Professional Development Opportunity

ANPR Public Information Officer

Are you a park professional, or do you want to develop the expertise to become one? Do you want to be a better communicator? Do you want to develop skills to work in media relations?

You should apply to serve as an Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) public information officer (PIO). As a PIO, you will work with the ANPR board of directors to develop:

These products are important tools that help ANPR communicate with park rangers, our allies, the media, and other key stakeholders. You will work with ANPR members who will share their expertise to help you develop skills to excel as a PIO.

What makes this a great job?

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with ANPR members who have worked in parks across the United States. ANPR wants you to learn from their experience so that we contribute to shaping the next generation of NPS communicators.

What’s in it for me?
Professional development

Working in this position will give you opportunities to work with ANPR members across the United States and give you the chance to learn more about public affairs work for the National Park Service.

Community of practice

You will work directly with ANPR members who have first hand experience managing public affairs projects across the United States.

Association with ANPR

ANPR is the premier professional organization that advocates on behalf of those who practice the ranger profession. You will gain access to board members with more than 200 cumulative years of experience working for the NPS and be included in planning for ANPR operations.

What kinds of skills do I need to be selected?

We will look for applicants who can demonstrate solid skills as writers, editors, researchers, and information managers. If these skills aren’t apparent from your resume, be sure to address your experience in your one page cover letter.

We want to give you the chance to develop professionally, so, while prior public affairs experience may influence our final selection, it isn’t required.

We will give preference to applicants who are active ANPR members. Go to anpr.org/join to learn more about membership.

What is the time commitment to do this job?

ANPR PIOs assist with publicizing Ranger Rendezvous (our annual conference), consult with our president and board respond to media inquiries, and generate content to share on social media and the web. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to volunteer for about two hours per week to accomplish these tasks. The initial term for this position is one year, but ANPR will consider extending PIOs’ appointments by mutual agreement.

How do I apply?

Send your resume and a one page cover letter to ask.a.ranger@anpr.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until February 28, 2020. We may accept more than one applicant to serve on our public affairs committee. We will give preference to applicants who are active ANPR members. Go to anpr.org/join to learn more about membership.