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Position: Social Media & Promotions Coordinator
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)
Organization: Trips By Transit
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

$12-13.50 an hour for 20-24 hours a week for 10 weeks

Application Deadline: June 16th at midnight. Interviews will take place later that week/or a weekend with a potential start date of the 24th June

Term: End of June to End of August

About Trips By Transit:

Trips By Transit (TBT) is a not-for-profit organization that works to remove the barriers that prevent individuals from connecting with their communities, themselves, and the natural world. We do this primarily through leading accessible trips to local nature and wilderness spaces via public transit. We lead both community trips which are open to everyone and cost-free and partnered trips that we run specifically for other community organizations. At TBT we believe spending time in nature has huge benefits—to one’s health, sense of wellbeing, involvement, and interaction with one’s community, environmental stewardship, and much more. We also believe that nature should be accessed in the most respectful way possible, which is why we lead programming solely using public and active transit. Our adventures function as a way for participants to form personal connections in their community, learn more about local issues surrounding the environment, and learn how to access nature in a more sustainable way. TBT currently has two Chapters—the primary Halifax Chapter, and a Chapter in Kingston, Ontario.

Position Description:

We are looking for a passionate Social Media and Promotions Coordinator to increase our social media presence and improve online engagement. You will be responsible for creating original text, photo, and the option of video content, posting on social media and responding to followers. In this position, you will work alongside other staff and our board of directors to promote our mission to the Halifax community.

As the Social Media and Promotions Coordinator, you will be able to research what makes social media posts engaging and try to use this knowledge on Trips By Transit's social media pages. It is an asset if you are up-to-date and comfortable working with major social media platforms. We are open to applicants who are new to the field and are hoping to gain experience/learn throughout the role.

Responsibilities:

  • Research what makes good engagement on social media/create a plan for trips by transit's social media pages

  • Attend trips and other public events to take photos and update social media (ie instagram story)

  • Edit, publish frequent posts (facebookl, Instagram, Twitter) that helps build meaningful connections and encourages community engagement

  • Receive, edit and publish blog posts on the website

  • Create monthly newsletters promoting upcoming events

  • Create and distribute promotional materials (ex: posters/pamphlets)

  • Ensure consistency in online presence and social media messages by working with staff and board members

Requirements:

  • Experience with social media 

  • Able to deliver creative content (text, image and preferably video)

  • Good writing, editing (photo/video/text), and communication skills

  • Positive attitude, attential to detail, and community oriented

  • Good multitasking and capable of organizing independant work

  • Can supply own camera and any other equipment you think is necessary

  • Ability to attend as many public TBT events/trips as possible

  • Comfortable working in outdoor settings (in good weather conditions)
  • Must be between 15-30 years of age and have a right to work in Canada

Assets (not required) :

  • Knowledge of Photoshop (or other photo editing software)

  • Knowledge of video creation/editing

Applicants who do not have experience in all of these skills will not be disqualified. We are mostly concerned with a work ethic and passion and are open to teaching some of these skills needed for this position.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
tripsbytransit.hfx@gmail.com
subject: Social Media & Promotions Coordinator

Trips By Transit recognizes that individuals experience and job qualifications may be impacted by the structural injustices present in our society. Employment Equity is a necessary practice to challenge these injustices and acts as a measure to support people of historically disadvantaged groups. If you would like to be considered under the Employment Equity Policy, please clearly say so in your cover letter. These groups include but are not limited to First Nations people, people of colour, Black Nova Scotians, queer and intersex people, people with disabilities, working class people, and women.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 9 2019    ID: 53815