Within conservation there is a growing realisation that we need to do much more to share our messages and encourage more support and action. As a result, conservation employers are rapidly looking for people with communications skills.
Conservation employers want staff who can plan communications activities, write effectively, get press and media attention, engage audiences on social media, deliver campaigns, write blogs, produce podcasts and more.
We analysed 29,767 conservation jobs, from over 100 countries, and 41% explicitly wanted people with communications skills or experience. Of these, 2,726 were communications specialist roles like Communications Officers. Marketing Managers or Social Media Officers.
If you want to succeed as a wildlife conservationist you need communications skills.
Meet our guest speaker | Lloyd Gofton
Lloyd is our in-house Communications Course Coach.
He has over 20 years of communications experience built in the agency sector across public relations, social media, content marketing, digital marketing and strategy disciplines.
During his career, he has worked with a variety of brands including O2, WWF, Greenpeace, RSPCA, Virgin Atlantic, Samsung, Honda and Pizza Express as well as a wide range of challenger brands.
He started out in PR in 1998 and launched his first communications agency, Liberate Media, in 2006. The agency was one of the first in the UK to combine PR, social media and content marketing services, running campaigns in the UK and across Europe, The Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Lloyd also volunteers for Marine Conservation, African Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare organisations.
What you'll learn
Why communications skills are so important for aspiring and professional conservationists
Examples of successful communications campaigns within conservation
The top 6 communications skills most sought after by conservation employers?
Bring your questions and get answers from Lloyd
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When | Wednesday 12th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm UK time.
Where | The event will be held via Zoom.
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Hi Kristi, thanks for sharing about this opportunity! Could you please edit this post and add it to the "Podcasts and Webinars" channel as well as the "Training opportunities" room? Only then will our members be notified of this new content. Thanks for your help!
Hi Kristi, this sounds like an awesome webinar! Would you be keen to write a blog for Conservation Optimism around that topic? I think it'd be of interest to our audience.