Communication Coordinator


Job Description

FishChoice seeks a creative, proactive, and motivated Communications Coordinator to help implement communications strategies across various media platforms to engage FishChoice’s audiences.

Duties for the Communications Coordinator will include developing content for various digital marketing materials, monitoring social media activities, coordinating communications projects, tracking campaign progress, and handling general day-to-day communications activities. The ideal candidate will have a knack for storytelling, excellent writing and communications skills, deep working knowledge of current digital marketing best practices, and a passion for sustainable seafood.

The Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Communications Manager and help ensure that FishChoice communications and community engagement run smoothly. This position is new for FishChoice and is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in expanding their knowledge and experience in the areas of communications, marketing, and/or seafood sustainability. 

FishChoice’s personality is innovative, accessible, trustworthy, and fun. If you’re interested in joining a team of curious collaborators who are inspired by protecting the ocean, please read on.


The following reflect the major areas of responsibility for this position. Tasks include, but are not limited to the duties outlined below.


  • Assist the Communications Manager in managing the editorial calendar for our two newsletters—the monthly FishChoice Current newsletter and quarterly FisheryProgress newsletter—working with the and FisheryProgress teams to plan content
  • Lead the preparation and sending of newsletters, including writing content with input and direction from project team members, tracking open-rates, and managing recipient lists in MailChimp
  • Coordinate the setting up/send off for periodic one-off mailings sent through MailChimp for both and FisheryProgress

Social Media:

  • Share responsibility for the management of FishChoice social media channels, with regular updating to keep consistent with branding and messaging
  • Coordinate social media activities, including contributing content ideas, drafting and publishing content, helping develop graphics, and engaging with followers
  • Track and analyze campaign data to help assess progress toward reaching strategic goals, increase audience engagement, and find unique ways to engage followers that advance organizational needs

Communications Support:

  • Assist with implementing focused campaigns or launches
  • Help prepare monthly updates on communication activities for team and senior staff meetings
  • Join project team calls to identify communication opportunities to be added to the organization communications calendar
  • Proofread website and other external content
  • Media tracking and press list management
  • Draft one-pagers or other materials as needed 
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and digital media best practices, and bring innovative ideas to the team for consideration

Valued attributes:

We’re looking for team members who have:

  • A high level of organization and time management skills. 
  • Proven experience handling competing and/or tight deadlines, and coordinating processes with teams, i.e. working with editorial calendars and gathering newsletter content.
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to maintain an editorial voice for FishChoice and develop targeted content that varies by platform.
  • Ability to identify engaging elements of written, visual, and/or video content, and concisely convey the value of FishChoice products to our social audiences.
  • Understand how to collaborate with a variety of different people and roles, both internally and externally.
  • Convey a growth mindset and can learn from setbacks.
  • Work independently and with remote teammates while still meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to laugh with a bunch of silly people.

Experience, qualifications, and requirements:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in marketing or communications.
  • A combination of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the core responsibilities of the position. 
  • Proficiency in:
  • GSuite, Slack, Zoom, Trello (training will be provided, as needed)
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Hootsuite or other social media management/monitoring tools
  • Mailchimp or other email marketing software
  • Canva (or other design software, Adobe Creative Suite and basic HTML a plus)
  • Experience creating compelling, engaging, and ROI-driven digital content.
  • Experience building social media channels and executing social media strategy for maximum engagement.
  • Experience working in the seafood or environmental space.

Position Location:

The Communications Coordinator can be based anywhere in the United States. FishChoice has team members in CA, DC, CO, IL, ME, and OR. To support collaboration, the Communications Coordinator must be available to work at least 3 hours that overlap with the Communications Manager. 


This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $60,000 - $65,000. Our offer to the selected candidate will consider relevant experience and competencies.

At FishChoice, we value our individual team members as whole humans with interests and commitments beyond their professional lives. As such, our benefits program includes:

  • FishChoice offers three comprehensive insurance options and a monthly budget towards premiums for employees. Employees may add dependents and have monthly premiums deducted from their paycheck. 
  • Fully paid dental and vision insurance for employees.
  • A 401(k) plan with an up to 4% employer match.
  • Unlimited PTO plus paid holidays and a winter break. 
  • Employer-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
  • An annual professional development budget.
  • Monthly reimbursements for wellness and remote office expenses. 
  • Schedule flexibility, with set availability for certain meetings and deliverables. 

How to apply:

Send an email to [email protected] with the following:

  • A cover letter describing how your skills, experience, and work style are a good match.
  • Your resume.
  • One professional writing sample.

Review and evaluation of applications will begin on February 27, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.


About FishChoice:

At FishChoice, we believe that a thriving and sustainable seafood industry is possible. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, FishChoice is a 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit that creates technology-based solutions to help commercial seafood buyers and suppliers easily wade through the vast amount of environmental data at their disposal, allowing them to make informed sustainable purchasing decisions. FishChoice partners with the leading environmental organizations in our field, and over six hundred seafood companies, to help determine the most sustainable seafood products on the market today.

To achieve our mission, we operate two major industry-facing websites:​ - Launched in 2009, the FishChoice platform is the industry-leading website and resource for seafood transparency, empowering businesses to analyze and promote their sustainability initiatives and products to staff, clients, and potential new customers.​ - Launched in 2016, is the one-stop-shop for reliable information about fishery improvement project (FIP) progress. With over 95% of global FIPs reporting on our website, FisheryProgress makes verified FIP progress information accessible for hundreds of industry and NGO users, making sourcing from FIPs easy.

FishChoice is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at FishChoice are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We value a respectful, collaborative work environment. FishChoice is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive culture for each employee and across all areas of our work.

Posted 1 year ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
Education Requirement
Some College
Experience Requirement
1-5 years