We’re Hiring: Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Duration: 6 month contract
Salary: $35,000 – $42,000 prorated, pending experience
Location: Open to candidates throughout Ontario, with preference given to those based in either Toronto or Guelph.

This position is funded by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada through the Green Interns program. To qualify, you must:

  • be 30 years old or younger at the start of the project and unemployed or underemployed;
  • have graduated from a university, college or CEGEP;
  • not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (that is, Career Focus); and
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Hiring is dependent on confirmation of funding.

About the Organic Council of Ontario:

The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is the voice for organics in Ontario. It represents Ontario’s organic sector value chains and has a membership of over 120 producers, processors, retailers and consumers and includes organizations such as the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario.

About the Job:

The primary duties of the Communications Specialist will fall into three main categories:

General Communications and Design:

  • Continually improve and update the content, design and functionality of the Organic Council of Ontario’s main website;
  • Design beautiful and incisive monthly e-newsletters with relevant information for our industry and consumer members;
  • Monitor and develop our social media channels and content;
  • Monitor relevant media and google alerts;
  • Support the development of media releases and monitor relevant media hits;
  • Improve internal communications systems (e.g. aggregate relevant stock photos, improve tagging procedures etc.)
  • Set up and track communications performance metrics;
  • Design online and print communications materials & infographics using graphic design software and/or online tools;

Ontario Organic Contributions Program Microsite

  • Manage the development and design of a new campaign webpage and/or microsite for the Ontario Organic Production Contribution Program;
  • Develop web tools and campaign site to solicit new contributors;
  • Build education tools and infographics to illustrate how the program works;

Promotion, Marketing and Design Support

This position will support OCO’s program and projects with design, marketing and promotions support including:

  • The creation of membership promotional materials, advertising and classifieds opportunities;
  • Event promotion, sponsorship and registration;
  • Fundraising and engagement campaigns;
  • Business-to-business directory promotions and maintenance.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is highly motivated and can work independently and in a team;
  • Is passionate and knowledgeable about organic agriculture;
  • Has 2-3 years experience with WordPress and/or other website development platforms;
  • Has experience working with Mailchimp or similar online newsletter applications;
  • Has experience managing multiple social media channels simultaneously including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (familiarity with Buffer or Hootsuite an asset);
  • Has experience using fundraising databases and contact management tools;
  • Has strong written communications skills and an eye for design;
  • Has strong graphic design experience (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator);
  • Has an understanding of the Ontario agri-food landscape (specifically with regards to organic);
  • Experience with communications strategy, marketing and designing campaigns an asset;
  • Experience with cloud file storage and sharing systems;
  • Experience designing infographics an asset;
  • Photography and video skills an asset;
  • French language skills an asset.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter in one pdf document to hiring@organiccouncil.ca by June 28th by 5pm with Digital Communications Coordinator in the subject line. A sample of previous communications work is also strongly encouraged (e.g. graphic design or website work).

Interviews will take place July 4th.

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