Waterkeeper is looking for a talented copywriter who is passionate about beaches, nature, swimming and other water sports. You will work with the team behind Swim Guide, a beach information service that provides daily water quality updates for 7,000 beaches.
- writing articles for the new Swim Guide “Beach Basics” series to educate beach goers about safety and environmental issues,
- helping to develop and execute social media campaigns that promote Great Lakes beaches,
- helping to update Swim Guide beach data.
This is the perfect job for someone interested in journalism or marketing who wants to help protect swimmable water and public health.
Required Skills and Experience
You should apply for this position if:
- You are interested in recreational water quality issues and passionate about protecting public health and the environment;
- You have strong internet research skills;
- You write well for a general audience, with an emphasis on writing for the web;
- You have a great work ethic and are able to accomplish tasks on time and independently.
Compensation and Hours
This full-time summer position begins immediately and ends in late August. Our funding requires that you be returning to school in September 2016 and are under the age of 30. This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs and Ontario Summer Experience programs.
(35-40 hours per week, not to exceed 458 hours).
Compensation: $15/ hour.
How To Apply:
Each application must include:
- A letter that describes why you want the Swim Guide Ambassador position. (Note: This is our favourite part of the application - we look for style, personality, spelling, grammar, and your perspective on the job description.)
- Your resumé
- Names and contact information for two references.
Please submit your application as soon as possible to:
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Re: Swim Guide Ambassador Position
The position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.
Sorry, but we can only respond to those candidates selected for an interview.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Toronto community, and to the equitable representation of women, aboriginal peoples, and members of a visible minority group.
Waterkeeper is a charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces.