Ontario NDP Caucus

Government of Ontario

Caucus Assistant - Social Media Content Focus

Published on June 24, 2021

 

Status: Fulltime (32 hours per week)

Department/ Location: Leader’s Secretariat (NDP Caucus), Queen’s Park

 

Objective: To assist the Leader’s Secretariat and Caucus with the creation and distribution of engaging, high-quality digital content for social media.

Responsible to the Director of the Leader’s Secretariat for:

1. Social Media

  • Assist with the preparation of high-quality, accurate, proof-read social media content on behalf of the Leader’s Secretariat and Caucus.
  • Assist with developing overall look and feel goals of the Leader’s Secretariat.
  • Help manage competing demands ensure they are achieved.
  • Monitor and adapt to evolving social media best practices.
  • Assist with creatively and strategically shooting video and still footage.
  • Edit video and still footage as directed for distribution across various platforms.
  • Working closely with other departments – Digital, Communications, Community Engagement and Issues Management – to ensure social media posts are timely, appropriate and in line with NDP policy and the message box of the day.
  • Have key posts reviewed and approved by relevant departments, on behalf of the Leader’s Secretariat.
  • Managing follow-up and responses, as required.

 

2. Administration

  • Respond to day-to-day events and incorporate them into a dynamic online presence on multiple coordinated social media channels.
  • Electronically track metrics and engagement on Leader’s social media.
  • Build stocks of relevant content (photos, videos) that align with look and feel.

 

3. Public Relations

  • Contacting and working with validators, constituents and the general public as required.

 

4. Advisory/Research Duties

  • Remain informed of NDP policy and the Caucus’ position on topics of current interest and concern
  • Performing specialized research at the Director’s request

 

5. Event Preparation

  • Provide input on tour planning to ensure best possible social media content is created.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge appropriate to the position of the NDP and/or Canadian Labour movement, and of the Ontario Government and public affairs.
  • Background in communications, copy-editing, journalism, marketing a strong asset
  • Excellent communication skills and exceptional writing skills
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms including hands-on skills and experience  Familiarity with digital storytelling concepts like teasers, structure, flow, and identifying target audience
  • Experience in capturing broadcast-quality photo and video content
  • Experience as a content creator, video editor or writer
  • Experience writing for broadcast or video content and/or editorial an asset
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Good political judgment and discretion is essential
  • Proven experience working with confidential information is an asset
  • Strong office organization skills and attention to detail are essential
  • Excellent computer skills including electronic list management and record-keeping
  • Experience in the Labour movement or NDP organization and election campaigns is an asset
  • Second language skills is an asset
  • Familiarity with equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression policy frameworks

 

The NDP Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

 

Please apply on this link https://ndp.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=104 .

 

Please provide examples of previous work alongside resume. Thank you for your application. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted