[Jobs] Web Manager at OpenMedia.ca

Do you have drupal development and project management skills? OpenMedia.ca, one of Canada’s fastest growing and innovating campaigning organizations needs you!

Web Manager


We’re currently seeking a Web Manager to help us be more innovative and leading edge with our technology. We have one of the biggest lists of supporters in Canada, and have begun expanding internationally through our new online hub at OpenMediaNow.net and our campaign to preserve Internet freedom globally at StopTheTrap.net. At this crucial point in our development, we’re seeking the right person to help us engage supporters with sophisticated online tools and an enthusiastic and inspired approach to online campaigns.

Position Description

The Web Manager will work with our Communications Manager, our Executive Director, and volunteer developers to develop and deploy online tools, maintain and improve OpenMedia’s online presence, and liaise with hosts to implement performance optimizations.

The Web Manager is primarily responsible for Drupal development projects, and helping to maximize the effectiveness of our digital environments in order to engage our supporters in safeguarding the open and affordable Internet.


  • Looking holistically at OpenMedia’s online presence and developing strategies to maximize its effectiveness.
  • Managing and executing web development projects.
  • Being our liaison to the developer world and activate our community of talented volunteers.
  • Website testing, bug fixing & optimization.
  • Providing effort estimates; communicating the progress of projects.


  • Experience with Drupal, including a solid understanding of the framework, design and implementation of modules and general site maintenance, coding best-practices, resources and the Drupal community.
  • Some experience developing software in PHP.
  • Experience with jQuery/Javascript & AJAX techniques.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment as part of a team or alone; ability to respond rapidly to technical issues, where applicable.
  • Aptitude for online campaigning and understanding of the requirements of a networked not-for-profit.
  • Must have own laptop and software licenses.


  • Passion for the open Internet and Internet freedom issues.
  • Experience custom coding in Drupal or other CMSes.
  • Experience with web development collaboration and volunteer management.
  • Experience with MySQL database development.
  • Fluent in HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Experience with cross-site integration using JSON/JSONP & XML.
  • Understanding of the LAMP technology stack.
  • General understanding of best practices for web-based architecture and design.

Part-time or full-time (minimum 25 hours/week), $3000-4000/month, based on experience. One-year contract with three-month probationary period. Possibility of promotion and bonus based on performance.

Please send your resume and any portfolio links you’d like to include to lindsey@openmedia.ca by October 19th. Do not include an attached cover letter, simply include a few lines about your passion for this work in the body of the email.

CBC’s Legacy: Past, Present, Future

Reimagine CBC poster

Net Tuesday is proud to be a media sponsor for this event put on by our pals at Gen Y  Media Project, LeadNow.ca  and OpenMedia.ca
The best way for the CBC to thrive is to build a community of supporters who have a true sense of ownership over the organization. To this end, as part of a national campaign led by media advocacy groups, Gen Why Media is bringing together seasoned professionals, up-and-coming CBC talent, outside experts, media innovators, and citizens in a celebratory event that will add new energy to the CBC and help articulate a fresh vision for public media.DATE: May 7th, 2012 | 7pm–10pmVENUE: The Vogue Theatre


Event details: 

• Opening Performance: Percussion drumming representing the variety of cultures that highlight Canada’s diverse talent, cultural innovation and artistic excellence.

• Storytelling: three cultural creators tell stories about how the CBC has been pivotal to their lives, careers and understanding of their country. Stories from: John MacLachlan Gray, Ivan Coyote and Christine McAvoy.

• Visioning (6-minute visual presentations): As the CBC reflects on and celebrates its 75-year history, how do we imagine it’s future? How will the CBC grow over the next 75 years? What areas for growth, change, transformation, and innovation could it pursue? What ideas or models could inspire its next generation of work? Visions from: Wade Davis, Kathleen Cross, Sean Devlin, Steve Pratt, Jarrett Martineau and Nettie Wild.

• Closing Performance: Local Super Group of indie musicians. Performances by: Dan Mangan, Aidan Knight, Hannah Epperson and Zachery Gray.

Learn more about the campaign here: www.reimaginecbc.ca

OpenMedia.ca: Vancouver premiere screening of “Article 12: Waking Up in a Surveillance Society”

Net Tuesday has been the sponsor of previous OpenMedia.ca events. This sounds like another great one. I’ recommend that you attend on Thursday, September 15.



Is our Digital Future In Jeopardy?
Check out the Vancouver premiere screening of “Article 12: Waking Up in a Surveillance Society”

As you probably know, the government is about to ram through legislation that will force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to “authorities” without a warrant. (details of this situation can be found at:http://stopspying.ca/). Join us in watching this new documentary about the state of invasive and expensive digital surveillance and stick around to talk about the pressing Canadian context with a panel of experts.

MORE DETAILS: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127118750720442

DISCOUNTED ONLINE TICKETShttp://mddarticle12screening.eventbrite.com/

*Entry is FREE for OpenMedia.ca monthly donors. If you haven’t joined yet you can do so here: http://openmedia.ca/sustainer


  • Micheal VonnBC Civil Liberties Association
  • Vincent GogolekExecutive Director, BC Freedom of information and Privacy
  • Kate Milberryfounder of Geeks and Global Justice (geeksandglobaljustice.com/)
  • Dr. Michael MarkwickSchool of Communication, SFU

*Stop online spying in Canada by signing the petition at http://stopspying.ca/

//SPONSORS + Partners//

  • W2 Community Media Arts Society
  • MEDIA Democracy Day Vancouver
  • rabble.ca
  • OpenFile Vancouver
  • The Tyee
  • JUNCO Films
DOXA International Film Fest