Job Opening: Social Media Assistant (part-time)

Deadline Extended: September 9, 2020


We are looking for a student with an avid interest in research communications who can write, capture and originate compelling content for a variety of social media platforms. As a Social Media Assistant, you will be responsible for promoting member research and research-related activities, and growing followers for Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia.


As part of our team, you will:

  • Use social media best practices to organize and produce engaging content to support the Institute’s mandate and strategic objectives related to knowledge mobilization and public engagement.
  • Keep up with daily member researchers on the web and social media every day.
  • Monitor current events, hashtags and trending themes that strategically connect to and help build Milieux’s audience.
  • Develop a proposal and initiate pilot of a new social media platform that serves Milieux’s communication needs over the next 3-5 months.
  • Document activity and procedures in order to develop capacities as needed.
  • Share info about the latest platform developments and current best practices for use by Institute members in their academic lives through occasional workshops and presentations.
  • Communicate in a voice and tone distinctive of Milieux and follow established brand guidelines.
  • Participate in discussions with Institute leadership as needed to inform media strategy going forward.
  • Produce clean, accurate work at high volume.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule.


Qualified candidates typically hold:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or a related field
  • Social media fluency – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo
  • Experience with Hootsuite for publishing and analytics
  • Proven capacity to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Examples of active social media accounts currently in play
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills
  • Bilingual in English and French desired


Pay scale: TRAC – Student Research Assistant hourly rate.

This is a part-time contract position (5-7 hours per week on average). Student contracts typically run term by term.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, CV and link to your portfolio to Danielle Douez, Head of Communications at Milieux Institute,

Deadline extended to Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

Preference given to currently registered Milieux student members and Concordia students who qualify as Milieux members.

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