Jared White

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Regional Communications Manager


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Jared is responsible for designing and implementing communications strategy and building a broader wilderness support in his position at The Wilderness Society. As a Communications Manager, he works closely with and helps coordinate communication efforts around placed-based land conservation efforts in the Northern Rockies.
Jared helps oversee media and communications needs for several simultaneous, multi-faceted campaigns using a varied and dynamic range of strategies and tactics. This includes the following responsibilities:

  • Media outreach including working with reporters to handle breaking news and proactively developing future story concepts
  • Developing and executing communications strategy for the conservation of specific places and landscapes
  • Developing effective conservation messages and outreach materials for campaigns including op-eds, news releases, brochures, fact sheets, social media and web-based resources
  • Training local coalition partners, interested citizen, and opinion leaders on effective conservation story-telling techniques and message delivery

These duties draw on his interests and background in value-based research, the art of story-telling and conservation science.

Originally from New Hampshire, Jared has lived in Montana for a decade. Academically, Jared has degrees in Anthropology/Biology (B.A. Skidmore College) and Environmental Studies (M.S. University of Montana). In the past, he has studied pastoral water use in India, worked in conservation of cheetahs in South Africa and performed qualitative research in rural Montana. Prior to arriving at the Wilderness Society in 2007, Jared was the Communications Coordinator at American Wildlands and spent several seasons working as a wildlife biologist in the West.