Join us to become an integral part of a dynamic and creative network working for environmental and social justice in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities in British Columbia.
Position: Communications Coordinator
Contract period: This is a 2 to 3 days/week position for a 6 months contract, with possibility to renew contingent on funding.
Location: British Columbia (remotely or offices in Smithers and Terrace)
Compensation: We offer a competitive rate for up to $25,000 for a 6 months contract, pending experience.
Expected starting date: October 2023 or ASAP
About the Role
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for executing communication strategies and plans in support of the BC Mining Law Reform (BCMLR) campaign objectives. The Communications Coordinator will coordinate the development and distribution of the organization’s communication materials, as well as support media relations leveraging both traditional and digital media in B.C. and in Canada. The position is focused on raising visibility of BCMLR’s issues and main campaign objectives, amplifying the voices of mining-affected communities, and reaching and engaging a broad public audience to deepen awareness and engagement.
- Develop and execute creative and effective communications plans and materials
- Design communication objectives and develop materials for traditional media and digital channels
- Produce digital content, including graphics and visuals, to expand social media presence
- Manage BCMLR social media feeds to amplify our work and grow our base of supporters
- Coordinate BCMLR’s email responses and draft monthly newsletters to supporters
- Edit and proofread a variety of materials including blogs, website text, newsletters, reports
- Coordinate website maintenance and ensure that new and consistent material is posted
- Support pitch content to media outlets and coordinate media interviews and appearances
- Liaise with designers, translators, printing and other service providers as needed
- Ensure consistent brand management throughout all external communications
- Post-secondary education in communications, journalism, or in a related field, and at least 3 years of experience in communications, preferably in the not-for-profit sector in B.C.
- Experience in social justice, environmental, labour, and/or community organizing, activism, and coalition work.
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English and proven experience in developing and editing written communication materials.
- Proven experience with media, including pitching stories or coordinating media interviews.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in social media and digital media, and how to reach various audiences.
- Proven experience tracking and monitoring social media accounts.
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite or other software for graphic design and video/photo editing is an asset.
- Previous experience working with website and e-newsletter software and advocacy platforms, and organizing public events, an asset.
- Commitment to BCMLR’s vision and mission
- Self-starter and able to work independently, while also able to work collaboratively within a small team setting
- Dynamic communicator who can meet tight deadlines and balance competing priorities
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé as one document to Nikki Skuce & Jamie Kneen at email@example.com by September 28. Applications must include “Communications Coordinator – Your name” in the subject line of the e-mail. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Selected candidates should be available for interviews in early October. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and preferably located in B.C. BCMLR will not provide relocation or office expenses support. This contract will be managed by SkeenaWild. BCMLR is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. Women, people of colour, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+ persons, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Founded in 2019, the BC Mining Law Reform Network promotes changes to mineral development laws and mining practices to ensure they are environmentally sound, do not pollute waters, respect community decisions, and account for the costs to clean up toxic mine waste sites. The network today represents nearly 30 local, provincial and national organizations from a wide range of sectors, including citizen and community groups, First Nations, academics, and social justice and environmental organizations. For more information: www.reformbcmining.ca,facebook, twitter, youtube.