September 15, 2022

Job Opportunity: Social Media Assistant, Milieux Institute

Job title: Social Media Assistant, Milieux Institute
Reports to: Director, Milieux Institute
Status: Part-time contract (7 hours per week) less than 12 months
Posting Date: September 15, 2022
Job entry: October 2022
Probation: 90 days


We are looking for a graduate student or experienced undergraduate 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. 

Objectives:

As part of our team, you will: 

  • Work closely with the Head of Communications, Milieux Institute
  • Use social media’s 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 member researchers’ activities on the web and social media 
  • Monitor current events, hashtags and trending themes that strategically connect to and help build Milieux’s audience 
  • Represent the Institute and its clusters through the cultivation of a social media voice 
  • Document activities and procedures to develop capacities as needed 
  • Communicate in a voice and tone that is in line with Milieux’s and follow established brand guidelines 
  • Participate in discussions with Institute leadership as needed to inform and develop media strategy going forward 
  • Contribute to the promotion and development of Milieux’s presence and communications network with meaningful and engaging content 
  • Build social media relationships with prospective partners and collaborators 
  • Produce clean, accurate, and compelling work 
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates typically hold:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field (or equivalent experience) 
  • Social media fluency – Facebook and Twitter—and analytics 
  • Fluency and proficiency with website analytics 
  • 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 
  • Familiarity with common office software presentations, file sharing, project management and messaging (like Office 365, MS Office Suite, Google Docs/Sheets, OneDrive/Sharepoint, Dropbox, Teams, Discord)
  • English and French an asset
  • Experience in a university environment desired

Employment Equity

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, link to portfolio addressed to Bart Simon, Director, in care of Harry Smoak, Head of Operations at milieux.institute@concordia.ca.

Accepting applications until September 29, 2021, and thereafter until the position is filled.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.