Global Aquaculture Communications Assistant

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • Jan 29, 2020
Full time Government/Nonprofit Land Use

Job Description


The position will report to the Aquaculture Strategy Specialist and will ideally work from our World Office in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. No relocation assistance is offered and applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S.

The Communications Assistant provides support to the Global Aquaculture program, in the form of communications, writing, and research. They will provide essential support for the Global Aquaculture program and will be working virtually with staff leading Restorative Aquaculture (shellfish and seaweed) and Smart Growth (finfish and finance) pilot projects in Belize, Tanzania, Indonesia, Palau, China, Hong Kong, the US, Australia, and New Zealand.



  • Assists in the development of original communication content, collateral, and correspondence that facilitates comprehension, adoption, and advancement of the goals and objectives of the Global Aquaculture program.
  • Supports researching, drafting, and distributing communication materials to educate and inform various target audiences of the Global Aquaculture program, including but not limited to: articles, bylines, opinion pieces, slide decks, fact sheets, blogs, and story maps.
  • Proactively works with the Global Aquaculture team to update task lists and gauge progress and priorities within their scope of work.
  • Coordinates meeting logistics (sends invitations, schedules meetings, securing meeting rooms, etc.) with Global Aquaculture team, Communications team, TNC field programs, and partners, as necessary.
  • Other responsibilities and opportunities as they arise. 



  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience.
  • Experience using Microsoft office, Word, Excel, and navigating the Internet.
  • Experience analyzing available information for solving problems.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience in writing and editing for science communication with non-science audiences
  • Enrolled in or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program plus 1-year related experience. 
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with or experience in aquaculture, marine science, geospatial science, and/or communications.
  • Experience conducting research and informal interviews.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.