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McGill is Hiring a Communication and Outreach Officer!

Thanks to Sherry Romanado for passing along this informaiton!

 McGill is hiring a Communication and Outreach Coordinator! The role entails promoting and presenting a consistent image of Mcgill as a major institution of international caliber and fostering long-term relationships with alumni as well as internal/external constituencies. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree and three years’ of related experience. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, proofreading ability and meticulous attention to detail.  English and French written and spoken is required. You can submit your application, resume and cover letter to:

(Mail) McGill University (Human Resources – Staffing), 688 Sherbrooke St. West, suite 1520, HA3R1

(Email) staffing.hr@mcgill.ca

(Fax) 514-398-5315

Deadline is December 13th, 2011 to apply. For more detailed information about the job, please refer to the page on the right entitled “McGill – Communication and Outreach Officer”.


Great Part-Time Job Opportunity for PR students!

Éducaloi, a non-profit organization that explains the law to Quebecers in everyday language, is hiring a part time (10-14 hours/week)  Marketing and Communications Assistant!! Contract runs from December 2011 to the end of March 2012.

The job includes presenting the organization and its products via telephone and electronic communications, preparing mass mailing, drafting PR documents, and helping with media relations.  

You must be bilingual (oral), excellent written English, good written French, knowledge of basic direct marketing techniques, knowledge of media relations techniques and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.

And bonus, you get to work at Éducaloi’s offices which is in the beautiful Old Montreal 🙂

For more information, see the page entitled “Marketing and Communications Assistant at Éducaloi”.  You can email your CV, a cover letter and your most recent transcript to: recrutement@educaloi.qc.ca.


Great opp for French-language writer

Instructor Frédéric Boisrond, in his other life a CEO of not-for-profit organizations, writes with news of a good opportunity for a junior with good French writing skills and a good knowledge of English. The Comité d’adapatation de la main d’oeuvre, which has the interesting mandate of integrating immigrants into the Quebec workforce, is looking for a development and communications officer. See the page at right entitled “CAMO”. Deadline is December 2. Contact is Mme Naima Yakhlef, Directrice adjointe naima.yakhlef@camo-pi.qc.ca .

Position at Optimum (PR wing of Cossette)

It’s a stretch for most students and recent grads, but it could happen: a position for an English-speaking consultant at Optimum Public Relations. The stretch? They’re asking for 5 years’ agency experience.  But I figured it was worth blogging about – you may know someone. See the page at right marked “Optimum English-speaking consultant”.

Bilingual, 1- 3 years’ experience, degree

SQPRP members will have received the notice about this job opening in an e-mail, but I couldn’t resist posting it: I’m sure we have diploma students with this profile. Katimavik is looking for a PR specialist. Great place to work, permament position. One of our Events instructors, Daniel Lapointe, is with Katimavik and loves it. Deadline October 7. Details and contact on Katimavik’s website.

Position for person with experience

The Development Bank of Canada is looking for a temporary PR coordinator to work on events and media relations.  Requirements include 3-5 years’ experience including event management, and mastery of both English and French, written and spoken. A tall order, but for the right person, an amazing opportunity. For further info, contact Elizabeth Hirst at elizabeth.hirst@mcgill.ca or 514-398-8745.

Position in immigrant integration

Instructor Frédéric Boisvert reports a job opening at his organization (CAMO – Comité d’adaptation de la main d’oeuvre) for someone with a degree and a couple of years’ relevant experience. The person who takes on this six-month (possibly renewable) contract will put together a promotional and recruitment strategy to bring in immigrants and follow them through the process of getting official recognition of their competencies. See the page at right “CAMI offre d’emploi”. Deadline Sept. 7.

Kudos to a PR Program alum on their new job!

Kudos to yet another PR program graduate on landing a great job in PR!

Recent graduate Liana Casella has been hired by JK Communications.  She will be working as a PR/Marketing Coordinator and will also be involved in product development. Liana graduated in December 2010 from the Public Relations Certificate program.

JK Communications is a Montreal based agency that provides marketing communications solutions. JK Communications has recently completed projects for McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management and McGill’s Athletics programs.

JK Communications also owns Mobilize Me which focuses on mobile websites, QR code platforms and mobile marketing for various industries.  You can get  more information by visiting JK Communications and Mobilize Me.

Congratulations Liana!

Who’s Posting in the McGill PR Facebook Group? Transcanada Trail, That’s Who!

Just a reminder to check our Facebook and Linkedin groups regularly because our colleagues are posting interesting information, including job postings!!  Check out the one below by Leslie Quinton!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/17234264232/?view=permalink&id=10150290698764233#!/groups/17234264232/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3737332&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

TRANSCANADA TRAIL is hiring a Communications Advisor! Your role would be to collaborate and improve communications tools including brand management, publications, internet and social media, provide cmmunications support and advice as required, including developing and implementing communication plans, strengthen social media tools with monitoring, regular updates and analysis. All candidates should have an undergraduate degree in Communications or a related field with 2-3 years experience in communications.

