Ottawa area, Winnipeg area, Central / Halifax area
We have offices in Halifax, NS, Ottawa, ON and Winnipeg, MN.
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 25 Nov) full time
• $60,000 - $70,000
Location: Preference for candidates based in Halifax, NS, Ottawa, ON, or Winnipeg, MB. Candidates based in other locations in Canada may be considered.
Overview: Oceans North is an environmental charity that supports marine conservation and ocean-climate action in partnership with Indigenous and coastal communities across Canada, Western Greenland, and the High Seas.
We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is well organized, motivated, has a wide suite of skills, experience in journalism or communications, and works well as part of a team while producing high-quality work under deadline.
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of senior members of the Communications team.
Help develop and support communication strategies to meet organizational goals
Assist in the management and monitoring of Oceans North’s social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
Help plan, write and edit compelling copy for digital marketing campaigns
Write press releases, pitch media stories, arrange interviews and develop talking points for staff
Help develop, write and edit communications materials, including fact sheets, reports, policy briefs, presentations and letters
Coordinate media tracking and distribution of coverage to staff
Produce content for the Oceans North website and update existing web pages
Collaborate with other team members/contractors to develop visual assets, including photos, videos, infographics and other materials
Format documents, reports, and presentations
Experience & Skills:
Excellent writing, editing and digital storytelling skills
Familiarity with digital marketing tools, including email newsletters and Meta Business Suite; knowledge of Engaging Networks a plus
Experience pitching stories to media and responding to media requests
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Project management skills and attention to detail
Ability to translate complex scientific material into clear, engaging copy for a general audience
Familiarity with issues facing the environment and ocean
Experience working with Indigenous people and/or small coastal communities
Facility with Canva and Adobe Creative Cloud products a plus
Fluency in French, Greenlandic, or any dialect of Inuktitut while not a requirement, is preferred
A postsecondary degree in journalism or public relations, with a minimum of two years of journalism or communications experience
$60,000-$70,000, plus benefits
Applicants can find more information about Oceans North at: www.oceansnorth.org
If interested, please email resume to
This is a priority hire and applications will be accepted until November 18, 2022.
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