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Is Emdash the place for you?


If you join Emdash, you’ll be on a team of people who want to see progressive change in the world. That means we’re flexible and look out for each other but we also push ourselves to grow and make a bigger impact.

The Perks

Lots of Flexibility

Choose your stat holidays, use flex time, get paid for pro bono work, and work remotely.

Parental Leave Top-Up

Up to 15 weeks of paid leave, topped up to 75% of your salary.

Paid Time Off

Vacation and personal time, with an additional day off for every full year of service.

Health and Dental

Coverage through Manulife for things like therapy, massages, prescriptions, and more.

Cash Benefits

Up to $1,000/year for health and wellness items, plus potential bonus opportunities.

Learning Budget

Each team member has up to $1,000/year for professional development classes and conferences.

Current Openings

We recruit passionate people who want to put their full selves into their work.

Strategist — Apply by Apr. 29, 2024


  • Send us a letter about yourself and your approach to communications, and a resume. Video or audio recordings are also welcome — send us an unlisted YouTube link (or similar).
  • Please share writing samples (links or documents) of social media content, blog posts, or anything else that gives us an idea of your writing style.
  • Send an email to hiring@emdashagency.ca with your application.



As a progressive agency, Emdash understands structural inequity and is continually working to create structures where diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated throughout our internal processes and relationships with clients. Candidates who identify as being from marginalized communities, including Indigenous peoples, people of colour, women, people with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ folks are particularly encouraged to apply.

Emdash promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from people of all genders, races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. We strive to reduce unconscious bias throughout our hiring process.

We encourage interested candidates with 60% of qualifications to apply, especially those who are BIPOC or from other marginalized communities.


The job description is outlined on this page, but we are specifically interested in those who bring the following skills to complement our team:

  • Experience with Indigenous organizations, especially those with lived experiences
  • Understanding of the nexus between social movement organizing and digital communications
  • Great attention-to-detail, with strong research and writing skills
  • Experience with campaign planning and coordination
  • Track record of supporting and collaborating with progressive campaigns


We are accepting applications until Monday, April 29, 2024 at noon EDT.
This is a remote position, based in Canada.


The Strategist is a critical part of the project team at Emdash, working on all aspects of projects and campaigns. The Strategist develops content, drafts strategy documents, liaises with and provides communications support to clients, and contributes to the strategic growth of Emdash.



  • Project Coordination: creating high-quality, creative content on a diverse range of issues
  • Client Relationship-Building: building strong relationships with clients and supporting Emdash’s reputation
  • Strategic Support: supporting creative and strategic development within Emdash projects, while staying updated on trends and current events
  • Organizational Growth: contributing to the development of Emdash as an inclusive, creative, and successful organization



  • Research and write a variety of types of products: communications and campaign strategies, press releases, advisories, social media updates, reports
  • Support clients with their media relations, social media, and other communications work
  • Participate in strategic planning for projects and campaigns
  • Identify and generate activity in relevant communication channels and nurture relationships with key influencers and stakeholders
  • Drive digital campaigns from start to finish in collaboration with the project team
  • Characterize, quantify, and present metrics, tracking and reports for PR, online marketing and social media campaigns; develop social media ad campaigns
  • Collect information, coordinate, and distribute news through a variety of platforms; support Emdash’s brand through social media, email newsletter, and website content
  • Post and maintain web content using Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress)
  • Stay on top of all things communications-related, including best practices, guidelines and trends
  • Support the B Corp values of the company through pro bono client work and utilize environmentally-sound, equity-focused internal policies for selecting vendors, booking work travel, and conducting other aspects of work
  • Play an active role in supporting the team’s business development and sales goals
  • Manage multiple competing project priorities by utilizing Emdash tools, including Asana
  • Work on developing and improving new and existing skill-sets
  • Attend and participate in regular project and all-staff meetings



  • Starting at $50,000-$60,000, commensurate to experience. Salary is negotiable within this range.
  • We offer a generous health care and time off package.
  • 15 vacation and personal days annually, plus our office is closed between December 25 and January 1
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Health and dental plan through Manulife
  • $500 annual fitness bonus
  • $500 extended health top-up
  • $1,000 annual professional development budget
  • Interest-free loan program to buy a bicycle
  • Paid pro bono time to devote to volunteer causes
  • Flexible paid time off policy (for example, you can substitute a public holiday for another one of personal significance)
  • Professional development plan with goal setting
  • Potential business development bonuses



APRIL 16, 2024

Position posted


APRIL 29 | Noon EDT

Applications due



Candidates contacted to take part in individual interviews:

  • 45 to 60-minute interview with two senior team members
  • This process will take part over Zoom


MAY 6 & 7

Interviews take place



Short-listed candidates are contacted to complete a brief written assignment. Candidates will be compensated for their time via e-transfer following the conclusion of the process.

  • Assignment will take one hour to complete
  • Candidates will be able to begin the assignment at a time of their choosing, in a window of several days provided to all candidates
  • Assignments will be anonymously reviewed by Emdash team members, with no names or identifiers included



Skills test reviewed.

Offer made to preferred candidate.



New Strategist begins at Emdash


The above timeline may be subject to change based on scheduling and discussions with candidates.

We apologize but Emdash will only be able to respond to those who will be interviewed or further assessed for the position.

Emdash provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Emdash promotes the principles of anti-oppression in everything we do — especially hiring. We encourage applications from people of all genders, races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations.

We strive to reduce unconscious bias throughout our hiring process.

Emdash provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

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