We are growing, and looking for an energetic and experienced Social Media Storytelling Producer to join our team on our canoe journey in a part-time capacity.
IndigiNews is a culturally-respectful, Indigenous-led online journalism publication where Indigenous people and their accomplices report on — and primarily for — Indigenous Peoples. We are one of the few Indigenous-led journalism outlets in the world, and we endeavour to prioritize health and well-being, cultural safety and a decolonized mindset in everything that we do.
IndigiNews represents a partnership between The Discourse Community Publishing and APTN. IndigiNews is primarily based in “B.C.” with reporters in “Vancouver Island” and the “Okanagan.” IndigiNews aims to provide digital journalism driven by local Indigenous communities’ needs, while developing a business model that contributes to the long-term sustainability of independent Indigenous-centred media.
Our team is made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people committed to trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practices.
- This part time position will start immediately.
- This position is remote and can be carried out from anywhere, provided you can be available during normal working hours PST.
- This contract position is 20 hours per week, for 26 weeks, with the possibility for extension contingent on future funding.
- The hourly rate is $30, with no benefits and 4% in lieu of vacation time.
- Formal education is not required with equivalent experience
- Managing all IndigiNews social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok). This includes moderating comments and messages and publishing posts across all platforms.
- Producing market-ready multimedia content based on stories published on indiginews.com, with support and guidance from the IndigiNews team
- Design and implement a robust multimedia, multi-platform communications strategy, for internal use, that will help guide our internal and external communications, including social media, public and media relations, and marketing
- Lend expertise to future development of marketing and branding
- Experience with graphic design, photo editing and visuals would be an asset
Who we’re looking for:
- You are from an Indigenous community, understand the nuance of Indigenous protocols, and prioritize engaging respectfully with Indigenous people.
- You have an understanding of Canada’s colonial history, institutions and ongoing practices and the impacts of systemic racism on Indigenous Peoples and communities. You’re familiar with Indigenous governance systems in the areas we serve (“British Columbia”) and/or your own Nation. You understand the TRC’s call to actions for the media and you have experience producing stories that centre Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives and the issues impacting them. You will understand that as an Indigenous organization, everything we post is scrutinized and that as Indigenous people, our very existence is a political act.
- You’re passionate about sharing your culture and raising Indigenous visibility. You understand that IndigiNews is a platform for Indigenous voices and communities to be not only heard, but understood.
- You are excited by the potential of effective and strategic communications. You understand the current trends of the industry. You know how to respectfully create new connections with community members and organizations. You are savvy with a press release, and can offer insight into marketing and advertising campaigns. You have an attention to detail for consistent and cogent branding across platforms and content.
- You love producing social media content. You can create short videos with quick turnaround. You know what captions capture people’s attention to keep reading. You can create simple graphics (using platforms like Canva or equivalent) based on information produced by our Storytellers.
We care about upholding a space where Indigenous journalists feel safe, valued and heard.
We recognize that media has not been a welcoming space for many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, as well as other marginalized people including people of color, LGBTQ+ and non-binary or genderqueer people, people from working class backgrounds and women. At IndigiNews we are passionate about decolonizing journalism and we are committed to building a more equitable industry.
Because we believe these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized and equity-deseerving communities.
Please send all inquiries to [email protected].
Use the online form below to apply. Please ensure to upload your resume/CV with your application.
We encourage you to speak about your identity and experience with Indigenous people and communities, as well as your storytelling history as it relates to social media and communications.