December 19, 2017
Job Offer: Social Media Officer
Roles & Responsibilities, Main Tasks & Duties:
Reporting directly to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Social Media Officer is responsible for planning and producing compelling daily content for EWC’s social media. He or she will cover programming events as well as special events and adapt text, photos and videos for social media as well as EWC’s website news section. He or she will have to write posts in both English and French and occasionally take photos or videos of events and visitors.
The Social Media Officer is also responsible for EWC’s photographs - appropriately editing and archiving them on EWC’s permanent photo network, as well as posting them on EWC’s alumni site, and implementing other projects, as directed by the Director of Communications and Marketing.
Tasks and responsibilities
• Plan daily social media content under supervision of the Director of Communications and in collaboration with the programming and marketing departments.
• Come up with innovative and compelling social media ideas.
• Write daily posts in English and French.
• Edit pictures taken by EWC’s photographer to fit various social media platforms and EWC’s website.
• On occasion, take pictures or videos of various EWC events.
• Establish regular links with partner organizations’ social media.
• Supply weekly posts to Historica Canada, and other collaborators.
• Feed the Website’s news section.
• Update participants’ testimonials weekly on the website.
• Copy, edit, label and classify 300 to 1,000 photos per week depending on the activities and distinguished guests.
• Individually select, edit, appropriately resize and caption a selection of approximately 60 to 100 photos per week on EWC’s alumni site.
• Scanning, sorting, identifying, editing, correctly labelling, and transferring old photos (1982 to 2007) to the permanent network storage drive and also uploading them to the alumni website.
• Assist EWC organization members in locating the photos they require for their projects and work.
• Assist with alumni tasks, such as preparing the participant alumni pins for each program week, helping to maintain the Alumni Recognition Program for all of EWC’s volunteers, etc.
• Help with the ongoing creation and maintenance of new alumni and EWC databases
• Perform/implement other new projects and tasks, as directed by the Director of Communications and Marketing.
Skills & Experience Requirements:
• Fully bilingual, both oral and written.
• Excellent written skills in both English and French, with experience in writing material for social media.
• Superior knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media.
• Knowledge of website platforms (Drupal, Wordpress, etc.)
• Experience in the use of photo editing and design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).
• Knowledge of video editing an asset (Adobe Premiere Pro)
• Knowledge of social media management applications such as Hootsuite an asset.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software – Word, Excel, etc.;
• Enthusiastic with great interpersonal skills.
• Creative and innovative.
• Well organized; ability to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment – to multi-task.
• A team player – works well with other EWC staff, but has the ability to work on his/her own, without supervision; a self-starter with strong initiative.
• Thorough knowledgeable of the Encounters with Canada program and organization.
• The position is seasonal for a total of 30 weeks/year. It is full-time during EWC’s programming – from the end of August to December 1 and the end of January to May 1, as well as the last week of June.
• The Social Media Officer can be required to cover events in the evenings and during weekends on occasion.
• May have to work on some statutory holidays.
To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 15, 2017. Only selected candidates will be contacted.