You must be bilingual, have a strong underestanding of social media, strong verbal communiation and interpersonal skills, ability to deal with people at all levels, strong leadership capability and ability to work effectively in a team environment

CONTACT: Julie Brouard [JBrouard@tctrail.ca]

*Check out the page on right entitled “Transcanda Trail Communication Advisor” or the facebook group for more details on this job posting! Thanks Leslie!

The Jewish General Hospital is Hiring a Web and a Media Specialist!

The Jewish General Hospital is currently hiring a temporary full-time web and media specialist.  Part of your responsibilities will include  performing web content needs analysis for hospital departments, initiatives and programs, develop hospital department websites and support departments in maininting, and conducting content management system training for website editors.  The succesful candidate should have a diploma in computer science  technology or a related field or relevant work experience.  To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to David Kemper (dkemper@jgh.mcgill.ca).  See the page entitled “Jewish General Hospital – Web and Media Specialist” for further details.

Thanks Astrid Morin, fellow PR graduate, for this job posting.

ELAN Quebec: English Language Arts Network

Are you interested in the arts community in Quebec?  Are you an artist?  Do you want to do  work for arts based organizations?

If you have said yes to any of the preceding questions, then the English Language Arts Network of Quebec (ELAN Quebec) is an organization you should know about.

Created in 2005, ELAN Quebec is a multi-disciplinary community of over 8,500 artists and cultural workers in Quebec. As per the ELAN Quebec website, the organization aims to:

  • Provide support, services and networking opportunities to English-speaking artists of all disciplines in all regions of Quebec.
  • Promote the work of artists so they receive greater recognition and visibility.
  • Collaborate with sister organizations to coordinate and instigate support services, such as professional development and mentorship opportunities.
  • Build bridges between English-speaking and French-speaking communities.
  • Advocate on behalf of English-speaking artists and their community in critical areas such as funding and public broadcasting.
  • Promote arts and culture as a means to enrich education, develop the creative economy and serve as a motor for economic development.

Job opportunities and internships are regularly posted on ELAN Quebec”s Community News section. Recent organizations that have posted positions include Centaur Theatre, Studio XX, Black Theatre Workshop and the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC).

You can learn more about ELAN Quebec by attending their upcoming 7th Annual General Meeting and August Schmoozer on August 29th.  Here are some event details:

Monday August 29
AGM: 6pm-8pm
Schmoozer: 8pm-10pm
Cabaret du Mile End (5240 avenue du Parc)

RSVP to agm2011@quebec-elan.org by August 23rd

Members in good standing can vote (membership is $25/year). Non-members are welcome to attend as observers.

Once you join ELAN Quebec, you will receive their newsletter. You can also follow ELAN on Facebook and Twitter.

So get out there and schmooze with the artists and arts based organizations of Quebec!

Manwin is Hiring a Social Media Specialist!

Calling all McGill graduates who are passionate about social networking… this could be the job for you!  Manwin Canada,  a company specializing in the development and marketing of highly trafficked web properties is looking for a social media specialist!

You would be required to oversee aspects of their social networking campaigns while developing the monetization strategy for community hype. This includes producing blog updates, newsletters and online posts. And of course, you’ll be integrating Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking websites as part of your job.

Candidates should have at least 2 years professional experience, be able to create and execute online social media campaigns, be a creative and ‘out of the box’ thinker and have excellent communication skills.

For more information about the posting, and to apply, visit http://www.freshgigs.ca/jobs/social-media-specialist-montreal-qc.

PR jobs at Media Job Search Canada

Looking for a media related PR position within Canada?  Interested in being a publicist, promotions assistant, event coordinator, or media relations specialist?

These types of positions  are regularly posted on the Media Job Search Canada website. Taking a look through today’s listings revealed postings from Astral Media, Banff Centre, CBC Radio, Bell Media, Rogers, and Pfizer.

You can also subscribe to Media Jobs  Search Canada’s daily RSS feed to receive the latest ad postings. Check it out!

Job offer in the Gaspésie from TechnoCentre éolien (TCE)

Looking to get out of the city? Apply for this one-year contract with TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) in one of the most beautiful areas of the East coast!

Please see TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) page on the left hand side of this webpage (French job description) or visit the emploi-Quebec page (in English) for more details. Start date is August 30, 2011!

CNW needs full-time media researcher

Rodrigo Lima from CNW, whom a number of students have met during his classroom presntations, draws our attention to a job posting in his company that may interest a student or recent grad with solid French and an interest in media. Check out jobboom or click on the link above.

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