Social Media Specialist

Job Location

Washington, D.C.


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Published Date

Apr 27, 2021

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Are you someone with a proven track record in using social media to create change? Do you love the oceans and want to use your digital skills to protect them? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect our oceans, which play a critical role in reducing the impacts of climate change, feeding a growing global population, and supporting the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.


Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. Since being founded in 2001, we have won more than 225 policy victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes in countries that, 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 European Union.



Oceana is seeking a social media specialist to work as a member of the digital marketing team within the International Marketing and Communications department to support the growth of our social media campaigning and daily outreach. This person will utilize social media for digital advocacy, fundraising and marketing campaigns. The Specialist must have proven content development and marketing skills, as well as an understanding of the importance of social listening and engagement. To succeed in this role, the Specialist must demonstrate analytic and creative ability as well as strong communication and people skills. The Specialist will work on many different projects or needs on any given day and should be comfortable meeting tight deadlines and managing requests from diverse stakeholders.


The ideal candidate recognizes the need to be flexible and act differently in different situations, especially when working with internal stakeholders – bringing empathy in times of stress and change, firm direction in times of uncertainty, or diplomacy in times of conflict. That flexibility should extend to the candidate’s work product as well, capable of quickly adapting to new situations and to draw on past successes and failures to solve current problems. They can see the big picture and acts today in a way that leads to achieving future objectives.


Strong candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The Specialist reports to the Director, Digital Marketing. Due to COVID-19, you will work remotely until further notice. You will be notified if/when working from the DC office is required.


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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.


“We are interested in all qualified candidates, but can only consider those candidates who have valid authorization to work in the United States.”