March  19, 2019
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Specialists, Communications (multiple)

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Specialists, Communications (multiple) REF#: JG30555
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: February 22, 2019
Deadline: March 18, 2019


About WWF

WWF, the global conservation organization, is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations.  WWF has a global network active in over 100 countries with almost 5 million supporters.

WWF-Canada connects the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground conservation efforts across the nation with a mission to reverse the decline of wildlife by working toward:
All freshwater ecosystems and the wildlife that depend on them in good condition.
Healthy marine ecosystems on all three coasts.
A vibrant and ecologically sound future for the Arctic.
Resilient communities across the country that enhance nature.

Position Description

The Specialist, Communications develops and leads the execution of multiple communication strategies, plans and activities in support of WWF-Canada’s conservation priorities, in consultation with conservation leads and the Senior Manager, Strategic Communications. Elements of communications strategies may include:  engaging and  informative media releases/statements, op-eds, speeches, and conservation storytelling for various platforms and differing audiences. The Specialist, Communications follows the news and identifies opportunities and challenges as they arise; contributes strategic advice regarding scientific reports to enhance communications opportunities for our work; provides feedback on submissions; and may develop and run campaigns.

The Specialist develops and nurtures relationships with key media for their portfolios (and influencers if and when appropriate), and maintains productive and harmonious working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with conservation, develop the communications strategy and plan for each conservation project. The communications plan outlines the tactics, opportunities, obstacles, audience, key messages and timeline for bringing the communications strategy to life in support of a particular conservation goal. 
  • Identify and execute communications tactics using mediums and channels as appropriate for achieving the conservation goal.
  • Undertake individual initiatives (intra-department) that support the broader communications and media goals of the organization.
  • Ensure core communications documents are up to date to support the broader organization.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with key journalists, media personalities and other influencers.
  • Safeguard the WWF image and brand by providing communications and media capacity as required.


What We Are Looking For

  • University degree, preferably science communications, journalism, politics, English or equivalent
  • 4-6 years of relevant professional experience, background in journalism (particularly science or politics) preferred
  • Experience working with science or technical experts to communicate scientific information in engaging manner
  • Excellent communications abilities demonstrated across various platforms
  • Collaborative style that achieves results
  • Proven track record in delivering on multiple files in fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of brand considerations 

Other Information

We are searching for three Specialists to cover maternity leaves. All three positions are 14-month fixed term contracts. 

Deadline to Apply

Please ensure that your application is received on or before March 18, 5pm eastern standard time. 

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.

WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada.  Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call.  We will contact only those candidates selected for interview.

How to apply 

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, you may submit your application either through our online portal or direct mail. Please submit your application using one method only.


You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking HERE

Direct Mail 

If you are submitting an application via direct mail, please include your answers to the following questions: 
  1. Apart from its mission, what makes WWF-Canada an employer of choice for you?
  2. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  3. What are your salary expectations?
  4. How flexible are your salary expectations?
  5. Where did you see this posting?
  6. Are you able to travel if required for this position?
  7. This is a role replacing a maternity leave and be a 14-month contract. Please acknowledge your understanding of this.
Please state in your application you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board.

Attn: Human Resources Department
WWF Canada
Suite 400 - 410 Adelaide St. W.
Toronto , ON
M5V 1S8 ,


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