Specialist, Media & External Affairs - 17055


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Specialist, Media and External Affairs at our Washington, DC office. 


The specialist will implement innovative media and external affairs tactics to advance WWF’s conservation mission and drive engagement with policymakers, the public, influencers and media. Also, supports the Media & External Affairs team’s work related to the organization’s Markets & Food Goal, and external engagement on WWF’s work with the private sector.


  • Works with the lead specialist to support the Media & External Affairs’ team’s work with the Markets & Food Goal, focusing on agriculture and commodities.
  • Implements comprehensive, integrated and proactive external affairs and public relations tactics to promote WWF’s engagement with key audiences and to deliver on the organization’s conservation goals through multiple channels.
  • Under the guidance of the lead specialist, coordinates sustainable food and private sector engagement elements of external communications strategies for top-tier priorities and campaigns. Works with communications and program staff to develop and implement these strategies.
  • As needed, acts as MXA’s liaison and coordination point with other WWF offices on Markets & Food and private sector engagement issues. Works with media and program staff at WWF-International and other WWF National and Program Offices. 
  • Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with environmental media, and internally with other WWF teams in Marketing and Communications, the Private Sector Engagement and Food & Markets teams, and across WWF’s Goals.
  • Represents WWF-US at appropriate conferences and events where strategic communications is a priority. May travel to field programs, other WWF offices, government headquarters and other locations both domestically and internationally.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required as is knowledge of working with media and engaging in digital public relations tactics.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in public relations or journalism is required.
  • A background in communications related to environmental issues or other scientific fields is preferred.
  • Superb oral and written communications skills are a must. 
  • Ability to develop and implement external affairs and public relations tactics on tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects; also must be flexible and able to be a cooperative team player. 
  • Successfully sell ideas within the organization and work cooperatively with people from other organizations and cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work diplomatically as part of a high-level, multi­dimensional, international team.
  • Strong organizational/analytical skills.
  • Must possess appreciation and enthusiasm for conservation.


To Apply:

  • Please visit our Careers Page, Requisition #17055, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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Formed in 1961 by a group of concerned biologists, WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, supporting projects focused on saving wildlife species and their habitats. Now over 50 years old, WWF works in over 100 countries and is supported by more than 6 million members around the world—uniquely combining global reach, scientific innovation, and local action to meet the needs of people and nature.

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