Marketing and Communications Coordinator 2022 - Remote

Barrie, ON Seasonal

Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Remote

This position is available Canada-wide. It is a full-time contract position.

You must apply using our easy-apply portal: https://ontariomusicians.easyapply.co/

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This program pays minimum wage for your province. The summer employment length is 7-16 weeks between May and September.

Students at a post-secondary institution are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of a program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement.

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be part of the Marketing and Communications Department. Marketing and Communications staff will report to the Department Head for Marketing/Communications, as well as other members of Corporate Services and the Leadership Team as needed. They will perform marketing, communications and public relations duties for The Co-op. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is knowledgeable on aspects of The Co-op, including brand image, brand identity, and funder-required social media usage, in order to facilitate the external-facing requirements of the organization. The Marketing and Communications team develops all external-facing communications, including press releases and social media posts, ensuring that they align with the objectives and requirements of The Co-op. They work closely with Social Media Coordinators to ensure our social media presence meets The Co-op’s objectives. 

Due to federal funding requirements for this program, successful applicants must be:

  • 15–30 years of age on their first day of work

  • A Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student) 

  • Residing in Canada during the length of the employment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with the Marketing and Communications Manager, and Corporate Services staff and follow guidelines for social media practices.

  • Draft communications materials and proposals as needed.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate public relations strategies and programs designed to inform stakeholders, employees and the general public of initiatives and policies of businesses, governments and other organizations.

  • Utilize the graphic elements created by Graphic Designers, and other resources supplied by the Creative Services Team, to meet the objectives and guidelines of the organization and our branding. 

  • Prepare or oversee preparation of reports, briefs, speeches, presentations, and press releases.

  • Develop and organize workshops, meetings and other events and programs for publicity, fundraising and information purposes.

  • Arrange and promote interviews, news conferences and other media events.

  • Act as spokesperson for the organization and answer written and oral inquiries.

  • Coordinate special publicity events and promotions for internal and external audiences.

  • In coordination with the Social Media Coordinators, maintain social media accounts, including managing reviews and testimonials, and responding to comments.

  • Cooperate with other department workers and supervisors to achieve departmental and organizational goals.

  • Attend daily team meetings and weekly staff meetings, taking notes as needed.

  • Assist in the preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters and other material.

  • Consult with Corporate Services Officers and Social Media Coordinators to establish and execute an advertising campaign.

  • Assist with grant applications and opportunities as directed by Management.

  • Ensure compliance with funder, partner, and sponsor branding guidelines in external-facing communications.

  • May be required to conduct public opinion and attitude surveys to identify the interests and concerns of key groups served by their organization.

  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by management.


Education/experience requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will possess or be nearing completion of a post-secondary or post-graduate program in Business, Marketing, or Communications; or possess equivalent work experience and knowledge.

  • Experience creating and implementing strategies for an online work environment is an asset.

 

Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other characteristics: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personable demeanor

  • Outstanding organization skills

  • Ability to collaborate with several teams at once, managing your work within multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Prioritization

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Active problem-solving skills

  • Accuracy in data entry

  • Being comfortable with public speaking is an asset

  • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software:

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

    • Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc.)

    • Online communications platforms (Slack, Discord, Zoom, etc.)

 

The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, and engaging with artists and the community. This position may involve working some evenings and weekends as needed for special events and items needed on an urgent basis.  

As part of your application, you must submit a portfolio of your relevant skills and areas of expertise. This could include a professional portfolio, your past freelance projects, or school assignments. Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent platform to link these files, and ensure that application screeners will be able to open the files without needing to log into that platform. Files submitted as part of your portfolio will be kept confidential and unpublished.

To have your application considered by the Hiring Team, all pre-interview questions must be filled out completely. Please note that there are no part-time positions this year.

 

If you are successful in our initial screening, you will be invited to a formal job interview.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process, however, upon acceptance of an employment contract, all employees are required to join the co-operative.


Those not selected as a Marketing and Communication Coordinator are still welcome to join The Co-op as members. Professional Creator members have access to the same live or digital resources, support and community as those in our musician programs.

 

Canadian Musicians Co-operative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email jobs@canadianmusicians.coop if you have any questions or require accommodations.

We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Co-operative and for participating in our competition. Only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.


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