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trout unlimited communications specialist: idaho falls, id

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by whatwoulddamondo?, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. at jjobs.com

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    Company: Trout Unlimited
    Seeking Communications Specialist
    Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $30,000 to $35,000
    Ad Expires:
    September 29, 2008
    Job ID: 968493

    Communications Specialist, Public Lands Initiative:

    Trout Unlimited’s Public Lands Initiative is seeking a communications professional with a solid background in journalism and on-line communications to assist the PLI’s Communications Director with our media work surrounding TU’s public lands protection efforts in the West.

    The Communications Specialist will be responsible for working with the PLI’s diverse staff of hunter and angler organizers to:

    --Help build and maintain the PLI web pages within the broader TU.org site.

    --Assist the director with frequent news releases, guest opinion pieces, press pitches, etc.

    --Assist the PLI’s organizers with communications work.

    --Assist the director with the publishing of a monthly e-newsletter, and help build circulation of that newsletter, which is aimed at conservation-minded sportsmen throughout the West.

    --Assist with the creation of media plans for the PLI staff and PLI program areas.

    Qualifications for the Communications Specialist include a degree in Journalism or the equivalent (English, Communications, etc.); excellent oral and written communications skills; a firm grasp of Associated Press style; ability to learn TU’s web system and the ability to update and enhance the PLI’s pages within TU.org (a basic grasp of HTML will be helpful); a solid understanding of public lands management in the West; a good understanding of fishing and hunting in the West; and the ability to relate to sportsmen who both hunt and fish. One or two years experience in the media, preferably newspapers, TV or the online equivalent, is preferred, but talented college graduates with solid internships will be considered. Occasional travel will be required.

    The Communications Specialist will locate in the TU office in Idaho Falls, Idaho (preferably), or one of several regional TU offices in the West. Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in this position, a resume and several of your best press clips and/or web design examples to Chris Hunt, PLI Communications Director, at chunt@tu.org. No phone calls please.

    TU offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including retirement contributions, a health care plan including medical, dental and vision, an excellent work environment and upward mobility within the organization. For more information on the Public Lands Initiative, visit www.tu.org/publiclands.
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Chris Hunt is good people.

    that's all I got.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I can't speak for the job, but Trout Unlimited is a fantastic organization. Very involved in conservation issues.
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Inky Wretch, paging Inky Wretch to the white courtesy phone.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You rang?

    OK, I don't know anybody at the home office. I've been a member of TU for many years and get the organization's magazine. Compared to, say, Ducks Unlimited's magazine, it leaves a lot to be desired.

    This gig, however, isn't for the mag. So I'm pretty worthless here ... unless you need some mayflies tied.
  6. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    i need some adams if you got those (parachute preferably as my eyes fail me in fast-moving, shaded waters) ...

    another longtime TU member here, and i once looked into a job at their corporate office six years ago or so, and the pay for a similar job in DC didn't pay much more than what's listed here. i don't know about cost of living in idaho falls, but it seems like ok pay equal to experience needed.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I can think of few things better than fishing a trout stream below a big dam in the summer where everything else is 90º+, but the river is about 50º coming out of the lake. I'm surprised how many miles downstream that water stays cold.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Until the horn sounds warning another generator is coming online and you've got to scramble out of the waist-deep water before it's over your head ... while you've got a big rainbow on the other end of your line.
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Or there is no horn and you have to constantly watch the water level to make sure it's not rising quickly, forcing you to haul ass and scramble to get out.

    I wonder if the TU folks would mind an angler who uses corn niblets, a worm hook and spinning gear?

  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    As long as you aren't drowning worms, I think it'll be OK.
  11. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Head up over the pass to the White Clouds for some native rainbows or up to the head of Goat Creek in Sawtooths for some Dolly Vardens. Life would then be very good.
  12. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Corn is OK but worms are verboten?


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