With 130,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 80 employees, Équiterre is one of the most influential environmental organizations in Quebec and Canada. The dedication and enthusiasm of its staff and volunteers make Équiterre a pleasant and stimulating place to work, one that fosters autonomy, creativity and a high level of professionalism. Équiterre is currently seeking a :
The Communications Officer helps promote Équiterre's various initiatives on different topics and themes. They produce dynamic and engaging content on various platforms. They assess the communications needs of the various projects they are assigned to, and propose and deploy strategies, content and tools to meet those needs. They are involved in education, mobilization and government relations initiatives.
Role and responsibilities
Design and implement effective and innovative communications and public relations strategies/plans in order to initiate, develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with other players, mainly in the agri-food industry (depending on assigned projects).
Develop and deploy proactive Canada-wide media relations strategies, including the preparation of press releases, media calls and the organization of press conferences.
Coordinate follow-ups with external service providers (e.g. agencies, graphic designers, printers, web developers, freelancers).
Conduct the necessary research, particularly on food and supply issues, and participate in the creation and writing of communications, marketing, promotional and awareness-raising tools: newsletters, current affairs, reports, letters, fact sheets, blogs, etc.
Collaborate with Équiterre's communications team on content production, community management and media relations.
Participate in the linguistic revision of reports, briefs and communications tools.
Keep a constant watch on current events, press reviews, trends, etc. in order to identify opportunities for public releases.
Take photos and/or videos during Équiterre events, as requested.
Compile data to measure the reach and impact of communications.
Help prepare and monitor communications budgets.
Contribution to Équiterre's corporate development and democratic life
Participate in the monthly employee meeting.
Participate in certain Équiterre events and meetings.
Other related tasks.
Skills and experience required
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or other relevant training
Minimum 6 years full-time experience in communications
Bilingualism (French/English): perfect command of English (mother tongue an asset)
Knowledge of basic office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), collaborative online tools (Google Drive or others) and project management tools
Asset: Knowledge of Adobe graphics software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
Demonstrated ability to obtain media coverage
Experience in awareness & mobilization / government relations campaigns, as well as good knowledge of English-speaking and French-speaking content creators
Experience in content creation (written, video, other), combined with superior writing skills
Sound judgment, strategic thinking, analytical skills and ability to synthesize information
Organizational/prioritization skills and ability to cope with heavy workloads of various kinds
Good leadership and persuasion skills
Permanent full-time position, based in Montreal or Quebec City
Start date: as soon as possible
Flexible work schedule, 32 hours/week
Salary according to salary scale, depending on training and experience - starting rate based on minimum requirements: $33.97/hr ($56,526/year)
4 weeks vacation + 2 weeks vacation during end-of-year holidays (paid after 3 months’ seniority)
Group insurance with premiums paid 75% by Équiterre, and group RRSP up to 2% of salary (eligible after 3 months’ seniority)
Positive work environment with motivated staff and strong work ethic
Please send us your CV and cover letter, along with your availability date, via this page: www.jobillico.com/postulation-rapide/13002750
Only complete applications (CV + cover letter) will be considered.
Persons from minority backgrounds, including but not limited to First Nations, Métis, Inuit and visible minorities, are encouraged to apply. If you identify yourself as belonging to a minority group and would like this to be taken into consideration in the recruitment process, please mention it in your cover letter.
Thank you for your interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.