Communications Manager (Tennessee)

Southern Environmental Law Center

Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA


Position Description / Responsibilities

As a Communications Manager for SELC, you will be an integral part of the communications team working to engage and educate about a full range of environmental issues of particular importance to the South—climate change, clean air and water, our public lands, coastal protections, and environmental justice.

If you’re up for the challenge of figuring out how communications can advance environmental progress, we want you to be part of our team. You will be responsible for overseeing communications for our Tennessee office, as well as providing support for our work in Georgia and Alabama, and acting as the point person for other regional and federal programmatic issues. You will work closely with our attorneys, partner groups, and communications team members to plan and execute communications strategies. You will think strategically and creatively about how to message environmental issues, incorporate storytelling into our content, help shape media coverage on environmental legal and policy developments, and integrate different communications touchpoints to reach target audiences. Your days will involve working with attorneys to develop a messaging platform on a new issue, pitching reporters on a development, collaborating with the digital and creative team on an online advocacy campaign to advance an issue, and working with partner groups on an op-ed or press event.

This is a chance to join our 18-person communications team of strategists, designers, analysts, investigators, ambassadors, and innovators who work closely together to develop comprehensive communications strategies to help SELC meet its programmatic and organizational objectives. We tell the stories, paint the picture, make the information clear, and reach the right people to move the environmental needle.

This is a full-time position based in either our Nashville or Atlanta office; if based in Atlanta, the position will require monthly travel to Nashville. The Communications Manager will report to the Director of Communications and work in close partnership with our Tennessee Office Director and communications and program teams.

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Application Instructions

To Apply: Applications should include a resume and a cover letter directed to the Director of Communications Erin Malec. The initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is March 5, 2021. However, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please submit your application materials in one email to: Please include “Communications Manager” in the subject line.

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