MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is the one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS supports promising young ventures tackling key societal challenges in the Health, Energy & Environment, Work & Learning and Finance & Commerce sectors. In addition to helping startups launch, grow and scale, the MaRS community is dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration, commercialization of discoveries and driving ideas to impact.
About the MaRS Communications Team
You’ll be joining a close-knit team of talented, hard-working communications pros. We’ve been developing our growth marketing strategy, and our strong, multi-skilled team is able to produce world-class branded content campaigns with viral social media outreach. Everyone is versatile and ready to pitch in to help during busy times (always). We’re quirky (giphy contests galore), multi-faceted (we do everything from writing and photography to graphic design and videography), well-travelled (true fact: one of us has even travelled in a tornado) and very supportive.
About your role
You are a digital marketer who likes to explore new creative experiences whether on the YouTube platform or working alongside traditional media partners like VICE. In this role, you will report to the Executive Lead, Communications, and will support the team in their efforts to distribute content across MaRS and its partner platforms by experimenting with “funnel” marketing tactics. You love to leverage data and are prepared to roll up your sleeves to curate content and execute digital advertising campaigns with the singular goal of driving engagement and participation in programs and events.
What you’ll be doing
The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion for using innovation to drive positive societal and economic outcomes, as well as working with innovative people, government ministries, companies and non-profit partners to scale innovation for impact.
We are seeking:
What it’s like to work at MaRS
MaRS is a vibrant, architecturally inspiring innovation hub with 1.5 million square feet of laboratory, collaboration, and office space connected directly to the Queen’s Park subway stop at College and University. MaRS employees enjoy many perks such as:
Access to a wide array of fascinating conferences and lectures hosted by MaRS A very active social committee that organizes potlucks, “serendipity coffee” dates, the annual MaRS Summer Games, team building outings, summer golf day, and more The MaRS softball team, yoga at noon, and discounted gym memberships Indoor bike parking and showers Our mission-driven organization is filled with passionate, smart people who are finding and turning the levers that will move the economic needle of Canada’s technology-based future.
For more about what it’s like to work at MaRS and why you might want to be a part of something bigger than yourself, check out our profile on B Meaningful.
• MaRS Discovery District staff at all levels
• MaRS Communications Team
• Marketing and web design agencies
• Marketing consultants
General office environment with operating business hours of 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Applications are due by 6:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date indicated at the top of this job posting.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
MaRS Discovery District is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.