Public Relations and Communications Coordinator

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and its members work to design a more sustainable, livable, and beautiful world. Landscape architects create city master plans, design ecosystems, develop innovative park projects like the High Line in New York City, roll out bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and renew residential landscapes. ASLA has more than 15,000 members in the U.S. and around the world.

ASLA is currently seeking a Public Relations and Communications Coordinator.

The candidate will coordinate communications with print, electronic, online, and social media to promote ASLA and raise the visibility of the landscape architecture profession. In addition, he or she will:

  • Support the day-to-day PR and communications efforts of 49 local chapters, along with special events tied to the ongoing Public Awareness campaign and annual World Landscape Architecture Month each April.
  • Create and edit communication resources.
  • Program and present communications strategies and resources to Chapter Presidents Council; organize and represent ASLA at public events; write news releases, web content, LAND columns and articles.
  • Proactively identify media opportunities to promote landscape architecture; manage and supply regular content to all social media platforms; respond to, manage, and develop resources for the media; coordinate news releases with LAND editor and public relations manager.

BA degree in journalism, English, communications.

Excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal communications skills. Willing to work under pressure and meet project deadlines. Full knowledge of Microsoft Office required; knowledge of media management databases (PR Newswire), social media web tools, Adobe a plus. Must develop a broad knowledge of the landscape architecture profession and its issues.

Minimum two years’ experience in public relations, marketing, media, media relations, or related field.

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and requirement, and two writing samples to


ASLA General Inquiries:  

ASLA Center Event
Space Inquiries: 
Kelli Bland

PR Inquiries:  

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion
Lisa Jennings
Manager, Career Discovery
and Diversity 

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