Communications- Writer/Photographer

  • California Waterfowl Association
  • Roseville, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jun 05, 2018
Full time Communication - Public Outreach

Job Description


Application deadline: 8 a.m. June 18

California Waterfowl is seeking a writer/photographer who is passionate about conservation and/or hunting and eager to get in on the ground floor (with opportunities for advancement) with one of the nation’s most successful and respected hunting and conservation organizations. In this job, you will:

– Share the story of California Waterfowl’s innovative and effective work in waterfowl, wetlands, hunting, education and advocacy with our members, our supporters and the general public.

– Work on the organization’s social media, website, quarterly magazine, promotional materials and meeting materials, using a variety of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office software. Solid journalism- or PR-style information-gathering and writing experience is a must (college experience is fine), as are basic DSLR and Photoshop skills. Basic video production and design skills are helpful, but these and others can be learned on the job.

– Work primarily in our Roseville, California, office 8-5 M-F, but frequently head out into the field – sometimes on weekends or at odd hours – to photograph, film and write about topics/events including but not limited to waterfowl banding, habitat restoration, fundraisers, hunter conservation summer camps and public policy work at the state Capitol.

Be sure to look around this website to learn what we’re about, and what type of work you would be doing – in the vast majority of cases, if it’s on the website, someone on our communications team produced it. Here’s  one example – a video that was produced by our communications team:


– Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing field

– Published work that demonstrates the skills we’re looking for, including news articles, websites, blogs, professional social media (i.e., not personal)

– The ability to demonstrate in person basic writing, editing, photography and photo processing skills

– Strong work ethic, relentless desire to learn new skills

– Professional (previous employer) references. If you have no work experience in this field, academic references will also be required.

Note: If you do not meet these requirements, please do not apply.

Pay, benefits and perquisites:

– Hourly employee

– Pay negotiable

– Medical benefits

– 401k with matching for employees who have served at least 30 days

To apply, please submit the following by 8 a.m. June 18, 2018, to Communications Director Holly Heyser at

 Cover letter (Word doc not required; email is fine) that shows and tells us why you would be good for California Waterfowl. This job posting contains all the information you need to make that case effectively.

– Single-page resume that includes pertinent education, experience and skills

– Three to seven examples of pertinent work, including published articles, photos and videos. Links to online work are preferred.

Note: We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but beyond that, we will be contacting only candidates we wish to interview.

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