Author: IABC Manitoba

Communications Officer, IW2 Informational Writer 2 -Elections Manitoba

Job Title: Communications Officer, IW2 Informational Writer 2; Nature of Job: Regular/full-time Location:  Winnipeg MB Advertisement Number: 33687 Salary: IW2 $55,264 – $66,290 Closing Date: January 26, 2018   Elections Manitoba is the independent office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for the free and fair conduct of all provincial elections and the regulation of political financing. The mandate of the office includes public education and information programs to make the electoral process better known to Manitobans and especially those groups most likely to experience difficulties in exercising their democratic rights.   Job Opening: Elections Manitoba is seeking a self-motivated and proactive individual to join our team as a Communications Officer. Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Public Information, the Communications Officer plays a key role in supporting the public communications activities related to the Manitoba Voter Register and other public activities of Elections Manitoba.   Qualifications: Conditions of Employment: The incumbent must be, and remain, politically non-partisan in both perception and fact Must be legally entitled to work in Canada   Essential skills/expertise: A degree or diploma in communications or communications-related field with experience working in digital communications and/or an equivalent combination of skills and experience. Strong and demonstrated written communication skills, including expertise in writing, reviewing and editing documents for diverse audiences. Experience with MS Office suite, and with using Adobe Creative Suite products (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign,...

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Member of the Month – Heather Johnson

For Member of the Month, we asked Heather Johnson, a member of IABC Manitoba and Director Communications with Canadian International Grains Institute, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers: Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: brandchannel, Holtz Communication + Technology, MarketingProfs, Brain Pickings   Q: What is your area(s) of expertise? A: Writing, project management, communication planning   Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in communications? A: Get experience and exposure in as many different industries and sectors as possible either through work or volunteer opportunities. Big companies, small organizations, not-for-profit, and for-profit environments. Throughout my now 30+ year career I’ve had the opportunity to work in and volunteer with companies and organizations that span a number of sectors and each experience has informed the next one that came along.  I am a better communicator and person as a result and I’ve worked with exceptional people along the way.   Q: What comms or marketing campaign are you the most proud of? Tell us a bit about it A: In 2008 I had the opportunity to be involved as a volunteer in an event called Spirit of Leadership.  It recognized five extraordinary women in our community whose vision for change and subsequent actions were groundbreaking in terms of community leadership, human rights, equality issues, family law and...

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Marketing Specialist – Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Stonewall, MB

Job Title:  Marketing Specialist The Opportunity: Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a uniquely talented marketing specialist; someone with a deep understanding of how brand development leads to success. For 79 years, DUC staff and supporters have worked tirelessly to conserve wetlands, water and wildlife. The successful candidate will recognize this opportunity as a career-defining moment, where their combination of experience and career goals align with the needs of a truly remarkable mission.   Application Deadline: Friday, December 29, 2017   Application info: Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration. This position will be based from our dog-friendly national headquarters at Oak Hammock Marsh (just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba) Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.   Job Description: The marketing specialist will be responsible for:  Executing strategies that directly support DUC conservation and fundraising initiatives. You will conduct, and assist in analyzing, market research to determine supporter and customer requirements, habits and trends. A keen awareness of campaign results, engagement and conversion rates will help shape future initiatives. You have expertise in content marketing for traditional, digital and social platforms. This position will play an integral role in building DUC’s supporter base and promoting the long-term growth of the company. The...

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Communications Assistant, one year term- College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

Job Title: Communications Assistant, One-Year Term, Part-time 0.5 Position Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2017 or until filled Application info: Interested parties are invited to forward their letter of application, complete with resume and salary expectations electronically (Word or PDF) and in confidence, to Mr. Glenn Hildebrand at Job Description:Reporting to the Executive Assistant to the Registrar, the Communications Assistant will play an integral member of our team. Duties for this position include: Ensuring that all general communication with members, stakeholders and the public project an image of professionalism, cooperation and collaboration, while being informative, timely and clear in the direction being provided. Supporting the Registrar and/or designate in responding to media inquiries in a timely and professional manner Responding to general email and telephone inquiries, when appropriate. Ensuring the College website is current and effective and efficient to the reader. Assisting in the preparation and publishing the College’s quarterly newsletter and bi-weekly Friday Five e-bulletin. Identifying areas for improving members and stakeholder relations through communication and consultation. Qualifications: The ideal candidate has an understanding of a regulatory environment and is a graduate of a communications program at the post-secondary level with a minimum of three years of experience in a communications position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite publishing software is required. Experience with database systems, website publishing and maintenance and social media platforms are...

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Job title: Communications Coordinator – Term Application deadline: November 24, 2017 Application info: Apply online at Link to original posting: Job Description: At Richardson International, being truly invested is at the heart of everything we do. For 160 years, Richardson has been dedicated to Canadian agriculture. Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Richardson has more than 2,600 employees across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. At Richardson, we are committed to enhancing our facilities and services and investing in our people and our communities. We currently have an opportunity for a Communications Coordinator – Term located in our Winnipeg Head Office. Reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the communications team with the overall planning, development and implementation of communication initiatives and activities. Responsibilities: Manage and maintain company’s internal and external websites, including writing, editing and posting content Plan, write and edit quarterly internal and external newsletters Create marketing materials including brochures, programs, advertising, and other promotional items Respond to and support communication requests and inquiries Provide communications support to various divisions; reviewing materials for consistency and adherence to brand standards and logo guidelines Liaise, manage, and communicate with third party vendors and suppliers Administrative duties include paying invoices, expenses, ordering supplies and administering and managing...

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