Job Description: Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator

Employment Type: 3-month remote contract position starting January 2021 (with possibility of extension after March 31, 2021)

Rate: Competitive contract based on experience and volume of content

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) is seeking a Social Media Coordinator and Content Creator to help us manage our online presence and take our brand to the next level. Reporting to the Manager of Marketing & Communications, this is a contract position with variable monthly hours depending on current campaigns, content requirements and the needs of the organization. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for the technology sector, entrepreneurship and business, and strong skills in writing, digital marketing, communications and social media. This person will be a team player with the ability to take direction well and have the confidence to take the initiative to complete tasks as assigned, be detail-oriented, be knowledgeable as well as be up to date with current social media and digital marketing trends.

Candidates must reside in the Kootenay region.

About KAST

Since 1998, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has led our region’s economic development through technology and innovation. We are the only non-profit tech association serving the entire Kootenay region. Our main offerings are: the Venture Acceleration Program, DER3 program, Kootenay Pitch Competition, Tech Resiliency ProgramNelson Innovation Centre and GLOWS.

Responsibilities:

  • Create content for KAST and Nelson Innovation Centre’s social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn. 
  • Create engaging and creative blog content for KAST and Nelson Innovation Centre websites.
  • Create other digital content as required.
  • Plan, create, and execute on social media campaigns for a wide range of programs and initiatives.
  • Create and manage a monthly social media & content calendar.
  • Use creative and tactical trends to drive social growth and engagement
  • Measure and report on social media and blog content based on key metrics, content and campaign performance and provide suggestions for content optimization on a monthly basis.
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva to create graphic content as required.
  • Demonstrate and communicate new concepts, ideas, technical and creative visions. 
  • Creatively and proactively engage with our audience online to drive favourable relationships and conversations.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fully-remote environment, with a working home office, computer and cell.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of  social media management experience
  • 3+ digital marketing and communications experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a content writer
  • Graphic design experience an asset but not required
  • Strong writing, copy editing and storytelling skills
  • Uses clear, concise and considerate language in written and oral communication
  • Takes direction well and works well with others
  • Self-starter who can take initiative with low supervision
  • Works calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing environment and able to troubleshoot and problem-solve in a timely manner
  • Proven attention to detail 
  • Promptly follows up/through with requests, feedback and tasks
  • Ability to report on and/or analyze outcomes 
  • Holds self to both self-imposed and external deadlines

How to Apply 

Submit a cover letter (1-page) and resume, indicating you are applying for the position of Social Media Manager & Content Creator, directly to: karen@kast.com by December 14, 2020. Interviews will take place at the beginning of January. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

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