Nature Conservancy Magazine Names Matt Jenkins Senior Editor
Washington, D.C. (February 19, 2013) — Nature Conservancy, the award-winning publication of the world-renowned environmental conservation group, has announced the appointment of Matt Jenkins as Senior Editor. In this position, Jenkins will manage editorial content while creating an intuitive and consistent structure for upcoming issues in coordination with Editor-in-Chief Curtis Runyan.
“We are proud to welcome Matt to the Nature Conservancy team,” said Teresa Duran, Publisher of Nature Conservancy. “With his years of experience and expertise in environmental writing and editing, he will bring a new level of content to our readers and extend our reach within the conservation community.”
With a particular focus in water conservation, Jenkins has more than a decade of experience as an environmental writer and editor. He previously worked as Contributing Editor to High Country News and has written for publications including The New York Times, Smithsonian and Men’s Journal.
In 2006 Jenkins was awarded the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism for his High Country News story “Squeezing Water from a Stone,” a piece about the Las Vegas proposal to build the biggest groundwater pumping project in U.S. history.
Before entering the field of journalism, Jenkins worked for Médecins Sans Frontières—an international organization for medical humanitarian aid—and as a firefighter/EMT on a helicopter rappel crew.
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About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading environmental conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy works with individuals, governments, local nonprofits, indigenous and traditional communities, corporations, and others to protect forests, grasslands, rivers, coral reefs and more. To date, The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.