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Communications Specialist


12-month contract position with opportunity for renewal

Come help us change the world!

CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI) is on a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through technology development. We are a not-for-profit corporation that accelerates the research, development and adoption of high-impact, business-smart carbon management technologies and strategies. We work with the world’s top scientists and technology experts at our facilities to advance the commercialization of technologies to monitor, capture, store and use carbon and methane. Through our efforts, we help grow the Canadian economy, increase the country’s competitiveness in world markets, and create the low carbon future.

If you have passion for science and technology, love to work with a variety of communications platforms, and want to be part of a mission-driven organization this job might be a good fit. We seek a Communications Specialist to develop and disseminate information about carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies into clear, concise language for government, industry, technology developers, academic audiences and the public. The Specialist’s work will support the mandate of CMCRI by promoting the facilities and services offered by CMCRI, including the use CCUS technologies as a key means to reduce carbon emissions. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities and duties of the position include multi-platform content creation, social media planning and management, events and website maintenance. Reporting to CMCRI’s Communications Manager, day to day tasks of the Communications Specialist include:

  • Execute plans across social media platforms that will increase audience reach; promote the facilities, activities and achievements of CMCRI; and position CMCRI as a thought-leader and expert in the area of CCUS finance and investment, policy, and commercialization.
  • Work with a variety of communications platforms (print, social media, website, etc.) to develop and deliver professional, polished sales and marketing material.
  • Conduct research and interviews with staff, clients, researchers and other stakeholders to develop insightful, interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking pieces for CMCRI’s newsletter and media releases.
  • Assist with the development of a bi-monthly newsletter to present news of CMCRI achievements and developments as well as a fresh perspective of news from the climate and CCUS sectors. This includes monitoring and analyzing reader engagement, maintaining subscription database, sourcing and curating content, layout and editing.
  • Support development, promotion and execution of events including appearances at trade shows and CMCRI hosted conferences and workshops. Maintain website content and monitor use using Google Analytics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience using social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of causes and impacts of climate change and commitment to CMCRI’s mission to reduce carbon emissions through technology development (preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop networks and foster collaborative, productive relationships with staff and external clients and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, solve problems creatively and manage multiple assignments under deadline.
  • Ability to take a proactive role executing and completing projects.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and content management systems including WordPress and platforms such as Canva, Hootsuite, MailChimp and EventBrite.
  • Skill/experience with video development and/or podcasting.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Consistent attention to detail.
  • An interest in CMCRI’s mission, and in science and technology in general.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements of the ECO Canada Youth Employment Placement Program.

Education Required

Diploma or degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or a related and relevant discipline

To apply

Send your resume and cover letter in one PFD to admin@cmcghg.com. The subject line should read:
Last name_Comms Specialist

Application Deadline

September 27, 2019