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SWG Summer Student Opportunity
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.
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.
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;
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
Communications Assistant will be assisting the other Guild staff in the
of Guild publications, such as the member newsletter, etc.
and production of promotional material for Guild programs, including the
and executing communications with members, the media, and the community-at-large
for Words in the Park, award receptions, readings, workshops, etc.
general communication support to the Executive Director and other Guild staff
Please send your résumé and a cover letter with
references to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
- a broad
range of written, oral and electronic communication skills
- the use
of InDesign (essential) and Photoshop (desired)
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.
understanding of the operations of non-profit organizations and the arts
community, particularly in the literary field
organizational and time-management skills; ability to prioritize and produce
materials in a timely and professional manner
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.