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.
WHAT THE CANDIDATE WILL DO
- 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
WHAT THE CANDIDATE WILL BRING
- 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
RELEVANT FIELDS OF STUDY
- 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.
- 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
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com by Sunday, June 13 at 11:59 PM EST.