Job Posting 89567

Communications Specialist
Oceans North
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.

Essential Duties:

  • 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


To Apply:


Applicants can find more information about Oceans North at:

If interested, please email resume to  


This is a priority hire and applications will be accepted until November 18, 2022.


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