Media Outreach Coordinator

This is an opportunity to connect with media, reporters, and journalists across BC, while working on the biggest human rights issue facing the province today.

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What is the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society was founded by families who have lost a loved one to wrongful death in response to the biggest human rights issue facing the province today. Our goal is to modernize British Columbia’s antiquated wrongful death legislation, which predates confederation (1846). BC is presently the last of all the provinces, including the Yukon, yet to have undertaken this critical legislative modernization to allow for dignity, value, and protections for all its citizens under the law. Entirely volunteer-run non-profit, the Society has rallied the public to submit over 12,000 petition signatures as of March 2021 to our elected officials and has been featured on Global News, CTV, CBC, CKNW, and many more media outlets. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and mentorship by leaders in the legal advocacy and human rights community.

The Media Outreach Coordinator Duties

We are looking for candidate(s) to join our volunteer team, specifically to undertake the following:

#1 Coordinating contact with bereaved families and their local media to tell their story with the wrongful death legislative reform perspective.

#2 Outreach to local radio, television, print, and web media to be able to have the President of the Society interviewed on wrongful death with regards to family stories.

#3 Following up with local media and updating reporters/journalists with where the campaign is presently at, and to ascertain further reporting/publishing opportunities.

The Type of Person We’re Looking for

#1 Either a student studying marketing, communications and/or public relations, OR someone in this career field looking to expand their portfolio of experience.

#2 Ambitious, hard working, with excellent communication skills who is excited about helping change the future of the province.

#3 Someone who’s technologically proficient and is keen to learn new skills involving utilizing a Customer Relationship Management, specifically Hubspot CRM.

#4 Results oriented – someone who’s excited by the opportunity of being able to say they for example; worked with 100+ journalists, coordinated 100+ media interviews, had 100+ stories featured in media, reached over 1,000,000+ British Columbians, which ultimately lead to BC’s legislation being modernized. We want you to be able to note the results you achieved in your portfolio of career experience.

Time Investment

This is a part-time, unpaid volunteer position for which we are seeking a time investment of ideally 8 hours per week. This is a remote position.

Interested? Here’s How to Get in Touch

Please fill out and submit the form below along with your resume.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you and the potential opportunity of working together.

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society Team

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