Marketing Coordinator (Volunteer)

Schedule: Part Time
Length of Contract: Permanent
Position Type: Volunteer
Work Location: Flexible
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Marketing & Promotions / Event



Slant Reading Series is dedicated to celebrating prose and poetry that engages with social issues. Our mandate is to combine the variety and vibrancy of Canadian literature with the grassroots initiatives of charities and non-profits. For every event, we coordinate with a local social justice organization, spreading their message and supporting their mandate, in order to emphasize the necessary relationship between art and activism. This connection allows us to achieve our goal: to highlight the many ways in which Canadians are engaging with social issues through writing, and to provide a platform for diverse, often underrepresented voices.

We’re looking to build a small team of volunteers to support the series as we launch the 2019 season. If you’re dedicated to social justice, interested in the Toronto literary scene, and want to make a difference, consider applying for the Marketing Coordinator volunteer position.



  • Support Slant Reading Series team by developing a Marketing and Communications plan, including creative requirements and deadlines
  • Coordinate marketing strategies with partnering non-profit organizations
  • Lead the engagement efforts on all events according to coordinated marketing strategy
  • Promote content and maintain Slant’s online presence across all digital channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Create and maintain a community contacts database
  • Create, send, and measure efficacy of e-blasts to community database
  • Conceptualize and design marketing and promotional assets,( i.e. email marketing templates, social media posts, advertisements, posters, etc.)
  • Maintain awareness about new marketing opportunities and ways to reach communities beyond current target audiences
  • Support bi-monthly events as needed
  • Participation in bi-monthly Slant events and regular team meetings will be required



  • 1 – 2 years of event marketing experience or relevant work experience
  • Experience in digital marketing (email, website, e-commerce, social media, campaign reporting)
  • Familiarity  with web management software
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Demonstrated experience with social media and web analytic tools
  • Experience in graphic design or related discipline
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to manage a variable workload
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets)
  • Impeccable oral and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for social justice and/or Canadian literature would be an important asset
  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or similar degree an asset


Key Attributes

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills
  • Comfortable with technology, fast learner
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly motivated and dependable
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Works well on solo projects as well as in groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Friendly, creative, and dependable team player with a positive attitude


Slant Reading Series is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. We hire without regard to religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Applications and queries will be kept confidential. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.