theTurtleRoom is an organization with volunteer staff stationed all over the United States and internationally. From time to time we are looking for motivated individuals with a passion for the education and conservation of turtles and tortoises.
If you are interested in any of these positions, CLICK HERE to tell us more about yourself and request any additional info.
Expectations of theTurtleRoom Team Members
Has a passion for the education and conservation of turtles and tortoises.
Supports theTurtleRoom’s mission, vision, belief, and strategy statements.
Demonstrates commitment to theTurtleRoom’s mission and encouragement of others to do the same.
Shows a desire to grow, develop, and mature both as a person and professionally.
Displays spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve on a team.
Conducts oneself with class and professionalism. We have zero tolerance for slander or bullying.
Has, at minimum, a working knowledge of turtles and/or tortoises and the willingness to continually learn more.
This is a new position for an upcoming project, codename BILBO. We are looking for an individual to take part in guiding BILBO through its entire development, select and lead a team of editors, supervise the day-to-day operations of the project, and ultimately lead it to success. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in journalism, media, communications, or a related field and have experience as an editor of an online publication. The selected individual should be passionate about chelonian conservation with a desire to contribute to conservation through their editing and writing skills. Reports to the Executive Director and Senior Director. If you are scheduled for an interview, you will be given more details about BILBO to prepare for your interview, on conditions of keeping the project classified. We estimate this position to take 2-3 hours each week. It is likely there will be weeks where less time is needed and weeks where more time is needed, based on the publishing schedule you help select. All positions at theTurtleRoom provide the opportunity for growth into more responsibilities within our organization.
If you are interested in this position, CLICK HERE to tell us more about yourself and request any additional info. You can also download this application and send a completed copy and a sample of your writing and editing to our leadership team.
The Managing Editor will directly oversee the team of editors, acting as a supervisor, mentor, and guide. They will work closely with the team of editors to find field researchers and conservationists to write about their adventures in the field. The Managing Editor is responsible for day-to-day operations, including setting/adjusting deadlines, final decisions on content (including the feature article), designing protocol, and the final product of each article published.
Leadership & Management
Oversees schedule, assignments, and guarantees consistent tone and quality of final product..
Creates and contributes relevant and engaging content on a regular basis.
Actively engage and energize the editing team.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain the editing team.
Collaborates with the Executive Director and Senior Director to recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation of all project staff members.
Identify best practices and improve project systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
Makes certain content is shared across social media channels and other outlets to push traffic to the content.
Planning & New Business
Will be part of the team in charge of development of the project including branding, appearance, and selection of editorial staff.
Develop and maintain relationships with researchers, zookeepers, business contacts, and more to discover and develop new content and brand opportunities.
Editing, Writing, & Communications
Will take part in pursuing stories written by conservationists and editing them, just as the other members of the team. At times, this may involve being the author in an “as told to…” capacity.
May be asked to edit other tTR and project BILBO communications.
Passion for and desire to impact chelonian conservation.
Desire to grow with theTurtleRoom.
Strong leader with clear point of view and experience communicating to and managing team personalities.
“Obsessive” story consumer across all platforms.
Able to conceptualize a multi-platform product offering and understand how each element contributes to the functionality of the overall service.
Technically proficient, must understand editorial workflow.
Degree or comparable experience in journalism, media, communications, or a related field.
Experience as an editor of a publication, preferably for online media.
Experience with WordPress or similar software.
Strong social media presence.
Knowledgeable in social media, analytics, SEO and how they influence news production.