OpenMedia is looking for a communications specialist who wants to lead our external communications efforts to ensure the Internet is open, affordable, and surveillance-free, in Canada and beyond.
If you’re an experienced communications professional with excellent writing skills, online savvy, and a knack for making complicated issues easy to understand, then this is the job for you!
OpenMedia is an effective, dynamic team leading the charge to protect the possibilities of the open Internet. We believe in the power of the Internet to make the world better. To do that, Internet access must be affordable and fast, personal privacy must be respected online, and free expression must be the default mode of the web.
We are a lean digital rights group that punches above our weight. We create community-driven campaigns that engage, educate, and empower people to mobilize and affect systemic change on key digital issues. Our community is changing the way Internet users come together to defend our digital freedoms.
And, we happen to be looking for another practical idealist who doesn’t want just any ordinary job.
We work in Canada and the U.S. on campaigns to:
The Communications Manager will act as a spokesperson across all areas of OpenMedia’s work. They will lead the organization’s external communications, helping amplify the organization’s public profile through strategic messaging and razor-sharp communications materials.
The Communications Manager will craft engaging narratives for media, public stakeholders, and members of our wider community, on each of our key issues. Reporting to the Campaigns Director, the Communications Manager will work closely with the management team on organizational strategy and team integration. This role is key to ensuring that OpenMedia’s website content is up to date and accessible to the public with an eye towards quality control, and will lead on telling our organizational story with all public-facing communications.
From our social media, to our email content, to our media relations, OpenMedia is fortunate to have an incredible reach and deeply engaged supporters. We’re looking for someone to help us sharpen our story telling, crystalize our messaging, and develop a clear strategy for growing our community and reaching new audiences through traditional and social media outlets.
This person will work closely with our campaigns team to harness the power of the news cycle on behalf of our community actions. They will lead our external communications, to help shape public discourse on our issues, frame critical policy discussions, and advance OpenMedia’s mission and vision.
This position is based remotely, with flexible work hours between EST and PST.
Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada, and have access to a reliable Internet connection.
Skills and experience:
You MUST have:
The following skills are not required, but would be a big benefit:
We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Indigenous people, women, LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, and people with disabilities. Our organization has recently transitioned to an entirely remote workplace, providing the flexibility to work from any location with a reliable Internet connection.
Not certain your credentials are a 100% match with the position description? Please apply anyway! We’re looking to find the right person for our team, with relevant skills and experience – not a mandatory checklist.
This is a permanent position with a three-month probation period. Salary is commensurate with experience, but we are able to hire in the range of $52-58k per year.
OpenMedia offers a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package. All full time staff receive three weeks vacation, 12 sick days, and three personal days annually. Additionally, the OpenMedia office closes for approximately five days each December. We also offer flexible and remote working for all staff, within EST - PST time zones. Other staff benefits include a generous parental leave program, paid volunteering options, potential for professional development and travel opportunities (when safe to do so), and flexible options for leaves of absence.
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