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Current Employment Opportunities with Panthera

Panthera's Background
Unlike any other conservation organization in the world, Panthera’s sole mission is the range-wide conservation of the world’s 38 species of wild cats. We are the largest wild cat conservation organization in the world in terms of global outreach, funding to the field, and staff expertise. Panthera is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2006.

Panthera’s core strategies are grounded in rigorous scientific research, political engagement with heads of state and national land-use agencies, and education and outreach activities for local communities living in areas with big cats. Our large-scale initiatives with tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards currently involve more than 50 countries and span three continents. We not only fund cat conservation initiatives, but act as a conservation think-tank that supports innovative people, programs, and ideas across the conservation spectrum. Much of Panthera's work is based in a spatial context and the Landscape Analysis Lab is central to Panthera's overall goals and day-to-day operations.

Current Openings:

 


Position: Communications Manager
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Vice President, Media and Digital Director
Location: NYC, Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Panthera, a not-for-profit conservation organization that conserves the world’s 38 species of wild cats, seeks a full-time Communications Manager to be based in the New York City office. This position, available immediately, is an exciting opportunity to work with the world’s leading big cat conservation organization, and to join Panthera’s new Communications team, tasked with a sharp focus on transitioning and broadening the organization’s marketing activities.

Panthera is looking for an expert manager for the Communications Department’s projects and staff, allowing for seamless coordination, function, and promotion (internally and externally) of the organization’s dynamic conservation work.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise, manage, prioritize and drive the timely completion of all of the Communications Department’s projects, including logistics and coordination among multiple staff.
  • Work with Panthera’s Vice President and Media and Digital Director on the development of strategic communications and digital strategies, and oversee implementation.
  • Serve as the point of contact for review and editing of Communications Department activities, including but not limited to:
    • Website and social media updates
    • Photo and video development projects and storage
    • Fundraising campaigns
    • Email listserv communications
    • Marketing material development
  • Day to day management of the Communications Department staff, including Panthera’s Web Engineer, Digital Marketing Manager, Graphic Designer, Copywriter and interns.
  • Ensure posting and publication of Panthera’s approved message architecture.
  • Provide effective performance feedback to Communications Department staff.
  • Report to Panthera’s Vice President and Media and Digital Director on Communications Department’s performance.
  • Collaborate closely with and assist Panthera’s Vice President and Media and Digital Director on overall Communications department development and special projects.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork and unity among Communications department members.
  • Manage Panthera’s online store/e-commerce.
  • Monitor Panthera’s Google Analytics and Adwords, Facebook Insights and Ads; and Panthera’s SEO.
  • Monitor Panthera’s news coverage and compile weekly internal media coverage reports.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience as a Communications Manager, overseeing numerous staff
  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Media, Public Relations, or a related field preferred
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Organizational Management, Communications, Journalism, Mass Media, or a related field strongly preferred
  • Expert project-management, organizational and writing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills
  • Ability to lead a team, maintain a positive and inspiring workplace and give and accept constructive criticism
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of digital marketing techniques desirable
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to careers@panthera.org with subject heading: LAST NAME, Communications Manager position.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Digital Marketing Manager
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Communications Manager
Location: NYC, Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Panthera, a not-for-profit conservation organization that conserves the world’s 38 species of wild cats, seeks a full-time Digital Marketing Manager to be based in the New York City office. This position, available immediately, is an exciting opportunity to work with the world’s leading big cat conservation organization, and to join Panthera’s new Communications team, tasked with a sharp focus on transitioning and broadening the organization’s marketing activities.

Panthera is looking for a creative and engaging individual to highlight the organization’s dynamic conservation work by developing and managing Panthera’s digital and social media marketing strategies in order to grow upon and engage new communities, increase awareness about big cats and Panthera, grow Panthera’s support-base by number of individuals, and to assist with fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Panthera’s digital and social media marketing strategies.
  • Manage Panthera’s social media platforms and generate creative written and visual content for Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest and other sites multiple times a day.
  • Grow Panthera’s existing social media communities and build communities on new social media platforms, such as Instagram.
  • Engage in interactive conservations with Panthera’s social media followers by consistently initiating and responding to dialogue regarding Panthera’s wild cat conservation work and related issues.
  • Monitor the latest news in wild cat and overall wildlife conservation to seed conversations with Panthera’s social media followers.
  • Coordinate with field staff, grantees, and other partners to research and aggregate stories, videos and photos from Panthera’s global wild cat conservation projects.
  • Communicate in a professional but unique social media ‘voice,’ representing the face of Panthera on social media.
  • Coordinate with Panthera staff to build and manage country or regional-based social media communities.
  • Conceptualize and direct Panthera’s social media campaigns.
  • Monitor activity on Panthera’s social media sites and traffic to Panthera’s website from social media platforms to enhance marketing efforts and target new demographics.
  • Manage Panthera’s social media advertisements, including Facebook Ads.
  • Promote Panthera’s fundraising campaigns, media features, public events, book and scientific publications and more on the organization’s social media channels.
  • Engage with influential bloggers, world-wide, to grow Panthera’s social media communities.
  • Monitor the latest trends in digital and social media marketing and propose adoption of new tools and sites in line with Panthera’s marketing strategies.
  • Educate and support Panthera’s global staff on the importance of social media, as well as the implementation of new technologies and campaigns.
  • Work closely with Panthera’s digital and social media consulting team on all of the above.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience in digital and social media marketing, with demonstrated professional success managing social media platforms via Facebook, Twitter, and other outlets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications English or a related field preferred
  • Master’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications English or a related field preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Experience in conservation preferred

