Digital Media Specialist

River People · Nevada City, California
Department River People
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $20/hour

TITLE:                                    Digital Media Specialist


REPORTS TO:                      Communication & Engagement Director


JOB STATUS:                       Part-time

LOCATION:                          Nevada City, CA


The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL – pronounced circle) was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Today, SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. With 39 years of achievements, 3,500 members and volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed. SYRCL is a leader in the Sierra headwaters for addressing statewide and regional issues – challenging new dams, recovering endangered species, addressing climate change and drought, water security and water quality. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the summit to the sea. 



The Digital Media Specialist will assist in engaging and growing our community of supporters, members, and followers via social media as well as through other digital and print communications. The position will help us achieve our goal of telling engaging stories that inform, update, and inspire our constituents. The person in this position is also responsible for working with the Communications team to keep the SYRCL website up to date, designing online and print materials for events, and maintaining our visual resource collection. In addition, the person ensures adherence to branding guidelines and does some volunteer recruitment and event planning.


This position requires 25 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends. The successful candidate is excited by a fast-paced environment, passionate about communication (and the environment), able to prioritize tasks, and thrives on being creative.


This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to use their creative skillset and communication expertise to help make a difference in our community and beyond.



  • Develop and curate digital/social media content to engage users and grow our user base on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; listen, respond to, and engage with followers.
  • Work with Communications team to write, schedule, prepare, and edit content for our various audiences; coordinate with SRYCL staff to facilitate ENews articles and social media content.
  • Design layout for and schedule bi-weekly ENews; share content on social media.
  • Keep website updated.
  • Represent the organization to various audiences over social media and at events.
  • Design online and print flyers, surveys, reports, and other materials to support organization-wide efforts.
  • Support the Community Engagement Manager with volunteer recruitment efforts and event planning around the annual Cleanup, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and Quiz Night.
  • Develop graphics to complement social media posts.
  • Collect, maintain, and organize visual resources (photos, graphics, etc.)
  • Ensure messaging adheres to branding guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain a SYRCL style guide.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, graphic design, or related field OR one to two years of experience in social media and communications

  • Experience maintaining a variety of social media platforms.
  • Proficient with social media and website content management systems
  • Ability to write engaging content for digital distribution.
  • Ability to adhere to and uphold SYRCL communications standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and requests simultaneously, detail oriented, strong organizational skills.
  • Graphic design skills and experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to do what it takes to get the job done well.
  • Positive, self-motivated, quick learner; a sense of humor is a must

Preferred Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photo/video editing skills
  • Web design
  • Previous experience with an environmental or non-profit organization
  • A valid driver’s license is required. Access to reliable transportation is highly preferred.



This position requires frequent computer use and occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


An hourly rate of $20 per hour plus 8.75 days paid time off (PTO), 3 sick days, and 10 prorated paid holidays annually.



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  First contact will be a phone screen interview; finalists will be invited to video call panel interview; an in-person interview for the finalist will occur.



This position is open until filled. Submit your application here:


Please submit cover letter, resume, and samples of work.


SYRCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.  Women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Nevada City, California
  • Department
    River People
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