Intermediate Communications Specialist (Social Media)

LeverageTek is actively seeking an Intermediate Communications Specialist (Social Media) for an 11 month contract for our Ottawa based client.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and post material to the client's social media channels
  • Monitor and respond to comments posted on the client's social media channels.
  • Monitor and compile statistics on the client's main web site and social media channels.
  • Publish text, photos and video stories to the client's main web site using a web content management system.
  • Write appropriate headlines and teasers for social media content.
  • Resize, enhance and prepare photos for the web using Photoshop.
  • Prepare research on industry trends and best practices
  • Coordinate translation of content through the Translation Bureau and in-house translation services as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have three to five years of experience working in communications, public affairs or media. 
  • Must have professional experience of 18 months or more in the last three years using social media tools to communicate with the public.
  • Must have good working knowledge of and experience using Facebook and Twitter in a professional communications environment.
  • Must have professional experience writing social media content such as teasers, captions and tweets.
  • Must have experience gathering and compiling data from analytics tools such as Webtrends Analytics and Facebook Insights.
  • Experience in copy editing.
  • Must have good working knowledge of and experience using Excel.
  • Good working knowledge of and experience using YouTube and Flickr in a professional communications environment would be an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of and experience using Photoshop would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of web content management systems  or web content creation tools would be an asset 
  • Knowledge of Government of Canada Guideline on External Use of Web 2.0 would be an asset.

Duration: 11 months

Security clearance: Reliability

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