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Communications Manager at Apricot Lane Farms - 12938

Job Title: 
Communications Manager
Apricot Lane Farms
10700 Broadway Road
93021 Moorpark , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre organic and biodynamic farm located 40 miles north of Los Angeles and 20 miles east of Ventura in Moorpark, CA. We are looking for a talented, creative, and experienced Communications Manager to join our team full time. The Communications Manager will work hand-in- hand with the Director of Media & Communications in propelling the Apricot Lane Farms story into the world in a meaningful way. The ideal candidate will be a big thinker, have exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills, and be able to generate an impressive amount of well-crafted content, especially under tight deadlines.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

● Develop content & collaborate with Communications Director on content strategy for all farm external and internal communication
● Craft content and out-of-the-box campaigns for social media and other storytelling avenues in the farm’s voice and aesthetics that reflects a deep understanding of agroecology, regenerative farming, and the ALF brand
● Create print & digital marketing and press materials (including press kits, one-sheets, etc.)
● Field, research and manage media requests & coordination of interviews and on-farm press opportunities
● Manage media partnerships, collaborations, and relationships
● Manage planning, creation, and execution of marketing strategy for product launches, on-farm events, sales initiatives, etc.
● Collaborate on communication around local and national regenerative policy initiatives
● Lead farm tours with press, policymakers, and influencers
● Work across departments to create and maintain a clear internal and external communication program
● Provide editorial support for important internal company communications
● Project manage and help guide creative process with vendors, including freelance graphic designers, photographers, artists, product designers, etc.
● Manage department administrative coordination, expense reports, etc.
● Manage at least one direct report

Schedule
● Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm (~1 day/week 6:30a–3:00p to work with agricultural teams)

Education & Experience: 

● BA in communications, journalism, English, environmental studies, or related field preferred
● 5+ years of hands-on experience in the field of media/marketing/branding, creative writing/journalism, and/or environmental studies w/ a focus in environmental communications
● Background, education, or knowledge in regenerative farming, soil systems, agroecology, and/or environmental communications
● Mature, refined instincts for what makes a good story, and how to communicate that effectively to our audience
● Big thinker, with exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills, and able to generate large amounts of well-crafted content, especially under tight deadlines
● Attention to detail and accuracy in work; strong time management and organizational skills
● Able to take direction, as well as work independently
● Flexible, able to navigate complexity and ambiguity, and creatively problem solve and manage multiple priorities
● Management or team/department leadership skills and experience
● Team player and excellent interpersonal skills
● Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suites. Proficiency in Adobe In-Design and/or Photoshop is ideal.

Benefits
● Excellent Health Benefits Package, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation Leave, Flexible Spending Account, 401K, 401K Matching, Employee Discount and Paid Holidays

Application Instructions: 

Please provide Cover letter, Resume, and 3 writing samples as part of your application to jobs@apricotlanefarms.com

Job Categories: 
Marketing/Communications