Digital Media Assistant (trainee)

Contract Full Time @Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund in Advertising , in Paid Training
  • GTA including Durham, York, Peel and Halton (Remote) View on Map
  • Post Date : February 1, 2024
  • Apply Before : March 31, 2024
  • Salary: CA$20.00 - CA$25.00 / Hourly
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  • Job ID 31851

Job Description

Start Date:                   April 1, 2024

Position:                      Digital Media Assistant

Location:                      GTA including Durham, York, Peel and Halton (Remote)

Job Status:                  Full-time, contract

Hours of Work:           35 – 40

Salary:                          $20 – $25/hr based on experience



As part of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) team, the Digital Media Assistant provides support to the Marketing & Communications Department and is responsible for performing various functions. The Digital Media Assistant will provide administrative and operational support and assist with the coordination and execution of the marketing and communication activities of DWF.

Reporting to the Digital Media Associate, the successful candidate will be responsible for helping in an administrative and operational capacity across all aspects of DWF.

As DWF continues to rapidly grow and expand, a willingness to be nimble, flexible, and to accommodate ongoing change is essential.


  • Assist in the implementation of a new photo and video database for DWF’s digital
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create engaging content for various marketing channels.
  • Assist with graphic design tasks such as creating visuals for social media, website, events, and email campaigns.
  • Produce engaging website content in support of charity marketing initiatives, writing copy and sourcing imagery that communicates the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund’s brand to encourage website views.
  • Review DWF’s library of videos and create short vertical videos that can be used on social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with other team members to support website content
  • Drive traffic to the website by ensuring content is built and tagged consistently with SEO techniques and best practices while upholding the editorial standards of the DWF
  • Assist with DWF’s email marketing program (newsletter and donor emails) including copywriting, graphic design, and project management.
  • Assist with email list management in
  • Monitor open and click-through rates, optimizing email campaigns as
  • Support DWF’s social media strategy by scheduling posts, researching tags and handles, monitoring engagement, responding to inquiries, and analyzing metrics.
  • Assist in the implementation of DWF’s social content calendar across platforms, including but not limited to content ideation (both internally and externally), drafting content, and scheduling posts.
  • Take responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness, and implementation of cultural teachings and organizational practices.
  • Support and work towards the overall vision and mission of DWF
  • Ability to work as a team member and within the organization framework including staff meetings, professional development opportunities, team building, and self-care.
  • Carry out other duties which may be necessary from time to time, as required


  • Must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in marketing / communications or experience in a marketing / communications position is considered an asset
  • Discretionary skills to manage confidential information
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational/time management skills with an ability to manage multiple demands, meet deadlines, take initiative, and work as a member of a team
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and communities is preferred and knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions is preferred
  • Experience working with a donor database is considered an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and SharePoint), internet, social media platforms, and general office equipment
  • Current Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening is required



Please submit a cover letter and resume to Marla Taylor, Digital Media Associate via email at Please use this email subject line: Digital Media Assistant – Confidential – YOUR NAME.


Please note, candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. Potential candidates must be First Nations, Inuit or Métis and reside within the GTA. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview. A Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector (if applicable) will be required at the time of offer of employment. To learn more about DWF, visit


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