12/17/21 Recruitment Announcement: Communication and Digital Media Specialist

Recruitment Announcement

December 17,2021

Communication and Digital Media Specialist

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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and east Florida to Key West. The Council is responsible for Coastal Migratory Pelagics from New York to Florida and for Dolphin/Wahoo, from Maine to Florida.

The Communication and Digital Media Specialist (CDM) position is responsible for developing a wide range of communication products in support of Council activities. The CDM serves as the Council’s webmaster and administrator for outreach and communication software products and assists other staff in developing documents and graphics to support the Council’s communication needs. Duties include developing digital and print media outreach materials, working closely with other staff to develop graphics and visual aids for Council documents and presentations, and managing the Council’s website and application platforms. The CDM is expected to work effectively in a team-oriented environment with minimal direct supervision while managing multiple tasks simultaneously and meeting deadlines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage website structure and framework
  • Manage and post website content
  • Serve as the POC for website design and hosting contractors
  • Monitor website use and analytics to inform decision making relevant to updates
  • Coordinate third party software vendors and software applications
  • Stay current with digital media developments and assist with design or selection of future applications
  • Create user-friendly digital and print media in support of Council activities
  • Develop documents and graphics to effectively convey technical information to general audiences
  • Foster cohesively branded content across multiple communication products and tools
  • Manage end-to-end digital projects and coordinate workflow both internally and with outside collaborators
  • Serve as a liaison with federal, state, and NGO partners for digital media management
  • Participate in outreach activities and events
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

Minimum Education Requirement: A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in digital media and communications, multimedia or graphic design and development, or related field.

Minimum Professional Experience Requirement: Two years of professional experience in website management, communications, digital media design or related activities.


  • Experience with website design and content management systems, particularly using WordPress
  • Experience with media editing software and techniques
  • Experience managing and organizing digital media products
  • Ability to develop effective graphics for presentations, documents, brochures, etc.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • An ability to multitask and perform under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, cooperative working relationships with stakeholders, partners and Council members
  • Experience in the public sector, preferred
  • Experience in fisheries or natural resources management, preferred
  • Knowledge of the fisheries and fisheries resources of the Southeast US, preferred

All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Deputy Executive Director for Management

Travel Requirements: Duties require overnight travel of varied frequency, duration and destinations.  Travel to at least 4 Council meetings per year (5 days each), three of which usually require overnight travel.  Frequently, there are other meetings or events out of the office.  Some of those meetings may require overnight travel.

Work Environment: The work environment is deadline driven requiring tasks to be completed both individually and through collaboration with various teams and work groups. Collaborators may include coworkers, fishing stakeholders both recreational and commercial, NOAA Fisheries, non-governmental organizations, researchers, resource managers, state marine fisheries agencies, and universities. Work is generally performed in an office or hotel meeting space.

This position is eligible for remote work on a limited basis.

Starting Salary (ZP II): $55,000 negotiable depending on education and experience.

This is a permanent, non-federal position with excellent benefits.  Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to

Kelly Klasnick

Administrative Officer

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201

North Charleston, SC 29405