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Communications Assistant

Description

The communications assistant will support planning and implementation of engagement strategies to engage the public in CPAWS’ work and to increase the organization’s reach both online and offline. The communications assistant will directly contribute to increasing CPAWS’ capacity to protect Canada’s wilderness by increasing public awareness of conservation issues and communicating progress on specific CPAWS campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

The communications assistant will:

  • Develop promotional program materials for CPAWS campaigns, such as brochures and related handouts
  • Work with their supervisor to develop an engagement strategy for online and offline audiences
  • Manage social media activity and expand online networks
  • Assist with the development of campaign communications
  • Coordinate web content and ensure that all information is accurate and up to date
  • Coordinate content creation for newsletters (print and online) and website
  • Write blog posts, as required
  • Provide media relations support to program staff, as required

Qualifications

  • Marketing, communications and/or public relations experience
  • Knowledge of key social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities on tight deadlines
  • Ability to use online tools to communicate with and engage members, donors, and corporate partners
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic and creative
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Bilingualism an asset

Time Period

This position requires a minimum 3-month commitment for 1-2 days per week during regular office hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm), for an average of 8-10 hours per week. .