Job Posting: Communications Assistant

Pacific Wild is currently seeking a Communications Assistant as a part of the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Role Criteria: The Government of Canada has partially funded this job through the Canada Summer Jobs program. In order to be eligible to participate, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment period;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person who has been granted refugee status;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

About Us: Pacific Wild is the leading voice for wildlife conservation in the Great Bear Rainforest and beyond. Our team develops and implements powerful conservation campaigns that move people in thought and action. Currently, we focus on a variety of issues including sustainable fisheries, marine protected areas, and predator management.

Duties: The Communications Assistant supports the Communications Manager and campaigns team with a variety of activities. The role has a strong emphasis on creative, feature, and scientific writing. Time will be split between two major areas of focus including an old-growth logging mapping project (a digital storytelling device to showcase information related to unsustainable old-growth logging in B.C.), and general communications/campaign support.

Old-growth Logging Mapping Project

  • Assist with Interviews of conservationists, scientists, and other stakeholders across B.C. to produce feature style articles about old-growth logging
  • Read complex, scientific old-growth publications and translate information into content that can be shared on the platform 
  • Correlate stories to images and videos 
  • Produce social media content to promote the mapping project and stories featured within it on Pacific Wild’s general channels

General Communications and Campaign Support

  • Assist Communications Manager with content strategy and development (website, social media, newsletter, and other platforms)
  • Engage with members of Pacific Wild’s Save BC Wolves online community via Mighty Networks 
  • Write, edit, and schedule social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) via Later 
  • Create new visual and original content for Pacific Wild (TikTok, Instagram Reels)
  • Track environmental news related to Pacific Wild’s campaigns and develop commentary to share with supporters 
  • Assist Communications Manager in developing a new strategy for Pacific Wild’s online blog, ensuring content is consistently developed and shared on it 

Qualifications: 

  • Full-time, post-secondary student enrolled in a communications, marketing, environmental/science communications program 
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an emphasis on creative, feature, and scientific writing 
  • Strong creative thinking and storytelling skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and excellent record keeping
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a digital team environment
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, project management tools, Google Drive
  • Experience creating content for multiple social media platforms  
  • Experience preparing for and/or conducting short audio or video interviews an asset for content generation purposes

Deadline to Apply: May 22, 2022

Dates of Employment: June 6, 2022 –  July 29, 2022 with possibility for extension

Salary: $19.50 an hour

Hours: 7 hour workday/ 35 hours per week/ 5 days per week 

Location: Victoria, BC preferred but will consider candidates located in Vancouver, B.C. with ability to travel Victoria for staff meetings and events.

How to Apply

Please apply at hr@pacificwild.org with your resume and cover letter outlining your background and experience.