Closing Date: July 15, 2016
Ecojustice is Canada's only national environmental law charity. From coast to coast to coast, our legal experts go to court to tackle Canada's toughest environmental problems. Our groundbreaking lawsuits protect wilderness and wildlife, take aim at dirty energy projects and keep harmful chemicals out of the air, water and soil on which we all depend.
We are independent, acting solely on behalf of what is right for the Canadian environment and the people of Canada.
About the Role:
The Communications Associate reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and works alongside Ecojustice staff to create and promote high-quality content that:
- Engages, educates, and empowers value-aligned Canadians to create a groundswell of public support that sustains Ecojustice's legal work;
- Contributes to the social shift that will, over time, advance social and environmental justice; and
- Positions Ecojustice as Canada's expert on the intersection of law and the environment.
Responsibilities include preparation of press releases, digital content, and other communications products. The associate will also assist with media outreach, contribute to Ecojustice's social media channels, and take on other communications and outreach tasks as required.
As our ideal candidate, you are a skilled communicator with a passion for environmental justice. You are a team player committed to results. You are an excellent problem-solver who can think big without overlooking the details.
Specific requirements and attributes include:
- Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field
- Two years' experience in media relations, copywriting, and/or writing for the web
- Ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences
- Ability to collaborate effectively and work with multiple stakeholders
- Experience working with graphic designers and coordinating print publications
- Excellent project management skills
- Experience using social media channels in a professional capacity
- Comfortable with WordPress or similar CMS and with CRM databases
- Familiarity with Canadian environmental organizations and/or environmental law is an asset
Ecojustice is an equal opportunity employer offering a positive work environment. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume by no later than the July 15, 2016 closing date.
This is a union position and employment will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, (IAMAW) Union, Local 1922.