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Storyteller

Communications Functional Team — Internal Communications

Accountable to:

  • Volunteer – Internal Communications Commissioner  
  • Staff – Program Communications Associate

Term:

  • Appointed every two years by the Internal Communications leadership team in consultation with the Communications Commissioner and Director of Communications.

Time required:

  • 2 hours per week. 

Scope of position:

Acts as a member of the Communications Functional Team – Internal Communications, supporting the Internal Communications Commissioner and Program Communications Associate of Scouts Canada in delivering consistently on our brand promise and the associated national communications priorities. Along with the Creative Services, External Communications, Recruitment Campaign and Translation Network streams within the Communications Functional Team, the Internal Communications stream will contribute to leading the design, implementation and continuous improvement for standardized, integrated and consistent communications for Scouts Canada. 

SUMMARY

Working closely with the Internal Communications stream and Communications Functional Team, the Storytellers—of which there will be three—are self-motivated writers responsible for sourcing local Scouting stories and creating engaging feature content.

This role requires frequent collaboration with staff and volunteers, as well as strong networking skills with local Scouting communities to remain informed of upcoming storytelling opportunities.

Storytellers also have the exciting opportunity to mentor a participant of Scouts Canada’s Youth Spokesperson Program (YSP). YSPs have the option to develop their professional skills under the guidance of Storytellers, while also contributing their time and skills to support Storytellers’ responsibilities.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES 

  • Network with Councils and Groups to source and develop content that demonstrates Scouting impact locally, including major events
  • Source & develop content and topics for internal communications channels like ScoutingLife.ca & newsletters
  • Review and edit copy for editorial approval, and again based on editorial feedback
  • Adhere to Scouts Canada's Code of Conduct and Scout Law when conducting interviews to create stories
  • Work closely with Editorial Advisor and Newsletter Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Accurate fact-checking and proofreading skills
  • Superb writing, communication and networking skills, along with an aptitude to effectively compile sourced information
  • Strong knowledge of Scouts Canada’s organizational values and programming considered an asset
  • Professional or academic experience in journalism, communications, English literature or related fields considered an asset.

Candidates must have:

  • While this role is open to non-Scouts Canada members, the individual must sign our Code of Conduct and may only collaborate with youth under the supervision of two Scouters. This ensures that, at all times, our youth members can enjoy the benefits of Scouting with safety as a priority. Click here for more information.

 

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