Job Opening: Conservation Writer- CLOSED


Rainforest Trust was established in 1988 to save rainforests and other threatened tropical habitats that are critical for saving the most endangered species. Celebrating 24 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to say that we have directly saved over 7 million acres across 17 countries and 67 sites. Rainforest Trust has been consistently awarded the top 4-star Charity Navigator rating. This great achievement is testimony to the dedication and commitment of our board and staff to save threatened tropical habitats and endangered species, buying and protecting real acres in real places.

Position summary:

Rainforest Trust has many active field conservation partners across Latin America engaged in a diverse array of conservation projects and grants, from land purchase to protected area management and research. To further engage our donor base and facilitate reporting of project achievements from our partner to a wider audience, we are seeking a Conservationist and/or Biologist that can liaise with our partners in Spanish to obtain the latest news and results (including photos and videos) as well as assist with donor reporting and information for grant applications.

The position works closely with Communication and Development staff as well as with the CEO. The position can be either full or part time (depending on candidate’s experience) and would be based from our Northern Virginia office.

We seek an applicant that has excellent English writing skills, fluency in Spanish, and has experience with conservation, ideally in the tropics. Candidates with experience of writing articles and reports on conservation or biology are preferred (examples of your work are requested).

Experience required for candidates:

–Experience with biodiversity conservation, ideally in the tropics.

–Strong English writing and editing skills.

–Spanish language skills.

–Ability to work as a team member.

Ideal candidates also have some of the following experience:

–Experience writing and editing communication materials.

–Experience managing photos and videos.

How to apply

Please send applications to:

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.

Please include a cover letter, resume (including two professional references) and your salary aspirations. Please also indicate your preference for full or part time position. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.