop a deep understanding of the CEO's voice, preferences, and strategic priorities.
- Ensure the CEO's unique voice and strategic direction is consistently reflected in all written communications.
- Review and coordinate letters and correspondence for CEO's signature.
- Develop and enforce quality standards for all correspondence.
- Collaborate closely with the Chief of Staff and VP of Executive Communications for guidance.
- Craft content for internal and external newsletters, aligning closely with the CEO's message and strategic direction.
- Create engaging copy that reinforces the CEO's vision and values for internal communication channels.
- Maintain a distinct and authentic tone in all internal communications representative of the CEO.
- Consult on the social media strategy for the CEO and draft content.
- Write, edit, proofread and serve as internal consultant for program and event materials, including invitations, collateral, and other materials.
- In cooperation with other relevant executives and teams, write, review and edit publications, op-eds, and other enterprise communications with CEO involvement.
- Execute executive communication strategies with a laser focus on enhancing the CEO's external profile.
- Collaborate closely with the Chief of Staff and VP, Executive Communications to understand and effectively convey CEO vision to external stakeholders.
- Work hand-in-hand with Marketing and Communications team to ensure alignment between CEO and organizational messaging, coordinate communication strategies, and amplify the CEO's messaging.
- Play a supporting, sometimes pivotal role, in crafting content and talking points for high-profile events, talks, speeches, and other engagements led by the CEO.
- Collaborate with leadership to ensure seamless integration of the CEO's messaging into key events.
- Contribute to the creation of talking points and speeches that resonate with the CEO's leadership style.
- Upon occasion may need to staff CEO at events
- Prioritize the CEO's communication requirements and maintain a proactive approach to support their objectives.
- Foster a deep sense of ownership and responsibility for the communication output of the CEO's office.
- Thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, meeting the time-sensitive demands.
- Exhibit agility and adaptability to swiftly respond to evolving communication priorities.
- Efficiently manage tasks to ensure timely delivery of high-quality written materials.
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, or related field (a master’s degree is a huge plus). At least five years of experience as a dedicated writer in an executive support role. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will also be considered.
- Excellent judgement and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills with a singular focus on capturing the voice of a senior executive.
- Ability to build a strong rapport with senior executives and understand communication nuances.
- Familiarity with and experience executing executive communication and social media strategies.
- Strong editing and research skills, a global mindset, an emphasis on quality and detail, and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment are critical.
- Proficient in data entry, filing, and other administrative tasks.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills. Accountable, great execution ability with a positive attitude.
- Team player.
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure is essential.
- Strategic mindset and ability to map out a series of communications.