January 12th, 2018

NDP Parliamentary Leader’s Office / NDP Research Office - Communications Officer (Social Media and Content Creator) – Permanent, Full-Time Position


NDP Parliamentary Leader’s Office / NDP Research Office


Parliamentary Office, Ottawa, Ontario


  • Develop original content for a wide variety of social media platforms
  • Produce engaging visual content for web based communications products
  • Ensure written materials follow strict messaging and branding guidelines
  • Vary language, tone and level of message based on the nature and community of each social media platform
  • Prepare online content material for the day-to-day needs of the Parliamentary Leader and Caucus
  • Liaise with NDP researchers, communications staff, and legislative assistants to ensure consistency in approaches
  • Assist with support and training of MP staff
  • Work collaboratively to advance the NDP caucus parliamentary goals and agenda
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Relevant work experience in social media community management and web based communications
  • Experience creating video content and motion graphics for social media campaigns
  • Experience in generating reports on various social media metrics and using analytics
  • Familiarity with and in-depth knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms
  • Comfortable learning new software, platforms and websites
  • Demonstrated experience using digital platforms for paid advertising
  • Able to ensure the quality of their own work, thoroughly and rigorously with strong attention to details
  • Demonstrated strategic political judgment and existing knowledge of contemporary Canadian politics and current affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work productively under pressure, and handle competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and manage projects independently
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingualism is required

Annual salary


(salary levels subject to clauses 12 and 21 of the collective agreement)

Closing date

January 18, 2018 (Midnight)

Starting date

As soon as possible

Send application to

Hiring Committee, NDP Caucus Services
202 Sparks St, Suite 217, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6
or: NDPHR@parl.gc.ca

(Office and position applied for must be indicated in subject line if e-mailing application.)


A collective agreement is in effect between UFCW (Local 232) and the New Democratic Party Members of Parliament. All applications will be received and held in confidence.

The NDP and NDP MPs are employment equity employers. Women, persons of colour, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons are encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.