Job Posting 99325

Communications and Creative Officer
The Transition Accelerator
Work From Home - From Anywhere
Remote, anywhere in Canada
closes in 37 days (Sun, 31 Mar)
full time

The Transition Accelerator is a pan-Canadian organization that works with others to identify and advance pathways to a prosperous, competitive, net-zero emissions Canada in 2050. We are seeking a motivated individual to help the Accelerator play a pivotal role in leading Canada into the future.

We work with government, industry, Indigenous, and civil society leaders to co-create practical visions of what the future could be, then build stepwise pathways to get there. We see a future where Canada is internationally competitive, with great, permanent jobs in all regions. We see a Canada that has a prosperous, net-zero emissions economy, and healthy people and communities.

About the Role

Reporting to and supporting the Communications and Creative Lead, the Communications and Creative Officer will help to promote the work of the Transition Accelerator and its initiatives by creating engaging content for a range of media channels. They will help to ensure that all communications materials are accurate, professional, and reflect the Accelerator’s values as an innovative, action-focused organization.

Content Development

  • Adapt the Transition Accelerator’s key messaging to create engaging written and graphic content for social media, newsletters, and other communications channels.
  • Translate complex and technical analysis into creative, visually engaging materials.
  • Ensure consistent application of the Transition Accelerator’s visual standards and templates across a range of materials and platforms.
  • Suggest new and creative ways to bring our reports, analysis, and unique methodology to an audience of leaders in industry, government, and civil society.

Communications and Media Monitoring

  • Support the layout and proofreading of reports and other publications on a wide range of topics relevant to Canada’s net-zero transition.
  • Promote events and analysis from the Transition Accelerator and its initiatives through regular social media posting and other communications channels.
  • Monitor traditional and social media for relevant news and announcements.
  • Compile media clippings for the Transition Accelerator and its initiatives.
  • Ensure the websites for the Transition Accelerator and its initiatives are accurate, engaging, and up to date.
  • Assist with pitching reports, initiatives, and stories to media, and coordinating media interviews.

Administration

  • Work with others on the communications team to manage and update The Transition Accelerator’s Mailchimp mailing lists, and building and sending Mailchimp emails
  • Actively participate in team meetings and planning sessions.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for webinars and in-person events.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Degree, diploma or postgraduate certificate in communications, public relations, design, or related field.
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in communications or graphic design.
  • Ability to transform complex academic information into clear, compelling communications materials; professional experience with copywriting, layout, illustration, and motion graphics are all assets.
  • Attention to detail, and the ability to consistently apply branding guidelines and templates.
  • Excellent written and oral communications; bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively manage competing priorities in a busy work environment.
  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe Creative Cloud (especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience managing and growing social media accounts, especially Twitter/X and LinkedIn, including developing social media campaigns and calendars.
  • Familiarity with email layout and list maintenance in Mailchimp.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of current affairs related to climate change, Canada’s net zero commitment, and Canada’s transition to net zero by 2050.

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time, remote position for candidates located anywhere in Canada, and a hybrid role for candidates in Montreal or Calgary.
  • The successful applicant is expected to provide their own place of work and to be available during core hours between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, in their local time zone.
  • This position has a compensation package benchmarked to sector standards.
 
 

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