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Press Secretary

Job Location

Washington, DC


Type of Job



$60,000 - $70,000

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Published Date

Oct 5, 2022

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stripes. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. We advance this mission through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, advancing environmental justice, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.


The National Wildlife Federation believes that in order to save wildlife and ourselves, we need to ensure that everyone in America has clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to the daily benefits of nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. These basic needs, equally necessary and urgent for all people, are foundational to bringing the conservation movement and ethos into the 21st century.


The National Wildlife Federation is looking for a Press Secretary focused on Spanish-language and Latinx-serving media to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Press Secretary will support National Wildlife Federation staff and the Communications Department as they develop and execute effective integrated strategic campaigns designed to garner earned Spanish language and Latinx-serving media for the organization.


The candidate should have an interest in marketing communications within the conservation field and must be someone who can manage multiple projects, work well with others, take initiative, and contribute to a culture of quality, innovation, and passion. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. This position will be based out of the National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, D.C., although remote candidates residing in other major cities or near the organization’s regional offices will be considered.


In this role you will:


  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization and on conservation and environmental issues with press.
  • Develop relationships with both Spanish-language and Latinx-serving media outlets and reporters.
  • Collaborate with national communications team to develop a strategy to reach Spanish language audiences.
  • Pitch stories, interviews, and initiatives to local and national media.
  • Support the national communications team through the drafting of press releases, advisories, opinion content, blog posts, social media content, and other materials in English and Spanish.
  • Collaborate with communications, policy, and program staff across the National Wildlife Federation and its affiliates on messaging and strategy.
  • Help develop strategic communications strategies, plans, and campaigns.




  • Demonstrated experience in media relations, earned media placements, and pitching campaigns and stories with on-the-record experience preferred
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of equity and environmental justice — demonstrated through professional and/or lived experience
  • Strong understanding of media relations and advocacy
  • Able to work independently and cooperatively; ability to accomplish projects with little supervision
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to meet unanticipated needs
  • Effective problem-solving skills


NWF Values:


Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:


  • Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized;
  • Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions;
  • Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement;
  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them;
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
  • Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission


Travel Requirements:


This position may consist of some weekend and after-hours work, with occasional travel.


Compensation and Benefits:


The salary range for this position is currently $60,000-$70,000. annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits in 2021! We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel restored and fueled through the day and week.


We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional, and physical health:


  • Paid time off: Vacation that starts off at three weeks accrual, unlimited wellbeing (this time can be used for physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural, religious or financial wellbeing for yourself, a partner, or family member – including pets), 10 holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • We close down for a paid winter break between December 25 to January 1 to recognize end of-year stress, and time for reflection, rejuvenation, and spending time with family.
  • Up to 16 weeks of fully paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance options – all outpatient mental health is covered at in-network rates
  • Therapist available at no cost
  • Pet insurance and discount perk program
  • Annual wellbeing allowance


In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to your personal finances:


  • Retirement plan with immediate match and vesting
  • Annual year end retirement contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption and Surrogacy assistance
  • Pet adoption stipend
  • Student Loan management


Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at


COVID Consideration:


The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until further notice. We are currently starting our positions as remote, and are continuing to explore what our future of work will be moving forward. Proof of vaccination will be required to join the National Wildlife Federation.




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.


We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at


We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.


Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at or 703-438-6244.


If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

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