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Job Opportunity: Operations and Development Assistant, The Tyee, Vancouver

The Tyee. News. Culture. Solutions.The Tyee is a small and scrappy team of writers, editors, and entrepreneurial thinkers. We are looking to add a new person to our Vancouver office to keep our office humming like a well-oiled machine and help out with things like events and crowdfunding campaigns. We’re not big on bureaucracy, but we know that being effective is helped by having our administrative $%^& together. To that end, we have an opening for a full-time operations and development assistant, ideally beginning in January 2019.

You will report to publisher Jeanette Ageson. This is a great role for someone who wants to learn about crowdfunding campaigns, event production, and the business side of independent media.

Duties include:

  • General office management for our small Vancouver office (picking up mail, keeping office supplies stocked, leaving passive-aggressive notes in the kitchen about cleaning up)
  • Document filing and system management
  • Under direction of the publisher, help with developing staff policies and procedures documents
  • Responding to supporters’ needs and queries by email and phone
  • Assisting in event organizing and execution (ordering catering, booking venues, that kind of thing)
  • Assisting in The Tyee crowdfunding campaigns (sending out swag, working with our email database to make lists)
  • Assist in compiling reports (financial, sales, etc) to help keep the business office on track
  • Assorted administrative tasks

Requirements (the right candidate ticks these boxes):

  • Love of The Tyee and independent media
  • Strong writing and verbal skills, with a keen eye for details
  • Experience with setting up systems and maintaining them
  • Ability to take on new challenges, and use creativity to solve problems
  • Time management skills, including the ability to keep to tight deadlines

Bonus skills (great to have, but not necessary):

  • Some project management skills (what does it take to bring something from idea to execution)?
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel
  • Event organizing experience
  • Experience working with email campaign software
  • Basic graphic design capabilities

Position is full time (40 hours/week), Vancouver-based. Compensation is $45,000/year, with extended benefits after a six-month probationary period. Employees start out with three weeks’ paid vacation, plus paid time off during a yearly office shutdown between Christmas and New Years’ Day.

Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity to Please put Operations and Development Assistant in the subject line. The deadline for applications is midnight Pacific Time on Monday, December 10.

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal people, members of a visible minority and people with a disability.

If you’re creative, hard-working and love independent media, we’d love to meet you.

The Tyee | 503 – 470 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5 | | 604-689-7489