Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Content Coordinator (full – time)

Nashville, TN

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to leading the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors. For more than 70 years, it has been one of the leading voices for sportsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservation.

Its work is diverse, spanning public policy to habitat conservation. The Federation’s Conservation Policy program engages in legislative and regulatory matters on the local, state and federal levels that affect Tennessee’s natural resources and the interests of those who care about them. Hunters for the Hungry, provides more than a half-million meals annually to hungry Tennesseans through venison donations. Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, promotes the shooting sports and an outdoor lifestyle to nearly 2,000 student-athletes across the state. The Hunting and Fishing Academy provides hands-on outdoor experiences to our next generation of sportsmen and women. Tennessee Wildlife Federation is actively involved in wildlife and habitat stewardship initiatives through its Habitat Conservation program.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation seeks a dynamic individual to join its communications team in its Nashville office. This full-time position will be responsible for developing and placing traditional, digital, and social media content to support the awareness, positive perception, and financial support of the Federation. The coordinator develops content and tactics that align with the overall communications strategy set by the communications and development teams and ensures individual elements are timely and professionally executed.

Responsibilities: The Content Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for:

  • Doggedly executing communication tactics to advance the organization’s strategic objectives and mission while attracting and retaining donors;
  • Developing written content—for traditional and digital communications—for the varying aspects of Tennessee Wildlife Federation;
  • Conducting traditional media relations, spanning material development, follow up, and tracking;
  • Maintaining active, engaged communities through Federation’s digital platforms, including social media and email marketing.

Duties: The Content Coordinator is required to perform the following tasks:

  • Lead the writing and review of any content needed for outward communication. This can include conducting internal and external interviews to gather needed information. Outlets include:
    • website spanning blog entries to conservation policy issue pages
    • newsletters (digital and physical)
    • mass marketing emails (on platforms such as MailChimp, Emma, and Constant Contact)
    • press materials
    • sponsorship materials
    • event scripts
    • program collateral
    • donor appeals
    • grants
  • Manage all Tennessee Wildlife Federation social media channels, including:
    • Develop content plans that weigh the multiple communications needs of the Federation
    • Generate content that delivers on agreed upon objectives with the correct style, quality, and tone of voice
    • Work collaboratively to develop supporting visuals with graphic design support from Communications Coordinator
    • Monitor analytics, create reports that synthesize data and form recommendations and adjust content strategy to maximize traffic and effectiveness
  • Respond to public communications through all digital platforms
  • Execute traditional media relations, including media pitching, follow up, monitoring and recording.
  • Work with communications and development teams to manage project deliverables to ensure all deadlines are met
  • In that communications needs can sometimes arise outside the hours of a typical workday, willingness to work after hours and on weekends in certain circumstances
  • Travel as needed or directed to cover events, document news, or other Federation business
  • Other duties as assigned by superiors

Key Qualifications: As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Tennessee Wildlife Federation and be driven by the mission. The candidate will have the following attributes and experience:

  • Have 1–3 years of experience in the field of communications, such as public relations, marketing, or journalism, including supporting social media work
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an ability to write for the needs of various communications channels;
  • Background in strategic content creation
  • Demonstrated ability to work thoughtfully, exhibiting maturity and responsibility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple demands
  • Media relations experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

Personal Characteristics:

  • Must have a passion for the Federation’s mission.
  • Professional and friendly, able to handle the day-to-day ups and downs with efficiency and a sense of humor
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to reject setbacks and enthusiastically persist until goals are achieved
  • Resourceful to tackle challenges in a timely manner
  • Results oriented-team player who is accountable for his/her performance
  • Approaches work from the Federation’s point of view rather than personal

Performance Standards:

  • Conducts tasks accurately, with care, and in a timely manner
  • Seeks to provide staff members with individual support
  • Communicates effectively and listens to others. Has strong written and grammatical skills, and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across technological platforms.
  • Able to effectively coordinate multiple components of a project
  • Ability to strategically plan (short- and long-term)
  • Keeps supervisor informed and up-to-date on all matters pertaining to his/her work
  • Participate in all staff meetings and staff retreats
  • Treats all superiors and peers with respect
  • Follows all procedures and policies contained within the Federation’s employee manual

Application Instructions:

  • To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to ContentCoordinator@tnwf.org.
  • Candidates who auto-send LinkedIn or other automated replies using existing profiles or forms will not be considered for the position.
  • Phone calls regarding the position will not be accepted.

 

Tennessee Wildlife Federation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. No person will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability. Each person will be judged on his/her own merit when determining employment and advancement opportunities.