Relations/Conservation Communication Specialist
mission of the
is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance
animal conservation. The Zoo’s
Conservation Communication Specialist position plays an integral role in
fulfilling that mission.
full-time position represents the Zoo’s public relations team as a powerful
voice for conservation across all media including mainstream, online, print,
A gifted writer and communicator with a dedication to
international animal conservation efforts, the Zoo seeks a candidate who will work
closely with Zoo leadership, developing and implementing strategies and
tactics that positively shape attitudes and perceptions about the
Indianapolis Zoo and its
Qualifications minimum five years experience in the public relations
or journalism field is required.
detail-oriented with exceptional writing and grammatical skills
• The specialist must be
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in
Journalism, Communications or related field is required.
xperience in photography and video as well as basic
editing in both areas is recommended.
• Experience managing website content is also desired.
Successful candidate will also have proven success in:
Building and maintaining national, regional, and local relationships with
Measurably increasing media coverage;
Researching and producing
articles for placement in highly visible communications channels;
Working within AP style and an organization’s written and graphic standard
The Indianapolis Zoo is a one of the top tourist destinations
in Indiana. Our animal exhibits, gardens and aquariums delight
more than a million visitors annually. The Zoo is a private,
The Zoo offers a
competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental,
vision, life, and short term disability; 403b plan; paid holidays, and paid
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED (see below). Candidates should attach cover letters and résumés,
including three professional references (current or former supervisors are
preferred; no friends or relatives). Please indicate your salary
requirements. Mailed, faxed and hand-delivered
applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. On the online
employment application, please enter “Conservation Communication Specialist” in the
"position desired" section. Application deadline is Sept. 27.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of pre-employment testing including a drug test, driving record and criminal
history checks. The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free workplace and
an equal opportunity employer.
Online Job Application
Photo by Mark Zelonis