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SWG Summer Student Opportunity

Communications Assistant

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild has been fortunate in receiving funding support from the Government of Saskatchewan towards hiring a post-secondary student with a disability through the Student Summer Works program. We are accepting applications for a part-time Communications Assistant to work 20 hours per week for a 12 week summer term position at $13 per hour, commencing June 3, 2013.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting the SWG staff in producing Guild publications, designing and producing promotional material for Guild programs, planning and executing print and online communications with members, the media, and the community at large, and for providing general communication support to the Executive Director and other Guild staff. A strong working knowledge of InDesign, Facebook, and Twitter is essential. Experience with other software programs, such as Photoshop, is an asset.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Be a person with disability


The Communications Assistant will be assisting the other Guild staff in the following:

  • production of Guild publications, such as the member newsletter, etc.
  • design and production of promotional material for Guild programs, including the conference
  • planning and executing communications with members, the media, and the community-at-large for Words in the Park, award receptions, readings, workshops, etc.
  • providing general communication support to the Executive Director and other Guild staff


  • a broad range of written, oral and electronic communication skills
  • the use of InDesign (essential) and Photoshop (desired)
  • the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • having a basic working knowledge of electronic communications, including email and web page design applications and familiarity with the use of Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, etc.
  • good understanding of the operations of non-profit organizations and the arts community, particularly in the literary field
  • good organizational and time-management skills; ability to prioritize and produce materials in a timely and professional manner
  • displaying a consistent level of excellence in writing, grammar, spelling, proofreading, and preparation in producing of a variety of  posters, flyers, brochures, ads, reports and media releases and public service announcements, as well as publications.
Please send your résumé and a cover letter with references to info@skwriter.com, or mail them to SWG, Box 3986, Regina, SK S4P 3R9. Courier and drop-off applications may be brought to 1150-8th Avenue, Regina. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 28, 4:30 pm.

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