Communications Coordinator

Equestrian Canada

Communications Coordinator | Equestrian Canada

Communications Coordinator

Equestrian Canada

Apply by 5/26/2021

Posted 11 days ago

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Position: Communications Coordinator

Reports to: Communications Manager

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Status: Full-time

Location: Ottawa, ON (temporarily remote due to COVID-19)

Job Summary

The Equestrian Canada (EC) Communications Coordinator is responsible for delivering on diverse communications objectives through high quality content creation. As a key member of our national communications team, the successful candidate will work closely with colleagues to deliver results in a multitude of areas, including equestrian sport reporting, marketing, corporate and promotional content creation, e-news and website content.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate professional with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar role who thrives in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Highly developed writing skills and a commitment to language quality are the top priority; equestrian knowledge is strongly preferred. Other vital strengths include accomplished storytelling skills and the ability to handle multiple projects while respecting deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting with execution of a strong, dynamic and integrated national sport and corporate
    narrative for EC.
  • Adhering to branding standards and guidelines to ensure a consistent and stakeholder-friendly tone and voice for communications.
  • Creating or editing a wide range of communications deliverables including competition
    coverage, human interest stories, governance documents and social media posts.
  • Assisting in the brainstorming, creation and implementation of campaigns and deliverables
    related to athlete promotion, sponsors and partners, corporate communications, community engagement and more.
  • Contributing to EC’s social media presence through consistent coverage of athletes,
    competitions, programs, partnerships and initiatives.
  • Providing communications support to all departments across EC, primarily through
    editing/proofreading services.
  • Coordinating with EC’s Translation Coordinator to ensure timely French translation of EC
    communications and products.
  • Coordinating with EC’s Graphic and Web Designer to ensure timely publishing of EC
    communications and products.
  • Coordinating with photographers to obtain photos from competitions and events.
  • Working closely with and understanding EC’s social media and video production process.
  • Assisting in the creation and distribution of high-quality media publications, including
    athlete biographies, media guides, etc. in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining distribution lists for media, stakeholders, and other EC contacts as per CASL
  • Travelling to EC events and competitions as required to provide coverage and athlete
  • Assisting in the planning, promotion, and execution of EC events, such as the Annual General Meeting and trade show presence at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
  • Assisting in the support and promotion of the Canadian Equestrian Team at major games, including the FEI World Equestrian Games, Pan American Games, Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
  • Embedding of principles of EC’s diversity, equality and inclusion initiative within the EC communications framework and ensuring communications use language reflective of these values.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in the area of journalism or communications.
  • Minimum two (2) years in a similar position.
  • Superior writing and editing skills, knowledge of CP Style and an obsession with language uniformity.
  • Equestrian knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Bilingualism required.
  • Advanced knowledge of office and communications software, including MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and Content Management Systems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High level of integrity and consistent professionalism expressed at all times, ensuring that EC is portrayed in a positive manner.
  • Positive attitude, desire to improve and work in a team environment.
  • Willingness to travel.

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