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Administrative Project Coordinator

Operations – Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Operations
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $20/hour

Administrative Project Coordinator

Help shape the future of Canadian media, working alongside the team a Canada’s National Observer building revenue through subscriptions and fundraising at Observer Media Group. For more than a decade, Observer Media Group has led the digital re-invention of Canadian media, driven the national conversation on energy and climate change, and made history as the first all-digital publication to win a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award citation. And our Election Integrity Reporting Project has placed us at the centre of Canada’s battle against online misinformation and electoral manipulation.

We seek a detailed-oriented communicator to help support our next phase of groundbreaking journalism and organizational growth. You’re the right person for the job if you care about climate change, the environment, and human rights.

This position is based in Vancouver.

What you will do

You pride yourself in your attention to detail.

You are organized, efficient, and very good with Excel, Office Suite, Google Suite and CRM.

You will track timelines and help ensure deadlines are met.

You will assist in customer relations and subscription management.

You will assist with data entry.

You must be flexible and enthusiastic about helping where needed.

Who you are

You are the right person for this job if you are a passionate, insightful, super-organized and tech-savvy person who loves providing structure and can produce clear, accurate, accessible reports, using spreadsheets and Google docs.

This role is a good fit for someone who likes to work collaboratively, but can work independently to complete projects you own.

You must have completed university to apply.

You’ll find this position particularly fulfilling if you share the Observer’s commitment to rigorous coverage of climate and social justice issues, combating misinformation, and developing innovative ways of delivering high-quality journalism online.

How to apply

We will accept applications for this position until September 30, 2019, with the intention of filling the position no later than October 15th; we will begin reviewing applications as we receive them, so please submit yours as soon as possible.

This is a full time position and you must be Vancouver-based.

To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter through our online application portal. Your cover letter should specifically address:

Why this role appeals to you

Your experience and major accomplishments.

Your approach to keeping things organized.

What you are passionate about.

Please be advised that we can only contact candidates we wish to interview, but we thank everyone for their interest in working with the team at Observer Media Group.


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