Content Specialist

Active for Life is looking for a Content Specialist as part of our content team.

This is a remote working opportunity that provides the chance to be part of a dynamic team of passionate individuals all working from different locations in Canada.

Compensation will be based on experience.

Active for Life is not-for-profit, privately funded initiative to help parents, educators and coaches raise physical literate children. We do this by providing them (via activeforlife.com) fun activities, engaging articles and free resources to get kids active, healthy and happy.

Active for Life’s site is built on Wordpress but we also use MailChimp extensively.

Core responsibilities:

Your main priority will be to copy-edit articles within our WP platform as well as selecting imagery, taxonomy and ensuring content is error-free before publishing. You are also responsible for publishing monthly newsletters within MailChimp.

Core duties include:

  • Work and communicate with the content team on editorial pieces

  • Edit, upload and schedule posts throughout the month

  • Include SEO and metadata on all posts

  • Write SEO headlines for content pieces

  • Sourcing and editing appropriate photos for various content pieces

  • Monitor site for errors with posts and promotional materials

  • Quality Assurance/copy edit posts before being published

  • Design, create and schedule newsletters each month using MailChimp

  • Edit photos in photoshop or similar program (resize and reshape), u to fit the website as well as in MailChimp.

  • Create unique URLs for tracking purposes with newsletters, advertisements and partner sites

  • Help create and administer surveys when required

  • Data input with various software

  • Participate in weekly meetings (full team meetings alternate weeks with content team meetings).

  • Communicate with other Active for Life team members through platforms such as SLACK, Google Docs, and Trello.

Qualifications:

  • You are dedicated to the health and happiness of Canadian children and understand what is physical literacy and why it matters in our society today

  • You own a computer and have access to communication devices

  • You are self-sustaining and able to work remotely without supervision

  • You have a background in social media

  • You have demonstrated proofreading, editing skills and attention to details such as watching for writing style rules, correcting syntax, fact-checking, and catching punctuation errors

  • Working knowledge of written French an asset

Technical Skills:

  • Basic understanding of SEO

  • Intermediate knowledge of Wordpress

  • Knowledge of MailChimp, Survey Monkey, Trello, Google Docs, and HTML/CSS an asset

The estimated time commitment is 8-10 hours per week

Pay is according to experience

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $30.00 to $45.00 /hour

Language:

  • French (Preferred)

Kilah Rolle