Communications Intern

Overview  

The Neil Squire Society uses technology to empower people with physical disabilities. Our programs and services connect people with disabilities to appropriate technology, develop their skills, and then connect participants to employment, education or other community engagement.

The Communications Intern will work directly with our Communications Team at the National Head office of the Neil Squire Society. The successful applicant will directly assist in implementing and furthering the Social Media and Communications strategy for the Neil Squire Society. They will play a key role in creating content and supporting the distribution of information related to the services and opportunities available through the Neil Squire Society.

Neil Squire Society is an equal opportunity employer. Our mission statement focuses on the empowerment of people of disabilities. Preference will be given to a qualified person with a disability.

Duties

  • Interview and produce stories, pictures or videos of people with disabilities that have benefited from the services of the Neil Squire Society.
  • Schedule, update and reply to posts on the Neil Squire Society social media accounts.
  • Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to site visitors and post them to our social media feeds.
  • Takes pictures and videos of events and activities to be developed into content for the Neil Squire web site and social media accounts.
  • Regularly observes the online activity of model organizations researches and reports on “social media best practices”.
  • Use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter Analytics to assess trends and activity on the Neil Squire Society web presence and activities.
  • Review data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach.
  • Participate and host booths at external community events.
  • Complete other social media and digital media projects as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Post-secondary education in Communications, Business, English Literature or other applicable fields.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, basic photo editing and video editing software, and internet browsers an asset (example: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw).
  • Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Hootsuite
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated research and documentation skills.
  • Video editing experience is an asset.
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics is an asset.
  • Graphic design experience is an asset.

Eligibility for Position

As funding is partially provided through Canada Summer Jobs, the successful candidate must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Foreign students are not eligible) and;
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Salary

$15 an hour, 37.5 hours a week

Working Environment                                      

Office environment across the road from Gilmore Skytrain station.

Location

Neil Squire Society
400 – 3999 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Chad Leaman with the subject line: Summer Jobs Application – Communications Intern

Application Deadline

April 7, 2017