Job Posting: Digital Media Specialist
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Daniel Dorman, Communications Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is a vibrant, growing think tank in Canada’s capital city, where we have a major impact on the federal public policy debate. We are seeking a Digital Media (Content) Specialist to be an integral part of our Communications team.
As the Digital Media Specialist, you will help to create and publish content on a variety of platforms in support of the Institutes thought leadership. The right candidate will be a tech savvy self-starter eager to learn new skills and capable of performing a variety of tasks (video editing, basic graphic design, social media management, etc.) to support the publication of top-quality digital content.
You’ll report directly to the Communications Manager, while working in conjunction with all other staff, and the Managing Director.
The right candidate will be creative, industrious and have the highest standards for the quality of his or her work. He or she will be extremely comfortable working with tight deadlines and enjoys the cut and thrust of vigorous debate over national public policy in Canada. The successful candidate must commit to working at our downtown location. Hours are flexible.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Manage the production and publication of MLI’s video podcasts under the direction of the Communications Manager.
- Record video products in MLI’s in-house production studio (or through online software for remote video capture).
- Push forward an ambitious digital content publication schedule to forward the institutes thought leadership and help us reach a broader audience.
- Edit a wide variety of video products in line with MLI’s brand and style.
- Create compelling infographics, quote-graphics, and animations to amplify key policy messages by driving viewers to MLI’s website and written publications.
- Help manage MLI’s social media platforms and drive growth on video-based platforms (YouTube, Instagram, etc).
- Assist in updating the Institute’s website (and various project websites) as required.
- Assist in a wide range of Communications work for the institute as required.
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2 years experience in digital communications, social media management, or similar;
- Understand the unique nature of the think tank world and the policy landscape in Canada and be capable of contributing thoughtfully to editorial work around MLI’s publications;
- Be experienced in or able to quickly learn a variety of software involved in producing and publishing communications products in today’s digital landscape;
- Experience with Adobe suite tools (Premiere Pro, Lightroom, etc.) is an asset;
- Experience with Canva is an asset;
- Experience with WordPress is an asset;
- Advanced ability to communicate and interact competently and professionally in a variety of settings, both orally and written (in English),
- Bilingualism is considered an asset;
- Capacity to handle a large volume of work and competing demands/timelines with demonstrated success using organizational and time management skills to ensure project requirements are met;
- Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other common office software;
- Ability to anticipate the needs of supervisors, and work independently with minimal supervision;
- Professional, friendly, enthusiastic and respectful;
- Demonstrates a high level of ownership of tasks, accountability and initiative;
- Has an ability to recognize and act on the organization’s priorities;
- Results-orientated with the ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities in a small organization;
The Institute is strictly non-partisan; working for MLI is incompatible with active membership in any political party.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute offers a pay and benefits package that is competitive with equivalent positions in Ottawa.