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Communications Technologist Contract

MEJC is hiring a summer Communications Technologist!

Role Overview 

The primary responsibility of the Communications Technologist is to manage the digital organizing tools including contact database and social media to engage and grow

the energy justice community. Digital communications is storytelling, framing relevant campaigns and issues through the lens of climate and energy justice. Our online presence is how we stay in regular contact with our volunteers and supporters and mobilize for online actions such as petitions. The Communications Technologist will work closely with the Media and Communications Team.

Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • Post regularly on all MEJC social media platforms, building the organization’s connections online and identifying allies’ events to promote
  • Establish targets for growing MEJC’s online following at the beginning of the contract, and monitor and report on social media performance throughout contract duration
  • Attend community events (in person and online) as available and necessary to fulfill social media duties
  • Coordinate and support media monitoring volunteers and the distribution of relevant information and articles on social media
  • Support maintenance of Nationbuilder Database and data entry parties 
  • Help to coordinate and send regular newsletters (weekly) and special e-blasts (periodically, usually ahead of a big event) through our Nationbuilder system
  • Update MEJC website regularly with campaign updates, event pages and calendar updates. Contribute to the production of blog posts as required. 
  • Support digital tool trainings as needed 
  • Support monitoring of MEJC email
  • Make recommendations for improvement of social media strategy based on best practices and organization’s online analytics

Training and experience required

  • Fluency in using various social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter being the most important for MEJC
  • Proficient knowledge of and skills in social media platforms 
  • Experience managing organization or group social media accounts preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, participate in democratic decision-making, and take direction from supervisor and the larger community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Self-motivated, driven, and organized with good time management skills
  • Passion for social and environmental justice and experience volunteering or working in a related field
  • Experience with nationbuilder or similar databases an asset 
  • Knowledge of internal communications and tasks platforms (e.g. Slack, Trello, Google Drive) an asset 

Benefits 

  • Gain experience working as a part of a grassroots team doing unique work in the environmental sector in Winnipeg
  • Build connections to a community of people with shared values and concerns
  • Develop relationships with leaders in the environmental sector across Manitoba through the existing and growing network of MEJC
  • Play a critical role in shaping the narrative and growing the movement for climate and energy justice in Manitoba through digital media content creation
  • Spend your summer doing meaningful work and developing skills which will aid you in future work

Time and wages

All three positions involve 30hrs/week for 8 weeks at $15/hour. The majority of the work is flexible and can be done on the coordinator’s own time. The coordinator will be required to attend an initial meeting with the core team, and then regular meetings and phone check-ins with their direct supervisor as scheduled. 

Application details

We encourage all those aged 15-30 to apply, and especially welcome applicants from Indigenous and frontline communities. We are understanding of folks’ different circumstances, experiences, and backgrounds and aim to provide as much support and flexibility as possible in these positions. While MEJC is operated primarily by volunteers, we believe these paid positions will allow people who are not able to volunteer their time to get involved and to support our volunteer base. 

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to info@mbenergyjustice.org with the subject “Summer Student Application 2020” Feel free to include links to any of your previous related work. 

Application deadline:

June 26th, 2020, or until positions have been filled

Communications Technologist Contract
Communications Technologist Contract
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