Website Content Editor – – Toronto

This position will involve a combination of research, writing, content curation and management for our WordPress website and social media channels. is comprised primarily of volunteers who work collaboratively across different working groups and networks with other organizations. As such, the role of Website & Content Editor will require some Zoom meetings and email coordination with volunteers situated across Toronto and the GTA.
While the work of the Website & Content Editor can be done remotely, the vast majority of people involved with are located in the Toronto and GTA regions (EST time zone). As face-to-face meetings are anticipated, but not a requirement, preference will be given to applicants from the Greater Toronto Area including the City of Hamilton.
COVID-19 considerations: All members of our team are double or triple vaccinated.

Areas of Responsibility
This position will include a combination of weekly and project-based work as described below:
assist in the daily operation of the content curation processes and tools
identification of prospective posts and commentaries from more than 60 potential media and public interest organizations
creation of draft posts and blogs related to particular topic areas as assigned
posting of final content onto the website once approved by the Editorial Committee
managing the content workflow through a quarterly content creation and scheduling tool
managing changes to our distribution and subscription lists using Mailchimp
assist with acquiring and engaging followers across social media channels (Twitter and Facebook)
assist with queries and information requests from our subscriber base and online communities
managing the identification and scheduling of content on our Twitter and Facebook pages
weekly review of issues related to SEO optimization, including Google analytics and broken links
Project-based Work
expand the collection of publicly available images and graphics in our media library
assist in efforts to improve our tagging and topic cluster hierarchy to enhance search optimization
research the simplest ways to incorporate video streams and podcasts as part of the website including expansion of our current video playlist
take the lead in developing an editorial style guide based on industry best practices
This opportunity will also include a learning plan designed to support skill development in a number of key areas including content curation, digital media skills, communication and teamwork. The plan will be developed in collaboration with the successful applicant.

Skills and Education Required
This position requires the following skills and capabilities:
post-secondary education in web development, online communications and/or editing content
past experience working with WordPress
experience with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite or Affinity Suite
experience in developing, editing and formatting online communications
ability to develop social media posts through Twitter and Facebook
experience in managing or supporting administration of a website
familiarity with social and environmental justice issues, and knowledge of one or more social policy concerns such as child care, elder care, health and wellness, housing, employment or livable incomes
ability to work both independently and as part of a team
excellent oral and written communication skills
ability to distill complex information
experience with scheduling web content workflow an asset
well developed problem solving and analytical skills
understanding of Goggle Analytics, WebTrends, SEO, and other site engagement tools
strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks in meeting deadlines

Additional Skills Considered an Asset
Prior experience in digital marketing campaigns
Knowledge of web design and experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels
Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
Please note the eligibility criteria for applicants:
Be between the ages of 15 and 30, inclusive, at the start of the internship
Be a current post-secondary student or recent graduate (i.e., has completed or entering the final year of a diploma or degree following secondary education) at the start of the internship
Not be in receipt of EI during the course of the work placement
Be legally entitled to work in Canada as a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status, at the start of the internship
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. is a project of the Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) designed to explore social commons perspectives in supporting social, economic and environmental justice. Our website was launched in fall 2021. We have created a set of Five Pillars to guide the selection of content and shape conversations on the website. These are:

Inclusive, Equitable Communities: Safeguarding Human Rights and Ensuring Equitable Access
Social Rights and Protections: Decent Work, Income, Housing and Health for All
A Human Needs Economy: Local Economies Organized Around People and Communities
Deepening Democracy: Strengthening Democracy and Civil Society, and
Sustainable Eco-Systems: Regional Economies Living in Harmony with Nature
Expressions of interest should be forwarded to:
Project Director,
Subject: Website Content Editor