Communications Coordinator, Defend Dignity (part Time, Contract)

  • 2-3 Year
  • Mississauga
  •   Posted On: June 22, 2018
  •   Skills:  Communication, Content Writing, Editing, Photoshop

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES:

Communicates with fellow members of the dD Advisory team to plan and schedule content for our various audiences, stakeholders, and the public.

Works with the dD team and staff to generate new, innovative ideas and ways to implement them, bringing ideas to the team on an ongoing basis.

Develops, writes and edits dynamic and engaging content for a variety of platforms including longer-form content (print magazines/ articles, brochures, speeches and video script, press releases, e-mails, reports and promotional material), as well as for the digital and online space (e-newsletters, blogs, web stories, social media).

Gathers internal information through effective communication with dD team and staff and translates into effective copy.

Ensures anything published by dD adheres to our brand guidelines for a consistent brand experience (tone, voice, look and feel) among our audiences.

Collaborates and coordinates planning with authors, designers, printers and other suppliers as needed on various projects.

Liaises with the printer on the finer details to get publication printed and distributed at agreed upon times.

Ensures all projects are developed on schedule, on brand, and on budget.

Performs other duties as assigned and related to the needs of the dD team.

REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS

A portfolio demonstrating work experience is prerequisite to the interview process.

A strong and creative writer and editor with excellent and precise attention to detail.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A natural story-teller who can take good “raw material”, pull it into a narrative and make it informative, compelling, persuasive, and interesting to audiences.

Must demonstrate excellence in grammar, syntax, linguistic clarity, style, and language sensitivity.

Ability to work well and communicate with all levels of management, staff and constituents, inside and outside the organization.

Ability to stay informed about, and share with team members, emerging trends in communication.

Strong interpersonal/ communications, analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Self-motivated, creative team player.

Communication and problem solving skills.

Able to respect, support and promote the work of Defend Dignity within and beyond the Christian community.

Intermediate to expert knowledge of:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft PowerPoint

Social Media platforms

HTML, CSS, Web text editing

Knowledge and experience using the following an asset:

Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop

LANGUAGE

Fluent in English

Knowledge of multiple languages an asset (e.g. French)

EDUCATION

Post-secondary degree or diploma in English, Writing or relevant field.

Preference to a communications degree or diploma

EXPERIENCE

Relevant work experience (2-3 years ideally)

Working knowledge of or experience in a non-profit or charitable organization, an asset

COMPETENCIES ALSO INTEGRAL TO THE POSITION

Strong ability to work well both independently and as a team member

A love of and feel for language

Excellent adherence to deadlines

Ability to discreetly handle confidential and sensitive matters

Integrity

Flexibility/ Adaptability

Initiative

Innovation/ Creativity

Personal work ethic

Ability to complete multiple task and projects simultaneously

Ability to learn new computer software (ex. Website editing) an asset

The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines

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