Position: Communications Officer
Location: Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver
Reports to: Head of Communications
Details: Full-time, permanent
Salary: $53,399 CAD
Deadline for applications: February 6, 2020
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced communications officer to work on some of the world’s biggest environmental campaigns at a crucial time for the future of our planet.
With climate change on the front pages, people taking to the streets, and growing public concern about the health of our oceans and forests, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force governments and corporations to act and protect the living world for centuries to come.
As a leading environmental organization, Greenpeace is at the forefront of the most urgent challenges facing our planet, from the climate emergency to plastic pollution, from deforestation to ocean protection.
As a member of our communication team, you will sit at the very heart of our campaigning operation. You will focus on gaining influential coverage for our campaigns and identifying opportunities for strategic interventions that help us win. You will help shape our communications strategies and craft the compelling messages we need to win the public argument on behalf of our planet.
This is a fast-paced and varied job that requires strong initiative, creative thinking, and great organizational skills.
We are looking for a savvy media operator who enjoys the cut and thrust of the daily news cycle, has a good grasp of Canadian media, and has some understanding of who holds the power and pulls the strings when it comes to Canada and global policy. We also need a proactive communication officer who doesn’t just wait to be fed a news story but goes out there looking for one.
For this role we are looking for someone with solid experience of generating media across a wide range of media outlets, from local media to newspaper features, TV news, and consumer magazines.
You’ll be great at spotting opportunities to intervene in current media debates, and be able to translate complex political, scientific and environmental information into succinct and clear messages that successfully reach our target audiences. As well as your communication, interpersonal skills and diplomacy, this role will also test your ability to organize and improvise. Research experienced is also welcomed.
You will also be able to demonstrate substantial experience as a communications officer or journalist. To ensure out-of-hours cover, you’ll take part in an on-call duty rotation. You will contribute to our fast-moving strategic campaign planning and development, and at times, you may also be required to work on one or more of our campaigns.
You will work with colleagues in Canada and around the world and you must be able to travel, including internationally. The ability to work weekends and evenings is sometimes required.
Candidates should understand and support the Greenpeace campaign tactics, including the use of peaceful civil disobedience. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Greenpeace Canada embraces equity and diversity and is committed to a workplace that is enriched by the people, needs and desires of Canada’s diverse community. We thank all applicants, but only those invited for interviews will be contacted.