Job Posting: Digital Communications Advisor
Ward 19 | Beaches-East York
Office of Councillor Brad Bradford
Brad Bradford is the second-term City Councillor for Ward 19, Beaches-East York. Brad brings an energetic, results-focused approach to delivering for Torontonians. With experience as an urban planner, he has a passion for tackling our housing crisis, strengthening local neighbourhoods, and building a safer, more affordable city that’s easier to get around.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your social media skills and creative approach to communications to serve the residents of one of Toronto’s most diverse and engaged constituencies. The Digital Communications Advisor role is a fast-paced, highly rewarding position in a collaborative and energetic team.
Working with our team, the Councillor, residents and stakeholders, the Advisor will develop and implement a strategic approach to communicating with residents and broader city stakeholders, with a particular focus on digital communications (social media, email newsletter and website).
What can you expect to do?
- Play a key role in executing the Councillor’s digital communications strategy by planning and creating multimedia content, website posts, and other communications.
- Record and edit photo and video content to highlight the Councillor’s work and activities.
- Contribute to management and growth of social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc) by developing and sharing original content.
- Triage resident inquiries across social platforms, monitor tags and mentions, and grow online impact.
- Liaise with internal (City of Toronto) and external stakeholders (such as community groups, residents, and non-profits) to provide updates and share information to members of the public.
- Keep Councillor Bradford and his team up to date on current events, emerging trends, breaking news, and areas for policy and communications engagement.
- Organize, attend and capture content at local and city-wide events.
- Support other communications activities, including the development of news releases and editorials (op-eds).
- Prepare key messages, talking points and speaking notes for media inquiries, events, and speaking engagements.
- Respond to and arrange media opportunities.
- Lead production of the Councillor’s bi-annual household newsletter, working with an external graphic designer.
- Build and maintain an organized online archive of digital media and graphic design assets.
- Act as Councillor Bradford’s representative and lead contact for community associations, local boards and other community groups as assigned.
- Contribute to other community-based and office projects, or take on other special assignments within the team.
What would make you successful in this role?
We’re open to a wide range of background experience. The most important candidate attributes are skills with digital and social media, an interest in local government and politics, and a desire to support the community and our team through collaboration and positivity. Broadly, we’re looking for:
- Familiarity with communications and digital media management, or previous experience in a political or public relations role.
- Ability to multi-task and manage diverse projects and responsibilities within the frequently evolving priorities of a political office.
- Resourceful self-starter who can proactively and independently launch communication projects from start to finish.
- Experience with digital media tools (such as video editing, Adobe Suite, Canva) and with building and growing social media platforms.
- Interest in Toronto issues, city building, municipal politics (from policy to communication to operations), learning about government processes, and acting on opportunities to create change on issues that matter to residents and community groups.
- Able to handle sensitive constituent correspondence and government materials with confidentiality and discretion.
- Experience with photography, video, editing, and/or graphic design is considered an asset.
The position is full-time, starts immediately and is based at Toronto City Hall, Councillor Bradford’s Constituency Office (located at Danforth & Woodbine), and out in the community. The salary band for this position is $50-65,000, depending on experience.
To apply, please forward your resume and cover note to:
Craig Ruttan, Chief of Staff