Nearly one billion people currently do not have enough to eat. The demand for food is projected to increase 70% by 2050 as the global population grows to an expected 9 billion. An often-overlooked solution to this problem is our oceans. A fully productive ocean could provide one nutritious meal a day for 700 million people, or 13% to 15% of the animal protein produced on the entire planet. Moreover, wild-caught ocean fish uses no land, needs negligible amounts of water, is the lowest cost per pound to obtain, and provides human health benefits.
Unfortunately, ocean productivity is drastically declining due to overfishing, destructive fishing practices, marine habitat loss and pollution. If action is not taken to reverse this trend now, wild seafood may soon disappear as a major food source for a hungry planet. There is good news, however: restoring wild seafood is achievable and there are many examples of fish rebounding under science-based management. Science gives us clear direction about how to manage fish recovery. Fish will recover if we –
- Set reasonable fishing quotas and reduce industrial overfishing;
- Reduce bycatch (the incidental catch of non-targeted fish and ocean wildlife); and
- Protect marine habitat, both in preserving biodiversity and ecosystem health, as well as from the harmful effects of marine pollution.
Oceana is a fun, fast-growing, international organization that encourages creativity, flexibility and the freedom to own your career. With Oceana leading the way in international ocean conservation through policy advocacy, there’s no better time to join such a rewarding organization.
Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.
We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.
In the United States, Oceana’s campaigns include reducing plastics pollution, stopping the expansion of dirty and dangerous offshore drilling, increasing transparency at sea, promoting responsible fishing practices, and helping to protect sharks, whales and other marine animals.
The multimedia specialist reports to Oceana’s multimedia producer and is a member of the U.S. communications team based in Washington, DC. The multimedia specialist is responsible for creating compelling visuals (in print and web) for a variety of audiences (e.g., media, elected officials and supporters) to help Oceana’s U.S. campaigns achieve their goals. Additionally, the multimedia specialist will work with the campaign teams, communications staff and Oceana’s marketing department to develop content that will expand the visibility of Oceana’s U.S. campaigns on new and existing mediums.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Conceptualize and develop high-level strategic materials for Oceana’s U.S. campaigns, including reports, fact sheets, infographics, advertisements and social media graphics
- Assist with the production of reports and other materials, working closely with the campaign teams, communications staff and outside vendors
- Design collateral materials, such as cards, invitations and giveaways
- Design presentations for senior management and other experts
- Work collaboratively with Oceana’s marketing team to develop a stronger voice for the U.S. campaigns on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Manage Oceana’s designed materials and other visual assets, including photos
- Provide design support for Oceana’s U.S. website, including the blog
- Assist with other U.S. communications activities as needed
Education and Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
- At least three years of experience in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Skills and Knowledge:
- Strong graphic design skills and familiarity with materials design
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (special focus on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), Microsoft Office Suite (special focus on PowerPoint) and other primary graphic design programs
- Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills adaptable to a variety of audiences
- Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
- Ability to synthesize and convey complicated information quickly and accurately for lay audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a team player to coordinate projects, and work effectively with a variety of personalities
- Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure while maintaining humor and high energy
- Ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment, manage multiple assignments and coordinate with all levels within the organization
- Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation
- Comfortable with ambiguity and able to identify opportunities in times of change
- Must be a proactive team player and have a positive, customer service attitude
- Independent and original thinker, able to provide solutions both within the team environment and on their own
- Ability to take initiative in suggesting ways to expand work and responsibilities of position to help Oceana’s campaigns achieve their goals
- Experience with Drupal and WordPress is a plus
- Multimedia visual storytelling experience is a plus, including knowledge of digital video, animation, photography, audio, and production processes and workflows
- Familiarity with web design is a plus
- In-depth knowledge of social media tools, networks and online communities is a plus
- Interest in ocean conservation and Oceana’s campaigns is a plus
- Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus
Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and portfolio in order to be considered.
Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.