Job Opportunity | Communications and Membership Coordinator at the Documentary Organization of Canada

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Deadline: Jun 13, 2021 - 9:45 pm


The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is a registered not-for-profit organization. For the past 38 years, DOC has been the voice of and leading advocate for Canada’s independent documentary community. With 6 chapters and close to 1,100 members from coast to coast, DOC conducts vital research and advocacy work to ensure a healthy ecosystem for documentary production; we run professional development and mentorship programs; we create forums for exchange with other filmmakers, thought leaders, funders, broadcasters, festivals and other community partners. We are a community of mutual support that connects and strengthens documentarians across the country and a site of documentary culture that drives critical thinking about the ethics, practice, and aesthetics of documentary storytelling.


We are currently seeking a Communications & Membership Coordinator at the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC). In this role, the successful candidate will integrate into DOC’s core team as a key teammate who provides a range of communications and membership services in support of the National office activities. 

DOC maintains a small close-knit team of employees, which will give the employee the opportunity to experience office culture and build strong connections with their co-workers in a virtual setting.


  • Manage DOC’s social media accounts (FB, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) and maintain a regular publishing calendar.   
  • Creating graphic assets for social media posts and newsletters
  • Assist with website communications – including researching of resources relevant to DOC membership and updating/uploading content, as necessary.  
  • Assist with drafting of member communications, newsletters, and surveys.  
  • Be the first point-of-contact liaison for member and general inquiries
  • Outreach to member benefits partners and potential partners (festivals, etc.)
  • Coordinating signups to DOC’s Festival Concierge service
  • Assisting with Special Projects as required
  • Scheduling meetings and conference calls
  • Taking minutes at meetings at Board and Committee meetings as required
  • Preparing Board and Committee meeting agendas
  • Updating files and records in Dropbox
  • Compiling and sending membership reports to DOC Chapters across the country


  • 1+ years of progressively responsible social media and communications experience within an office environment.  
  • A commitment to Anti-oppression work 
  • A desire to advocate for equity and inclusion in the cultural sector 
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and social media best practices.  
  • Experience with Buffer, CMS website uploads and Mailchimp.  
  • Experience with CANVA and Survey Monkey is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written/comprehension) 
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  
  • Ability to prioritize tasks & a strong desire to learn.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  
  • Sensitive to issues of confidentiality 
  • Ability to work effectively in an intimate, fast-paced – yet remote – team.  
  • Keen interest in the documentary film world.
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred
  • Community organizing experience an asset



  • Candidates will work closely with the Communications Manager to provide all national communications for the Documentary Organization of Canada
  • Candidates will experience working directly under the supervision of the Executive Director, shadowing the Communications Coordinator in supporting the completion of his duties.

Documentary Film: 

  • Candidates will be exposed to industry professionals, funders, etc. 
  • Candidates will be exposed to regulatory policy, industry news, etc. 


  • Candidates will get to pitch and write stories in the monthly newsletters 
  • Candidates will get to conduct research on industry-related issues 
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to network with journalists and documentary filmmakers 


Interested candidates may send their resume and cover letter to by Sunday, June 13 at 11:59 PM EST.