Editorial Manager – Communications, Marketing & Education Division

Posted On: February 17, 2012

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Rainforest Alliance

Company Description

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

Job Description

The Editorial Manager will be responsible for overseeing content and design for the Rainforest Alliance’s publications, presentations, website and various social media platforms. S/he will ensure editorial and design style consistency across the organization’s written and visual materials and develop messaging appropriate to the organization’s mission and to individual program needs.

•Oversee production of the Rainforest Alliance's principal publications and presentations including, but not limited to: websites, brochures, annual reports, videos, slideshows, newsletters, press releases, blogs, speeches, fact sheets and case studies, as well as development and event related materials;
•Serve as in-house editor, providing precisely targeted editorial support as needed;
•Work with in-house and external designers to produce effective and appealing materials that adhere to Rainforest Alliance design style;
•Write, review and edit printed and online communications to ensure accuracy of information and detect errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax;
•Coordinate with consultants on agreement scope of work and subsequent deliverables; and
•Other duties as assigned.

•Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Journalism;
•7-10 years experience in professional work environment;
•A minimum of 8 years experience in journalism, nonprofit or corporate communications;
•Strong sense of design and experience working with designers;
•Proven track record in strategic communications work;
•Strong project management and organizational skills;
•Experience managing staff;
•Demonstrated interest in conservation, corporate social responsibility and/or international development issues;
• Superior written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills;
•Flexibility and willingness to work independently on a wide range of tasks and projects;
•Proven ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; and
•Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish preferred

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter and salary history to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance, 665 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012; Fax: 212-677-2187; E-mail: Personnel@ra.org. If emailing, use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title and position you are applying for.