PLAIN is hiring: Freelance communications assistant

PLAIN is growing and we are looking for support to help us professionalize our organization and communication with members. This is a freelance position that will mainly support the communication committee’s tasks.

Are you interested? Read on to learn about the support we need.

Your primary tasks will include:

  • social media
    • preparing posts for organizational accounts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
    • administering our LinkedIn group (screening requests to join, monitoring content, posting organizational updates)
    • monitoring discussions on social media surrounding hashtags and events
    • general monitoring across organizational accounts
    • preparing reports for board meetings
  • setting up emails and e-newsletters in email tool
  • monitoring and answering our general info@ inbox
  • adding news items to the website
  • updating text on webpages
  • assisting with communications related to the e-journal
  • maintaining/developing communication templates
  • other administrative support if availability allows

Qualified candidates must have:

  • experience and interest in managing social media
  • business communication experience
  • knowledge of WordPress basics
  • professional email etiquette (clear, friendly, helpful)
  • interest in the field of plain language
  • 15-25 hours/month to commit to tasks and availability each workday (Monday-Friday) to check accounts/platforms
  • 1-year commitment with interest in longer relationship
  • fluency in English and strong writing skills in business English
  • time management skills
  • ability to invoice PLAIN

In addition, it would be beneficial to have:

  • degree, certification, or training in communication-related field
  • fluency in another language
  • knowledge of Wild Apricot
  • experience or willingness to learn about engagement tools (such as Facebook live)

Think you’re a good fit? Please send us:

  • your CV/resume
  • at least 1 sample to demonstrate your writing level, such as a blog, newsletter, website, or report.
  • 2 references

Send application material to: info@plainlanguagenetwork.org.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2021 (The chosen candidate will start as early as October 2021.)

Hourly rate: 25.00 USD

PLAIN is registered in Canada.