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Position: Communications Coordinator
Organization: Food First NL
Location: work remotely anywhere in the province or from an office in St. John's, Newfoundland

The Job:

Food First NL is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator. These are the core responsibilities and preferred skills for the position:

  • Develop Content | Develop clear and engaging written and graphic content about Food First NL and food issues in the province. Lead design of Food First NL’s online and print materials in collaboration with contractors.
    • Experience with writing for various audiences, Adobe Creative Suite, and Canva are assets.
  • Manage Communications Platforms | Manage, improve, and monitor analytics for Food First NL’s communications platforms. This includes Food First NL’s websites, email newsletter, and social media platforms. Cultivate a consistent brand and voice for Food First NL across communications platforms.
    • Experience with Squarespace, Wordpress, MailChimp, SEO, Facebook, twitter, and Instagram are assets.
    • Experience leading groups in the development and review of materials is an asset.
    • Experience working within an established brand and voice is an asset.
  • Plan and Strategize |Oversee the implementation and continuous improvement of Food First NL’s Communications Plan and Style Guide. Collaborate with other staff to develop and implement project-specific communications plans.
    • Experience developing and implementing communications plans is an asset.
  • Coordinate Media | Support the CEO with media relations. This includes writing press releases, identifying and pursuing strategic media opportunities, and maintaining strong relationships with media.
    • Experience with writing press releases and developing media campaigns are assets.
  • Public Engagement | Assist with Food First NL’s outreach and education activities to build and strengthen relationships with the public and partners. This includes hosting display booths, giving presentations, and attending events as a representative of the organization.
    • Experience with public speaking and networking are assets.
    • Experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You’re a storyteller that can turn complex ideas into creative and clear content that has impact.
  • You have professional experience with social media, email newsletters, and websites.
  • You’re motivated to learn and grow your skill set.
  • You’re collaborative and enjoy helping others to showcase their work in the best light.
  • You enjoy communications strategy and planning.
  • You’re organized and stay on top of details and deadlines.
  • You care about improving the food system in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • You care about equity and accessibility.
  • You're based in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Perks:

Salary scale: $39,100 to $52,900
Health and dental benefits available after 3 months of employment.
Three weeks paid vacation to start plus 15 paid public holidays.
Flexibility to work remotely anywhere in the province or from an office in St. John’s.
Professional development opportunities.

Expected Start Date: February 2022
Position Type: Full-time, permanent

How to Apply:

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a sample of your communications work to by January 24, 2022.

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Organization:

Food First NL is a provincial, non-profit organization that collaborates with communities and organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador to advance food security. Food First NL’s mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all. Learn more about us at

Food First NL is an equal opportunity employer, and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected ground enumerated in the NL Human Rights Act.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 11 2022    ID: 62371