Director of Digital Media and Communications

Youth Climate Lab Published: July 31, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
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The Director of Digital Media and Communications will coordinate communications, digital media for climate action and youth empowerment at Youth Climate Lab.

This exciting opportunity will allow a youth to play a leading role in shaping Youth Climate Lab’s communication strategy and lead a digital campaign to mobilize youth around ambitious climate action.

Duties and responsibilities

The selected applicant will play a key role in co-creating a dynamic, bilingual digital campaign to mobilize youth-led momentum for the low-carbon transition. Additionally, the selected applicant will support and strengthen Youth Climate Lab’s communications strategy and digital presence.

Specifically, this will include:

  • Co-creating bilingual digital campaign
  • Reviewing and updating Youth Climate Lab’s communications strategy
  • Developing and leading Youth Climate Lab’s social media presence
  • Managing a team of 4-5 volunteers
  • Content development
  • Digital skills enhancements for the organization
  • Lead technology and digital management

Knowledge and skills

We are seeking for self-driven, energized, impact-focused applicants who:

  • Demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and organization
  • Is able to take initiative, be flexible, and work well under uncertainty
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Is a quick learner with great problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated interest in social/ environmental issues
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is a requirement


  • Leading and/or contributing to digital marketing campaigns
  • Developing and/or contributing to a corporate communications strategy
  • Management of social media platforms (Hootsuite)
    • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • MailChimp experience is considered an asset
  • Content development

Education required

Related degree is considered an asset

Certification required


Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary graduates – this is not a requirement for residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut applying for internships in those territories
  • Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy initiative.

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