Writer/Editor, CEO Communications

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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30+ days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Writer/Editor, CEO Communications drafts and edits a variety of written products that leverage the CEO voice to advance The Nature Conservancy’s organizational priorities. They create compelling content in the CEO’s voice and style, including correspondence, blogs, speeches, talking points, social media posts, and briefings. They write for a variety of audiences, including global change agents, the global Board of Directors, state and country boards of trustees, major donors, partners, members and TNC staff.

This position reports to the Director of CEO Communications and works with the Office of the CEO and other teams across the organization to develop, implement and manage communications and engagement plans to help raise CEO visibility and increase awareness of TNC priorities. This position will be required to report into the Worldwide Office at least two (2) days a week, depending on the schedule of the CEO. They also provide design and formatting assistance, research, fact checking, proofreading, and archiving support to the Office of the CEO, collect and review briefing materials, and facilitate ongoing coordination with other teams across the organization.


Are you looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose using your writing, editing, and research skills? The Nature Conservancy’s Office of the CEO is looking for a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has great attention to detail, and enjoys turning complex information into clear and concise written products for a variety of audiences. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to executive communications at the heart of an organization that impacts conservation in 76 countries and territories around the world.


You have all of these:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience writing or editing one or more of the following: newsletter, magazine, annual report, web-site articles/stories, donor profiles, executive correspondence, acknowledgement letters, campaign brochures, funding proposals, fact sheets, presentations, or equivalent.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects.

You have all or some of these:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Experience implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Experience leading or managing projects.


To apply for job ID 52453, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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