Author: IABC Manitoba

Meet Alana: IABC Manitoba, Director, Student Liaison

Alana Trachenko: Director, Student Liaison A journalist for about four years at The Metro and a handful of other local papers, Alana, continues to grow and expand her skillset in Communications. She’s also had the chance to be an editor at a few places, including Winnipeg magazine, ‘Geez’. “I really like working with other writers and polishing things up to a final, perfect piece” she says. Now Alana is a student of University of Winnipeg, PACE program pursuing a post-degree diploma in Public Relations and director, Student Liaison, with IABC Manitoba. What landed her to PACE and then IABC Manitoba? “Being a journalist was probably the best first job I could have asked for, but it’s not where I want to end up. While I worked at The Metro, I interacted a lot with professionals in Communications and Public Relations, and I got a really good look at that industry – from the outside perspective, of course – and it seemed really interesting to me.” says Alana. Alana fearlessly followed her enthusiasm to learn and grow as a Communicator by leveraging her existing skills in writing. While at school Alana was offered a position with IABC Manitoba as director, Student Liaison which took off early November. Alana’s student membership of IABC was part of her PACE tuition. IABC offers professional development and networking opportunities for Marketing/Public Relations students and...

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Senior Communications Specialist – Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg

Senior Communications Specialist – Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg   Deadline – March 16   Job Summary As one of Canada’s most successful insurance providers, Wawanesa is undergoing a transformation to position the company for future success and remain a strong market competitor. Alongside, we are evolving our communications capabilities to support our short-term and long-term goals. The Senior Communications Specialist will provide both internal and external expertise, and will develop and implement multi-channel communications that effectively describe, inform, engage, protect and promote the organization to various internal and external stakeholders and audiences. This role requires accountability, sense of urgency, and the ability to thrive at multi-tasking on several projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate will take initiative, think strategically, be well versed with a variety of communications tools, technologies and processes and have a proven track record developing and implementing high quality communications plans.   Job Responsibilities • Working closely with the Manager, Communications, take a leading role in the development and refinement of communications strategies that meet the evolving needs of the business • Develop and manage communications initiatives and projects to ensure effective and efficient communication to all levels of the organization as well as external audiences • Establish sequencing and logistics for communications plans to ensure flawless execution • Create and manage content to support the business including – but not limited to – employee messages, Q&A documents,...

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Vice President – International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – Manitoba Chapter

  Vice President, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – Manitoba Chapter Term: June 2019 to June 2020 Application deadline: Monday midnight, January 14, 2019   IABC Manitoba is seeking a dynamic leader who can work in a team setting to help guide our Chapter. The Vice-President position is a year of on-the-job-training for the upcoming position as Chapter President. This role serves as an opportunity to work with the President to organize and lead a volunteer team to meet the Chapter’s strategic goals and support IABC regional and national priorities. This is a 12-month term but requires a three-year commitment (Vice- President, President, and Past-President). Being part of this board or other working boards is considered an asset to this position. Further skills are described below.   Key Duties & Responsibilities Secondary spokesperson and community representative – Serves as backup representative to the broader community regarding the chapter, accreditation and the association. Attends other events in absence of President (e.g., PD events). Secondary liaison to the region and international leadership and staff – Attends regional meetings, voting on region issues, backup to the president. Meetings include monthly (phone) and bi-annual (in person) meetings with Canada Western Region. Attends Leadership Institute and Dare to Lead. The secondary leader of the chapter – Leads board activities as requested by president or in president’s absence, recruits volunteers for committees, provides counsel...

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Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Marketing and Communications Coordinator- Dairy Farmers of Manitoba   Job type: Permanent, full time Deadline: 18th January, 2019   Dairy Farmers of Manitoba (DFM) is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join its team. With an excellent employee retention rate, DFM has a strong reputation within the agriculture and dairy industry. As an employer, DFM believes in the overall health and wellness of its employees. It offers professional and personal development with the ability to work autonomously and have a direct impact on the dairy industry as a whole. Under the direction of the Corporate Communications Manager, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for increasing DFM’s brand awareness and fostering positive brand engagement for the dairy category. This individual will help enhance the positive image of DFM and its members – and the overall knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of dairy farming in Manitoba.   The Role: Developing sponsorship strategies. Working with Dairy Farmers of Canada to see how DFM can align with national marketing programs. Securing and negotiating sponsorship agreements that fit with DFM’s strategies, while identifying new partnerships as needed. Fulfilling the rights negotiated with partnership deals and working with DFM’s agency to develop experiential programs and branding, signage, and event materials. Researching and developing strategies for agriculture awareness – and executing events and programs for this area. Developing promotional materials. Managing the provincial...

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Creative Director – Brown Communications Group

  Creative Director – Brown Communications Group   We’re looking for an experienced Creative Director to join our team! At Brown, we foster an environment of collaboration, creativity and professionalism. We are client-driven in all aspects of our business. We are dedicated to finding strategic solutions for our clients’ marketing challenges. Are you a creative problem solver and analytical thinker? You might be the perfect fit!   The successful candidate will: Help clients reach their objectives by providing creative insight and relevant solutions that bring marketing/communications strategies to life Ensure our Creative Department meets a high standard of creative excellence, producing work on time and on budget Manage all creative requirements, including copy, art direction, still photography and video production Bring a thorough understanding of both digital and traditional advertising, social media and experiential marketing Approve and prepare creative work for presentation to clients and for final production Provide strategic creative input for proposals and presentations to new clients Supervise Creative Department staff, providing mentoring, direction and performance evaluations Bring three to five years of creative direction experience    Requirement: Have a portfolio demonstrating outstanding creative that meets client objectives If you think you are the perfect person for this position, apply at...

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