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Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant

Support GFI's Work to Transform Our Food System

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Communications Assistant will provide essential support to the Communications team to ensure that vital projects are organized and executed efficiently.

How You Will Make a Difference

In this role, you will provide administrative and project management support for the Communications department by:

  • Creating timelines and calendars and managing department projects through Asana and Google environments; developing and implementing project management systems.
  • Providing writing, editing, and proofreading support for social media posts, blogs, fact sheets, white papers, and other materials.
  • Assisting with media monitoring (traditional and social) and media list research/management and outreach.
  • Supporting events and GFI speaking opportunities (webinars, conferences, trade shows).
  • Collecting data from social media, website, and other platforms for month-end reporting and analysis; conducting research to support list-building and audience expansion efforts.

Who We’re Looking For

We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrial animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone. GFI staff enjoy high levels of autonomy and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working with a rapidly evolving and growing team.

The Communications Assistant must also have:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of various communications platforms (including social/digital media, traditional media, and interactive user experience) and the role they each play in a communications strategy.
  • Experience in an agency setting and/or knowledge of Asana or similar tools a plus.
  • Ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel; experience with Google Docs preferred.

We’re considering candidates with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Enjoy working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. All applicants must live in the United States.)

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Good Food Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GFI complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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