Walker Social Media Fellow

Job Locations
US-NY-New York | US
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
New York


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 


The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.


The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


Position Summary

The National Audubon Society is excited to announce its sixth year of the Walker Fellowship Program, designed for recent graduates who majored in in journalism, communications, marketing, or related fields. As a full-time fellow, you will be a valuable contributor on our Communications and Marketing teams, contributing primarily digital content while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a communications professional at a major nonprofit.

Audubon is seeking candidates who have communications and/or writing skills (online, social media, print) or multimedia (video, audio, design) chops, and a willingness to think independently and hit the ground running. The Walker Fellows will create fresh and accurate content on fast-paced deadlines and develop a strong capability to tell compelling stories to broad and diverse audiences. Walker Fellows will gain experience in becoming the next generation of storytellers, building a portfolio of work for future opportunities in the field. Each Fellow will be mentored by a seasoned professional in the fields of communications or social media.
The paid fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week and may be fully remote, it spans a period from June to August.


Applicants must provide a cover letter that describes their interest in the position, a resume, and three examples of social media engagement. 

Essential Functions

  • Create content for social media (with a focus on Instagram) on topics relating to Audubon’s work for the environment, conservation, environmental and social justice.
  • Pitch and create Instagram Stories with a focus on Audubon’s conservation work.
  • Organize and help optimize Audubon’s Instagram presence, including data collection, and brainstorm strategies to reach target audiences.
  • Assist with social media content calendar management.
  • Monitor conversations across social media channels, engage with fans/followers, and flag escalations.
  • Identify opportunities for Audubon to engage in trending conversations in a meaningful way.
  • Assist with reporting and provide data-driven feedback and recommendations.
  • Research emerging platforms and present findings on new industry best practices.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, public relations, or a related field.
  • One-two years of experience in social media and/or digital communications or marketing.
  • Interest in environmental and social justice issues, birds, wildlife, nature, and storytelling.
  • Experience with and passion for digital and social media.
  • Strong familiarity with both established (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube) and emerging social platforms.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Self-starter, excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Accurate, attentive to detail, dependable, able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in time-sensitive environments.
  • Ability to pinpoint story ideas and promote multimedia content.
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights, a plus.
  • Fluency in reading and writing Spanish is a plus.


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