Jobs

Join our team of passionate people. If you’ve got a highly creative mind, we want to hear from you. Below you’ll find information about the latest opportunities at our secretariat located in Montreal, Canada. We occasionally also offer internships to provide opportunities for talented people to gain work experience.

Communications Officer

Through the effective implementation of the organization’s strategic communications and branding plans, the Communications Officer will facilitate the workflow between WDO’s programming and communications objectives. The work includes public and media relations, events management, researching, writing and overseeing the development of collateral materials.

Watch this video to find out more about our plans to design for a better world.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with internal staff to identify and develop programme-specific content (i.e. communications and promotional material) including news releases, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, brochures, annual reports and other collateral
  • Plan, schedule and track project milestones, identifying deliverables and critical paths, budgets and expenditures, as well as work schedules, using project management methodologies
  • Ensure consistency of messaging and branding across all communications platforms
  • Maintain and develop strong working relations with international media and respond to media enquiries
  • Provide event-planning and coordination as assigned
  • Liaise with external suppliers, including travel agents, venue and accommodations, caterers, graphic designers, bloggers, journalists, content developers, printers, photographers, etc.
  • Measure and analyze results of communications activities and compile quarterly reports on project progress.

Qualifications, required skills and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Project Management or related field
  • +3 years of Communications experience (experience with a NGO, membership based organization an asset)
  • Excellent command of English, superior written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management abilities, with a focus on attention to detail
  • Ability and skill to plan and coordinate events
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated skill in desktop publishing, and a related knowledge of graphic design principles and print production
  • Demonstrated experience using applicable software programmes, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, basic HTML
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, strategic thinker with a passion for international work.

Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work within a collaborative environment
  • Ability to manage high volumes of work in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to identify opportunities
  • Demonstrates sound judgment
  • Creative problem-solver with a solution orientated approach.

Compensation

This is a full-time position based at WDO’s secretariat office in Montreal. The salary range is CA$30,000 – 40,000 per year, based on experience.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, 16 February 2018. Applications should be submitted by email to hr@wdo.org indicating the job title in the subject line. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held end of February with the intent to commence in March.

Digital Communications Officer

In this role, you will be responsible for the maintenance of the overall administration of the wdo.org website, as well as create, manage and update content on our digital platforms in alignment with our strategic objectives. You will work cooperatively with key team members, freelancers and contributors to ensure that we maintain a strong and consistent presence on our digital channels, including the website, email campaigns and select social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube) and will share content through original and relevant third party websites and newsletters.

Watch this video to find out more about our plans to design for a better world.

Responsibilities

Website administration

  • Maintain and update website by integrating content, photographs, logos, scripts, etc.
  • Conduct website development alongside external agencies, as well as deliver a social media strategy that connects with our audiences, raises our digital profile and enhances brand perception
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout web and social media channels
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference
  • Track and report on all site metrics

Digital content development

  • Working with a cross-departmental team, maintain the master content calendar for all online properties
  • Create exciting and engaging digital content for website, social media and other digital communications such as electronic newsletters, email campaigns and online outreach campaigns
  • Copyedit, approve and schedule all social media content
  • Develop and maintain style guidelines for website content
  • Coordinate web projects and social media campaigns across programmes
  • Engage through social media to comments and posts, responding to all concerns and providing positive feedback on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Qualifications, required skills and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Web Design or Graphic Design
  • +3 years experience in graphic design, web design or in similar position
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Solid knowledge of Mac Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • At least 2 years experience in managing email campaigns and lists through marketing automation tools such as MailChimp, Constant Contact or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML and CSS, and experience within a WordPress CMS environment (ability to use Visual Composer a major asset)
  • Advance knowledge in managing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and social media management platforms such as Hootsuite
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Grasp of SEO concepts in site structure
  • Perfect command of the English language
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to interact with content owners and stakeholders at a variety of levels and across functions
  • Good organizational skills including the ability to prioritize is a must
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • General understanding of boundaries and cultural dynamics of an international audience on social media
  • Experience in laying out and executing print work an asset
  • Experience with Keynote an asset
  • Experience in solving technical computer issues an asset but not required

Compensation
This is a full-time position based at WDO’s secretariat office in Montreal. The salary range is CA$30,000 – 38,000 per year, based on experience.

How to apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, 16 February 2018. Applications should be submitted by email to hr@wdo.org indicating the job title in the subject line. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held end of February with the intent to commence in March.

Social Media Contributor

WDO is seeking a social media contributor to join the team. The ideal candidate will be in pursuit of a creative degree and have a strong interest/experience in industrial design and its impact on the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Workload will range between 2 and 10 hours per week on an ongoing basis. Work can be done remotely and does not require relocation (i.e. this is a paid freelance writing opportunity).

We’re looking for a highly-motivated, creative thinker with a talent for fostering community engagement and creating content, including written and photographic contributions, to lead social media for the WDO brand. You will help spread our brand message, educate our community and provide inspiration, as well as strategize and implement social paid ads. The right candidate will need to jump in to help drive traffic and awareness of the WDO brand.

We value writers that help enrich discussion on our sites, promote our material on social media and cover everything entailed with the social impact of industrial design. We need people who can contribute to our social accounts and use them to effectively promote our material. This includes scheduling tweets/posts with enticingly clever pitch lines rather than regurgitated links.

The goal of the social media contributor will be to grow our social media platforms, create a voice for each platform, interact with fans and followers and respond to inquiries and comments as needed. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and can work with little to no direction.

Watch this video to find out more about our plans to design for a better world.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to WDO’s social media content calendar with the goal to increase followers, engagement and website views
  • Spread brand awareness across multiple channels and social properties
  • Encourage community engagement through shared and created content
  • Maintain consistent brand voice across all channels
  • Analyze social media insights regularly to track progress

Qualifications, required skills and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven experience with social media marketing
  • Excellent copywriting and proofreading skills
  • Ability to write short, snappy headlines and short-form copy
  • Knowledge of social media analytics tools is a plus
  • Industrial design industry knowledge highly desirable
  • Proficient in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and Social Media management platforms such as Hootsuite
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Professional and accountable
  • You enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.

Want to make it to the top of a big pile of resumes? Write an original cover letter stating why you are interested in this role (and what you would bring) and provide a link to a portfolio of relevant work samples.

Writing samples are required for consideration. Selected candidates may also be asked to complete a sample assignment.

Compensation
This is ‘work-from-home’/ contractual position. The salary range is CA$15/hr.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, 16 February 2018. Applications should be submitted by email to hr@wdo.org, indicating the job title in the subject line. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held end of February with the intent to commence in March.