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to careers@panthera.org with subject heading: LAST NAME, Digital Marketing Manager position.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Copywriter/Content Writer
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Communications Manager
Location: NYC, Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Panthera, a not-for-profit conservation organization that conserves the world’s 38 species of wild cats, seeks a full-time Copywriter to be based in the New York City office. This position, available immediately, is an exciting opportunity to work with the world’s leading big cat conservation organization, and to join Panthera’s new Communications team, tasked with a sharp focus on transitioning and broadening the organization’s marketing activities.

Panthera is looking for a creative, eloquent and personable storyteller to highlight the organization’s dynamic conservation work through original and creative written content for Panthera’s various audiences and outlets.

Responsibilities

  • Generate engaging and original written content for Panthera’s numerous outlets and audiences, including:
    • Website content, ranging from daily blog posts, event pages,
      field stories, to program page updates, and more
    • Monthly newsletters
    • Press releases
    • Email blasts
    • Online fundraising campaigns and email appeals
    • Unique conservation articles (grey literature, online or print)
    • Public and internal presentations and speeches
    • Social media platforms, as needed
    • Other new and emerging outlets
  • Research and generate written content for Panthera’s marketing materials, including program brochures, posters, fact sheets, infographics, and more.
  • Coordinate with field staff, grantees, and other partners to research and aggregate stories, often to accompany videos and photos, from Panthera’s global wild cat conservation projects and grantees.
  • Work closely with multiple Departments internally to share and consolidate information for use in Communications and Development materials.
  • Coordinate with Digital Marketing Manager to share content and media for Panthera’s social media platforms.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience as a copywriter/content creator, preferably with experience in the conservation, science, wildlife, animal, and / or nonprofit sectors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field preferred
  • Master’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field strongly preferred
  • Exceptional writing and emotive story-telling skills. Ability to communicate complex, science-based information to the general public
  • Some experience in writing online fundraising appeals preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required
  • Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to careers@panthera.org with subject heading: LAST NAME, Copywriter position.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Media & Communications Intern
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Web & Media Coordinator
Salary: College Credit Required* w/ Travel Stipend
Time Period: Summer/Fall 2014

The Organization

Panthera, founded in 2006, is the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the most imperiled large cats – tigers, lions, jaguars, cheetahs and snow leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera works in partnership with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities and governments around the world.

Panthera’s Media & Communications Internship

Panthera seeks a Media & Communications Intern in our New York City based headquarter office. This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience within an international conservation non-profit organization. Panthera’s Media and Communications intern will assist with tasks ranging from media management to public relations. The position will also support administrative tasks, and allow participants to get an inside look at coordination within Panthera’s international conservation programs. The intern will report to the Web & Media Coordinator and help meet the communications needs of Panthera’s global staff.

Essential duties include:

  • Assist with the organization of Panthera’s Internal Image Database.
  • Assist with updating Panthera’s website with current popular articles, press releases, and events
  • Assist with management of Panthera’s press contacts worldwide
  • Assist with maintaining Panthera’s social media platforms
  • Provide day to day administrative support, including creating Press Kits, researching inquiries, & maintaining office inventories

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a 4 year accredited university. Applicants must be able to provide an Internship for Credit Eligibility Letter to be considered
  • All majors welcome to apply, although preference given to Communications, Media Studies, Environmental Science and related majors
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, verbal skills, written skills, and judgment
  • Must be computer savvy and comfortable using both Mac & PC
  • Interest in wildlife conservation
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (or other image editing software)
  • Knowledge of Apple’s Aperture highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Drupal preferred
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, is desirable

Compensation

*This is an unpaid internship, course credit is required. Panthera offers subsidized travel.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to Rebekah Bailey, Office Manager (careers@panthera.org) with subject heading: LAST NAME, Media & Comms Intern position

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V