Communications Assistant, Multimedia

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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New York City, NY, United States

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30+ days ago

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary

NRDC is seeking a Communications Assistant, Multimedia to work with the multimedia team in the Communications department in our New York City office.

NRDC is looking for a committed individual with interest in visual work and strong attention to detail to work with our multimedia team. The Communications Assistant, Multimedia reports to the Multimedia Director and supports the multimedia staff by performing a variety of administrative tasks, including submitting invoices, scheduling, tracking budgets, and managing contracts, with opportunities for production work as needed, such as booking travel, sourcing swag vendors, and putting together call sheets. The multimedia department includes photography, video, and graphic design, supporting all sections of the organization by producing compelling visual content daily to advance NRDC’s mission to safeguard the Earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
  • Process and track invoices and contracts from numerous freelancers and vendors
  • Manage and submit expense reports for the Multimedia Director
  • Track budgets for the multimedia department
  • Manage the Multimedia Director’s calendar
  • Schedule team meetings
  • Serve as the multimedia team’s representative to coordinate event and facility needs
  • Organize swag closets
  • Order swag or printed materials as needed
  • Book travel for shoots as needed
  • Perform other creative and administrative tasks as needed
  • 1–2 years of experience, including internships, in creative or production arenas
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proactive, organized, efficient, detail-oriented, able to follow detailed instructions
  • Proven ability to multitask successfully and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Familiarity with content- and expense-management systems (e.g. iMeet and Concur) a plus
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Passionate about the environment and public health. Experience with environment- and/or public health-related content a plus
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $50,000 to $55,000.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements.

To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs.

If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422.

For more about NRDC, visit