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Job Description

Are you an insatiable reader? Are you constantly staying on top of current events? Do you have experience working with digital content? Are you fluent in both English and French? Meltwater is seeking a committed and detail-oriented individual with a passion for news and business information to fill this part-time contractor position. You would produce time-sensitive electronic Executive Summary newsletters in the mornings from Monday to Friday using the monitoring and publishing tools provided by Meltwater, along with your superior knowledge of web-based and social media information search and retrieval.

What are Executive Summaries?

Executive Summary newsletters are Meltwater’s solution for providing clients with relevant news and business intelligence, curated and delivered daily by Meltwater’s Media Monitoring Specialists, working as part of the Global Delivery Services team.

Our service includes dependable, same-day delivery of Canadian, American, and International news, filtered through a sophisticated human-engineered keyword process that ensures clients get only the stories they need, saving them both time and money. We serve clients in many languages, and currently looking for candidates that speak English and French fluently.

Candidates with an educational background in public relations, journalism, English, publishing, advertising, communications, library and information studies, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Enthusiastic and voracious reader

• Familiarity with the Canadian/American news media landscape

• Experience working with digital content

• Excellent computer and online research skills, including social media and RSS feeds

• Superior English and French communication skills

• Strong comprehension, writing, and summarization skills

• Strong attention to detail & ability to read instructions and follow directions

• Self-direction to work from home

• Available for a 5AM (EST) start

• Experience with Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive considered an asset

• Access to a computer (PC), Microsoft Word, Acrobat, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Skype (with webcam & microphone), and reliable internet connection

• Early morning availability, available for approx. 25 hours per week, and ability to provide at least a six month commitment

Position: Part-time, Contractor, Remote, minimum 6 month commitment, paid hourly

Hours of Work: Daily Monday to Friday*, 5 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST (varies)

Hourly rate: $18/hr

*Ability to work weekends and holidays preferred

Start date: rolling interviews will be conducted, immediate availability preferred

Interested candidates should submit a current resume to Alexandra Zampino [email protected] with the subject line “Media Monitoring Specialist.”

Skills & Requirements

Ideally, you are:

  • A morning person
  • Seeking part-time work, potentially available for afternoon/weekend/holiday work
  • Willing to work entirely remotely with your own computer and internet connection
  • Familiar with the Canadian news media landscape
  • Good computer skills
  • Familiar with using Google Drive
  • Good Communication skills
  • Superior English writing skills
  • Experience with media monitoring
  • Reliable
  • French Speaking (Fluent speaking/reading/writing)

Contact Person
Alexandra Zampino

About the company

Why Meltwater?

Meltwater has gone from humble beginnings in Oslo, Norway in 2001 to the global leader in media intelligence with 30,000 global clients today. We provide solutions to help modern PR, communication, and marketing professionals better understand their current media landscape, both in the news & social media.

For almost 20 years, Meltwater has maintained a very unique culture based on a foundation and belief in people and the potential they possess, regardless of experience. Our motto? When you have the right people in the right working environment, great things happen. There are 2,000 members of the Meltwater family residing in 55 offices across 25 countries around the world. No matter what office you’re in, you’ll be surrounded by the best colleagues you’ve ever had.

Meltwater employees embody the work-hard, play-hard spirit through our 3 core values- Moro (fun), Enere (number one) and Respect (Respect). These founding principles stem from our Norweigan roots and are why Meltwater has been named a Great Place to Work in several markets across the globe. We have high energy, open concept offices that focus on teamwork and collaboration. We ensure our employees have easy access to management and learn quickly from those around them.

At Meltwater, the average isn’t good enough. Our goal is to build a groundbreaking company supported by a thriving culture in which our people aspire to exceed their personal expectations. We only promote our sales leadership team from within the company, and our goal is to facilitate your long-term professional growth.

Our work is fun, challenging and rewarding, and we’re looking for driven individuals, passionate about learning business by doing it.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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