Digital Producer

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2020
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Start Date: Jul 13, 2020

Salary From: 45K To 50K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The Walrus

The Walrus is a charitable non-profit foundation with a national, educational mandate to create forums for Canada’s conversation. It fulfills this mission by publishing fact-based journalism about Canada and its place in the world in The Walrus and at; producing The Walrus Talks, a national, curated speakers’ series; and through other innovative projects such as The Walrus Books, The Walrus Podcasts, The Walrus Leadership Dinners, and The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program.

Job Description

The Walrus has an opening for a digital producer who lives for digital, and loves to produce content to help manage its digital-media platforms. The ideal candidate must be a strong writer with great judgment and excellent time-management, and multi-tasking skills; an out-of-the-box thinker when it comes to new ideas, with a passion for journalism; and skilled at working cross-functionally, as they will be closely tied-in with our editorial and event teams as well as our marketing and communications staff.

The Walrus office is based in Toronto, but this job can be done remotely from anywhere in Canada.



  • Create tailored digital content for specific platforms (websites, news aggregators, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) daily and ensure that content is driving audience engagement
  • Produce and package content in a creative and innovative way
  • Collaborate with all teams to coordinate the digital presence of The Walrus within brand guidelines
  • Track and monitor content and marketing calendars for digital platforms and prioritize postings based on delivery schedules and team priorities
  • Manage projects that have multiple stakeholders (both internal and external) and keep everyone updated on delivery deadlines
  • Report to the digital director and other teams on campaign efficacy, click-through rates on ads, and other analytics
  • Produce work at a high-quality level that does not require daily oversight

 Qualifications & Attributes

  • University or college degree in digital production, journalism, or multimedia storytelling, or equivalent experience
  • Superior command of platform-specific digital-storytelling and multimedia-presentation techniques
  • Ability to establish priorities and work effectively under pressure to meet tight and shifting deadlines
  • Ability to innovate and to generate new ideas, and interest in learning new skills are key to this job
  • Ability to write journalistically, critically, and with clarity
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and hand off elements to other team members
  • Solid understanding of Google Analytics and other software used to measure performance
  • Thorough and strategic understanding of social media, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Solid understanding of SEO best practices, including headline writing and file structure
  • Good grasp of WordPress and ability to program in HTML, XML, JSON, and CSS
  • Strong grasp of marketing software, including DFP, Google Ads Words, and Facebook Pixel, and aggregators, including Apple News and Google Play
  • Skills in video, audio, and photo editing
  • Experience with paid promotions and sponsored content is a plus

Additional Info:


Includes a competitive base salary and a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription, and paid vacation.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and resumé to by Friday, July 10, 2020.

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