Community Manager and Writer

Date Posted: May 15, 2019
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is $50,000/year. This is a full-time position which includes access to a benefits plan.
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting / Les Amis de la radiodiffusion is the citizens' advocate for journalism and storytelling. We have 364,000 supporters across Canada and are completely independent of any broadcaster, corporation or political party.

Our Current Priorities

  • Defending the trustworthy Canadian journalism that secures our democracy
  • Ending special treatment for Silicon Valley tech giants operating in Canada, especially Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon
  • Restoring CBC to be a major cultural and civic force


Job Description

Who You Are

Today, we’re looking for an experienced, enthusiastic in-house Community Manager and Writer to be the voice of the organization on social media, spark conversations online, and support our overall communication needs. 

This is a rare opportunity to make a difference in Canadian politics and society, and to create work that inspires and engages the public. 

You will be primarily responsible for growing and managing Friends’ social media accounts, creating great digital content and nurturing an active community for our supporters, as well as contributing copy for our website, email newsletters, etc.

You have experience working in social media content creation and community moderation, possess a strong aptitude for data analytics, and are a standout writer. Perhaps you have a journalism background.

This opportunity is based in our Toronto office, and you will report to the Director of Digital Content.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Ensure brand and voice consistency across all platforms and projects.
  • Develop Facebook and Twitter strategies to increase awareness of our organization, grow and strengthen our network of supporters, and ensure we’re part of the conversations that matter.
  • Write, gather, create and post engaging original content every day, including repurposing archival materials from our vaults.
  • Moderate our on-line communities (swiftly answer direct messages, address questions and concerns, etc.) and reply to certain email enquiries.
  • Write copy for our website, email newsletters and other communications.
  • Budget and manage social media and web paid advertisements.
  • Attend local events for content capture and community engagement opportunities.
  • Seek opportunities on a daily basis to use social media to promote Friends; maintain calendar of events related to our campaigns.
  • Generate regular analytics reports to track success and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Daily briefs of trending topics and current events relevant to our campaigns to our Executive Director and staff.
  • Experience in still photography or video is a plus!


Requirements:

  • Diploma, certificate or degree in communications, journalism, or other discipline where clear prose plays a prominent role.
  • 2+ years experience working in community management, with proven ability to grow social media followings using organic and paid strategies.
  • Superior written communication skills, with flair for creative copy writing and an understanding of editorial news judgment and journalism ethics. Strong proofreading and attention to detail.
  • Data-driven, with the ability to analyze, test and optimize strategies.
  • Ability to work quickly in the daily news cycle and deliver on tight deadlines.
  • French-language proficiency is a strong asset – especially written fluency.


Additional Info:

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting values employment equity. We support diversity and inclusion in the Canadian media, our work, and this call for applications. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email to friends[at]friends.ca.



How to Apply:

Please combine your cover letter, resume, and three samples of work (can be campaign reports, writing or other) into a single PDF file and email them to friends[at]friends.ca. Please use the subject line: "Application: Community Manager".

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00 p.m. EST. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

We thank all candidates who apply in advance, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.