Posted On: February 20, 2014
Media Organization: Canadian Consulate General in New York
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The Business Development Program at the Consulate General of Canada in New York runs three Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs) in the digital media, sustainable technologies and healthIT sectors. We are
looking for a dynamic, creative, collaborative person with journalism skills and social media background to lead our communications and social media engagement strategy in these sectors.
This strategy will help us deepen our engagement with the local business community in these sectors and raise our visibility with the pipeline and program funders back in Canada. We are looking for someone who is interested in working with and helping international companies expand into foreign markets abroad and to tell those stories. We want someone who can present the successes and challenges of these companies – the technology, the business models, the branding, – in meaningful stories on social media and other platforms that connect with the local business and investor communities and the pipeline and funder communities back in Canada.
You will be a strong storyteller with an eye for the business and human angle in every situation. The successful candidate will work with Canadian Trade Commissioners who recruit and bring Canadian start ups and growth scaling companies into the local market for 4 months at a time several times per year. This soft landing program is designed to accelerate the business development (i.e., finding new clients and investors) of these companies both in the US and globally.
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