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Bilingual Online Communications Coordinator contract

Location: Toronto
Company Name: Ontario Arts Council ()
Category: Communications
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13 Month Maternity Leave Contract

Start date: September 26, 2011

Salary: $46,800+

The Bilingual Online Communications Coordinator plays an integral role in developing, implementing and executing online communications strategies for the purpose of engaging with stakeholders, maintaining a positive online reputation, increasing the reach of our messages, as well as building awareness of Ontario Arts Council (OAC) programs, services and activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit and update newsflashes, e-blasts, corporate sections of OAC’s website, e-vites for OAC events, web advertisement copy, general announcements, and other content to appear on blogs and social networking platforms.
  • Develop online communications strategies and analyze the progress ofonline activities and initiatives; evaluate analytics foronline campaigns (e-newsletters, email blasts) and social media.
  • Monitor activity online for references and conversations relevant to OAC, and share internally.
  • Primary spokesperson for responding corporately, and engaging and responding to the public (artists, general public, government, etc.), through blogs and social networking platforms.
  • Prepare files for online publication such as graphic images, photos, PDFs, etc.
  • Maintain the integrity, quality and consistency of OAC’s website, including styling, content and navigation, and developing systems for assuring accuracy of online materials
  • Work and liaise with suppliers and key staff to develop and/or source products needed for online strategies (websites, web ads, email templates, e-newsletters, podcasts, videos, graphics, images, etc.)
  • Educate staff about social media and provide advice with regards to the use of online social tools or technologies for engagement, advocacy, campaigns, marketing or communications, activities.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media and online trends; familiarity with key websites and sources for online arts activity.
  • Excellent plain language writing, editing/ proofreading and verbal communications skills in English and French to produce a variety of communications materials suitable for online audiences.
  • Proven experience in writing and publishing web content and website maintenance; includingexperience using CRM (content relationship management) systems, web editing tools and programs.
  • Direct experience working with web site designers and web developers with a sound understanding of successful web site design.
  • Experience using social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. on behalf of an employer.
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of web technologies, trends and programs including HTML, and affiliated marketing / social media.
  • Moderate experience with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design and web design tools like Dreamweaver and/or Flash.
  • Well-developed organizational, administrative, consultative skills.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, work under pressure and balance multiple duties.
  • Team player who is results-oriented, with ability to manage projects from planning to evaluation stages.
  • Able to work independently with no direct supervision.
  • General knowledge and appreciation of the arts; including knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of artists from culturally diverse communities.
  • Able to work 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, flexibility required.
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