Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Multimedia Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/12/2019 10:58 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Communications [102000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


    Position Summary:


    NRDC is looking for a committed individual with interest in visual work and strong attention to detail to work with our multimedia team. The Communications Assistant reports to the Multimedia Director and supports the multimedia staff by performing a variety of administrative tasks, including submitting invoices, scheduling, tracking budgets, and managing contracts, with opportunities for production work as needed, such as booking travel, sourcing swag vendors, and putting together call sheets. The multimedia department includes photography, video, and graphic design, supporting all sections of the organization by producing compelling visual content daily to advance NRDC’s mission to safeguard the Earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.


    • Process and track invoices and contracts from numerous freelancers and vendors
    • Manage and submit expense reports for the Multimedia Director
    • Track budgets for the multimedia department
    • Manage the Multimedia Director’s calendar
    • Schedule team meetings
    • Serve as the multimedia team’s representative to coordinate event and facility needs
    • Organize swag closets
    • Order swag or printed materials as needed
    • Book travel for shoots as needed
    • Perform other creative and administrative tasks as needed


    • Bachelor’s Degree (concentration or demonstrated interest in environmental science, photojournalism, videography, graphic design, or related field a plus)
    • 1–2 years of experience, including internships, in creative or production arenas
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Highly proactive, organized, efficient, detail-oriented, able to follow detailed instructions
    • Proven ability to multitask successfully and meet deadlines
    • Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel)
    • Familiarity with content- and expense-management systems (e.g. iMeet and Concur) a plus
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing environment
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
    • Passionate about the environment and public health. Experience with environment- and/or public health-related content a plus

    NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit



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