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January 31st, 2023

Communications Officer

Job Summary

Canada’s New Democrats are searching for a digital-first writer who is eager to contribute to the success of Jagmeet Singh and the NDP. Are you a highly motivated individual that shares the values and goals of the New Democratic Party? Do you have experience writing for digital platforms and moving people to action? Do you want to craft content that persuades, motivates, and mobilizes voters to help win elections? Join us and be a valued member of our digital team!

Job Duties & Details

  • Craft written products and content as directed, including email copy, web copy, SMS copy, ad copy, fundraising, and member communications
  • Develop and apply distinct tones of voice throughout content
  • Collaborate with other content specialists and departments to conceptualize, execute, and produce compelling and impactful content to reach target audiences
  • Develop and lead digital trainings for staff and EDAs on writing best practices for digital content
  • Working with the digital and communications teams to identify key moments and opportunities for fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and digital outreach and propose content strategies to achieve those goals
  • Review, edit, and provide advice on written content, including concepts, themes, and messaging, across departments
  • Move products and content assignments through to completion, ensuring appropriate reviews and revisions prior to publication
  • Monitor key performance indicators and adapt content strategy accordingly
  • Ensure written products conform to the Message Guide; assist in the development of a Message Guide as needed
  • Research and stay current on digital content best practices
  • Undertake other writing projects as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required skills & Experience

  • Worked at least one election campaign in a writing position with a digital or communications team (or equivalent, relevant experience)
  • Experience with social media copy and content in a professional environment
  • Proven experience developing and writing in distinct tones of voice
  • A knack for or specialty in longer-form content, particularly email, web, and correspondence
  • Keen understanding of writing for different audiences and outcomes
  • Experience with digital fundraising and online ladders of engagement
  • Excellent organization and communication skills; able to work collaboratively with others to move written products from concept, draft, review, and revision through to completion
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about social issues and/or Canada’s NDP
  • Ability to work in a high-paced, high-pressure work environment in which attention to detail is paramount.
  • Spoken and written French is considered an asset.

The NDP is an equal opportunity employer. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an


Office Based in Ottawa, Ontario // Open to Remote work within Canada

Starting date



Permanent, Full-Time


Starting rate of pay is $60,297.15 plus 8% pension, generous Health & Dental
Benefits. Annual Cost-of-Living increase and automatic raises every 6 months
for the first 4 years of employment (as per Collective Agreement with COPE


Friday February 17th 2023, at midnight

All interviews will be done via Zoom.

Send resume and cover letter to

Attn: Jesse Calvert, Deputy National Director c/o Jasmine Labelle at