OceanX is a mission to support scientists to explore the ocean and to bring it back to the world through captivating media. Uniting leading media, science, and philanthropy partners, OceanX utilizes next-gen technology, fearless science, compelling storytelling, and immersive experiences to educate, inspire, and connect the world with the ocean and build a global community deeply engaged with understanding, enjoying, and protecting our oceans. OceanX is an initiative of Dalio Philanthropies, which furthers the diverse philanthropic interests of Dalio family members.


OceanX seeks a marketing and communication manager to support the day-to-day execution of marketing, PR, strategic communication, and event planning for a dynamic, growing organization. In this role, you will help ensure that a variety of communication projects move forward successfully and deliver desired results. This role requires excellent writing skills, strong project management ability, and the ability to adapt in a dynamic environment. The successful candidate will have experience building and executing cross-functional communication campaigns that encompass digital, PR, marketing and in-person activations.

You will report to the vice president of marketing and communication, working closely with her and colleagues across the various OceanX departments, including media, social media, missions, science, and operations, to help build the OceanX brand, promote its work, and positively manage its reputation.




  • Work closely with the vice president of marketing and communication to ensure the approved PR strategies are implemented effectively by our agency partner. Support coordination, feedback, and information collection from internal stakeholders and partners as needed.
  • Manage creation of the necessary case studies, mission summaries, and press releases to facilitate proactive pitching by our PR agency partner and consistent messaging across organizational priorities.
  • Help the vice president of marketing and communication manage up-to-date media and marketing asset libraries, including final press releases, approved photography, approved mission case studies, and approved key messages, for use by our agency partner and colleagues.


  • Work closely with the vice president of marketing and communication to help develop promotional plans for key organization priorities by providing input, gathering needed information, and supporting communication of the plan to relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage implementation of approved plans and tactics, to ensure projects are running on time and goals are being met. Support copy writing, campaign tracking and reporting, and vendor/partner management as needed.
  • Help facilitate creation of designed assets to support promotional and partnership objectives. Secure input and approval from relevant stakeholders to move design projects to completion.
  • Draft and finalize copy as needed for our website, partner deliverables, and priority marketing assets. Facilitate feedback and approvals from OceanX stakeholders as needed.
  • Support digital marketing tactics, including making regular website content updates, managing stakeholder email sends, and facilitating planned digital advertising.
  • Support planning and execution of priority events — both conference participation and hosted events — by managing vendors, building detailed run of shows, drafting talking points, and coordination on the ground.

Desired Experience & Abilities

  • 5-7 years in a related marketing or communication role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Proven ability to succeed in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing, speaking, and presentation skills
  • Experience managing digital marketing, email marketing, and event production
  • Interest in ocean exploration, science, media, and sustainability a plus


Compensation for the role includes a competitive salary in the range from $80,000 - $110,000 (inclusive of a merit-based bonus, dependent on years of experience, level of education obtained, as well as applicable skillset) and an excellent benefits package, including a comprehensive employer paid medical plan and generous employer match for 401k.

Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position. OceanX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All correspondence will remain confidential.

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