Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or related field and 3+ years professional experience in public relations required. Experience in non-profit or higher education with a focus on science or conservation beneficial. Ability to translate complex concepts into lay-friendly language for media outlets, with a track record of successfully pitching and placing these types of stories. Established contacts in the science/conservation/environmental media a plus. Excellent writing and speaking skills required. Working knowledge of Cision media tracking software or other electronic media distribution and tracking service beneficial. Ability to stay current with best practices and evolving trends in media relations and analytics. Proficiency with Google applications beneficial.
Creative, clear communicator with knowledge of AP Style and the ability to adapt to and sustain a brand voice. Curious, and driven to understand the Arboretum’s mission-focused work. Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and quickly with strong attention to detail. Self- starter, creative, innovative, and a knack for thinking “out of the box.” Ability to relate effectively with people of various backgrounds and ages, as part of an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. A commitment to, and ability to effectively convey, the Arboretum’s mission with genuine passion, and the willingness to continually learn about the programs and mission.