Storyteller/Writer

  • Summer
  • Remote
  • $19/hour CDN / Year
  • Mar 28, 2024

Tearfund Canada

As the Storyteller, you will be a key part of an exciting moment in Tearfund Canada’s history. You will play an important role in a growing, dynamic international non-profit and will be expected to give it your all, take initiative, and take Tearfund to new heights. Through writing and storytelling, you will tell current and prospective donors how God is transforming lives in some of the poorest places on Earth. With excellent communication skills and a creative mind, you will seek new ways to tell stories in ways that resonate with donors and churches in 2023. This will take various formats including narrative interviews, articles, blogs, scripts, among others. As part of the marketing team, you will help with the creation of content and materials for several new campaigns including the new Creation care campaign, When Helping Hurts, and Tearfund Sunday. You will be involved in a dynamic and young team and be expected to contribute individually and as a team player. As part of the internship, you will refine your skills and have a defined set of goals which will regularly be evaluated. You will have weekly meetings with your supervisor to learn where you can improve your expertise and be well positioned to meet future career goals. Overview of Activities ● Write engaging stories about the lives of the poor and how they are being transformed through the work of our partners and the local church ● Organize our content, photos, and video drive and make sure it is up-to-date ● Always be thinking of new pieces of content Tearfund can produce using the reports and materials from the field ● Writer pieces of content such as newsletters, blogs, reports, scripts, emails, etc… ● Write content for web, social media and other digital platforms that is dynamic and engaging ● Seek out and potentially write content for 3rd party publications such as The Gospel Coalition or FaithToday ● Provide feedback to other contributors and edit content ● Plan and write scripts for video content Qualifications ● Fully aligned with the vision, mission, and values of Tearfund Canada, including Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Expectations ● A passion and willingness to learn about international development and Tearfund Canada’s mission ● Pursuing or graduated with a degree or diploma in English, Creative Writing, International Development, Social Media, Communications, Advertising, or equivalent ● Strong attention to detail and excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to adopt the style, tone and voice of the organization ● A creative mind but also able to understand strategic objectives and write for a variety of audiences ● Ability to write short yet captivating stories that move donors and audiences on an emotional level ● Ability to summarize complex concepts and information in a concise, donor-centric manner, that doesn’t lose essential elements ● A team player, but also able to work independently without supervision ● Works well under pressure with tight deadlines and shifting priorities ● Creative and visual thinker. Desire to learn, try new things, problem solve Application To apply, please email us your cover letter and resume along with 2-3 examples of your work to hr@tearfund.ca. Your cover letter should include a description of: 1. Why you’re the right fit for this position 2. Your related education and experience 3. How you would integrate faith into this role

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