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FishWise is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. We recognize diversity as important to accomplishing our work and view diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, job skills, education, and geographic location.

Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides a full range of benefits to support a positive life balance.

Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Retirement savings plan, with matching contribution

 

  • Generous annual leave and sick time
  • Paid holidays

Seafood Alliance for Legality & Traceability Request for Quotes: Editor and Proofreader

Date of Issuance: July 26, 2022

Quote Submission Deadline: August 12 by 5:00 PM PST (extended)

Period of Performance: On or about August 15, 2022 to August 12, 2023

Location of Work: Remote

 

Summary

The goal of this Request for Quotes (RFQ) is to identify a consultant or firm (hereby referred to as ‘consultant’) who can edit a variety of writing formats from long-form reports to blogs to social media posts for flow and style while tightening language, in addition to proofreading for grammar and punctuation.

 

Background

FishWise promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry, supporting sustainability through environmentally and socially responsible business practices. 

The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) is a global alliance for knowledge exchange and collaboration to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains. SALT brings together the seafood industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to accelerate learning and support collaboration on innovative solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with a particular focus on traceability–the ability to track the movement of seafood through supply chains. SALT is a public-private partnership between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Packard, Moore, and Walton Family Foundations and is implemented by FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy.   

SALT is wrapping up its final year, which involves several reports to USAID as well as blogs, briefs, website content and presentations about SALT and its grantee work. SALT is seeking a copy editor and proofreading support for finalizing deliverables in 2022 and ongoing work in 2023.

 

Scope of Work

SALT is seeking a consultant that has a strong editing background and master of grammar and punctuation to finalize our two end-of-year deliverables, an annual report and workplan, to USAID and provide editorial support for other bodies of written work. The consultant must:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in this editorial field.
  • Provide editorial input for communications products, content, and visuals. 
  • Review final products to ensure brevity, and flow, remove redundancies.
  • Follow copy editing branding and standards SALT has created for consistency.
  • Show strong editing skills and attention to detail. 
  • Liaise regularly with team to provide feedback.
  • Have excellent knowledge of English grammar and American word usage and spelling required. 
  • Manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Have experience editing content for a variety of audiences (e.g., government, industry and academia).
  • Possess a degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or a related liberal arts field required, or equivalent number of years in a similar editor/writing position

Not required, but very helpful:

  • WordPress understanding to publish finalized blog content to website
  • Experience in visual and text layout
  • Prior editing or work in seafood environment
  • 508 compliance for government publications

 

To view complete RFQ, click here.

 

Interested consultants should submit their inquiries and responses by email by the dates listed above. Responses should be directed to SALT@fishwise.org

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Reports to: FishWise Senior Project Director

The FishWise Communications Manager works collaboratively in a dynamic organization to, support, and execute integrated, strategic and tactical communications across the organization. 

The successful candidate will be a superior storyteller. They will be a resourceful and effective content producer who can solve problems quickly and take action to elevate awareness about FishWise’s work, capitalize on opportunities and celebrate successes. The Communications Manager will gather, create and edit content for external audiences through multiple channels and mediums. 

They will be a convincing and authentic representative of FishWise, able to connect effectively with staff across the organization and FishWise stakeholders. They must have a deep interest in and a commitment to FishWise’s mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop an annual communications plan that spans all platforms (e.g. website, social media, newsletters), working with the Leadership Team and Executive Director to prioritize the most effective efforts and align with FishWise’s strategic goals, brand, and expertise in the sustainable seafood movement. 
  • Establish and track metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of FishWise’s communications, including audience reach, and make recommendations to increase collaborative, fundraising, and business development opportunities. 
  • Manage and maintain FishWise’s regular online presence (website and social media), which includes written and visual content and technical troubleshooting. 
  • Identify timely opportunities and manage periodic communications, develop and layout content across multiple platforms, ensuring consistency in messaging. Includes social media, press releases, blogs, newsletters, annual impact reports. 
  • Work closely with FishWise teams to support respective communications projects (e.g. presentations, blogs, fundraising collateral, business partner reports); ensure alignment with FishWise brand and strategy. 
  • Stay abreast of key developments, current issues, and events in seafood sustainability as they relate to FishWise’s work.
  • Build, maintain, and develop FishWise’s media relationships. 
  • Lead organizational rebranding efforts with the incoming Executive Director. 
  • Through everyday actions, contribute to an organizational culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, high performance, continuous improvement, and innovation. 

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Superior writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and ability to “translate” technical language into compelling and accessible information. 
  • Experience in communicating to a diverse set of audiences: government, non-profits, businesses, and the public.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to work well with others.
  • Project management: proven ability to to manage multiple large projects and deadlines, proactively identifying and addressing competing deadlines.
  • Experience with social media strategies and execution, brand development, public relations, media, and content development, and proven track record in using technology to identify and effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
  • 5+ years of related experience in journalism, public relations, or marketing.
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or a closely related field is preferred; an equivalent combination of education and experience is also considered.
  • Proficient with Google Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Office, Slack, Zoom, and other relevant communication platforms and software
  • Passion for working in a mission-driven organization. 

PREFERRED SKILLS 

  • Graphic design, page layout and photography.
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management software, like Zoho. Video editing skills.
  • Previous experience in sustainable seafood or fisheries conservation.

HOURS & REQUIREMENTS 

  • This is a full-time position. Work hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (PST or EST, with flexible scheduling options contingent on supervisor’s approval)
  • FishWise is headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA. This position has the option to be fully remote.
  • United States work authorization is required.
  • Evening and weekend work will sometimes be required.
  • Occasional business travel and personal transportation are required.

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We are interested in working with people who have different types of experience and backgrounds. If you don’t see the opportunity you are looking for, please submit a general application.