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Job posting: PEN Canada Social Media Coordinator

November 26, 2022


Title: Social Media Coordinator
Location: Toronto/GTA
Type: Hybrid Position: Part-Time
Term: January to June 2023| 3-month probation
Reports To: Executive Director & Office Manager Rate: $20/hour
Hours: 24 hours/week
Posted: November 2022
Closes: November 26, 2022
Start Date: TBC/January 2023


PEN Canada is looking for a highly organized, experienced part-time Social Media Coordinator with strong writing skills, working knowledge of the modern literary world, and a passion for current issues in free expression, globally.

The Social Media Coordinator liaises with our staff, board and community partners to create timely communications across all online platforms. The coordinator will manage PEN Canada’s social media platforms, e-newsletter, and current website. Expertise in Twitter, IG, FB/Meta, LinkedIn, YouTube, MailChimp and WordPress is essential.

This vital role is supervised by our Communications Chair, in consultation with the Executive Director, Office Manager and at times, works directly with our programming community partners on joint campaign efforts.


–Working in collaboration with the team above, you create & administer routine and time-sensitive online content (graphics, post-text, etc)

–Observe and Protect in-house and stakeholders’ timelines for content release

–Design, produce, and publish a steady & varied menu of dynamic content consistently

–Track and consult with the team on stakeholders’ content of relevance to PEN’s work

–Communicate professionally and promptly with the team

–With team consultation, report on and manage all online public/private messages promptly, pursuant to PEN’s mission and values

–Engage, Respond and Elevate Members & Stakeholders’ Online Content as advised

–Formalize a standing Public Communications Calendar for the team

–Draft Policy Protocols for time-sensitive/urgent/unscheduled content

–Maintain all online assets for currency and archiving

–Monitor and Report on key Analytics and Online Performance Targets, as required

–Attend a weekly Staff Meeting

–Attend/Provide Live-Online Engagement Reporting for Member Events, as available

–Collaborate with additional media teams as required

–Additional duties pending mutual agreement


–Degree or diploma in Communications, Marketing, PR, and/or Project Management

–Degree or studies in Literature, Media Studies, Graphic Arts

–Minimum 2 years experience in Arts/Nonprofit Communications (includes freelance)

–Minimum 2 years experience in nonprofit Online Engagement and Graphics Design

–Excellent verbal and written skills in Canadian English, additional languages a plus

–Detail-oriented; excellent proofing and quality-control skills

–Can provide an online portfolio of sample work for review

–Experienced user in: Canva, iStock, MailChimp, WordPress, Twitter, IG/Meta/FB Pages, LinkedIn, LinkTree, Buffer or similar content aggregate

–Experienced with cross-consultation/diverse teams & advisors with constantly evolving task lists

–Willing to provide time-sensitive responses and collaboration on urgent issues

–Willing at times to protect your hours for occasional evenings/weekends/Events

–Confident in setting and communicating respectful boundaries for agreed hours

–At least two professional references


–Passionate learner, who loves to read and edit existing materials

–Keen to help make complex issues and subject matter more visible and accessible to a wide and diverse audience

–Willing and able to undertake self-directed work

–Curious about and excited to engage with sector professionals, writers, academics, and journalists on a variety of points of view and lived experiences


Applicants may submit a résumé and a link to an online portfolio, and references (at least 2 work-related) by email to:


PEN Canada is a nonpartisan charity that celebrates literature, defends freedom of expression and helps exiled writers to establish new lives in Canada. PEN Canada believes that literature is the shared inheritance of all humanity and opposes all forms of marginalization and discrimination.

PEN Canada embraces cultural diversity and inclusion and it will actively endeavour to embody these values.

All PEN Canada members are invited to engage with, debate, and contribute to its programmes, policies and activities. PEN further seeks full participation from and respectful engagement with groups that have traditionally been marginalized and oppressed.

PEN Canada is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination. PEN Canada endeavours to treat all members, staff, programming partners and volunteers with courtesy and respect. Any decisions that affect employment or career development shall be made solely on an individual’s ability to do the job required.

PEN Canada’s communications, both internal and public, will endeavour to reflect its commitment to inclusivity. PEN Canada endeavours to adopt all measures within its power to reasonably accommodate disadvantaged minorities and to make its public events and office as accessible as possible.

PEN Canada will periodically review this policy and make any adjustments necessary to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices.

PEN Canada acknowledges that we share the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. We recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit people, and are grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on this territory in a journey towards truth and reconciliation.



November 26, 2022
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