Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CreComm Info Night 2016


The Creative Communications program is hosting an information night on January 19, 2016, where you can find out about the two-year RRC diploma or four-year joint degree program with The University of Winnipeg.

Date:  January 19, 2016
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: 160 Princess Street (Room P107)

It’s a great opportunity to tour the facilities, meet students and instructors, see student work, and ask questions about the program and application process. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. Contact Tracey Seida, Program Coordinator, at tseida@rrc.ca or 204-949-8339 for more information.

Hope to see you there!

CreComm students: we need your help promoting CreComm Info Night! Tweet out the link to this post, or a link to the event page on Facebook, and use the hashtags #CreComm and #CreCommNight on Twitter to enter to win a great prize. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Raegan Hedley
Public Relations & Communication Management Major

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New blogs coming soon!

First-year CreComm gets blogging this week
This time next week, the CreComm Blog Network will feature a new range of blogs by first-year students like the industrious Section 3 (above).

Bookmark this site, and return often to read them!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Job opportunity: St. James-Assiniboia School Division

ST. JAMES-ASSINIBOIA SCHOOL DIVISION
“Great Schools for Growing and Learning”

requires an

INFORMATION OFFICER
(One Year Term Commencing August, 2015)

This position is responsible for the development and promotion of excellent communications between the School Division and the community.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for all aspects of planning special events within the Division (i.e. employee recognition events).  This position will involve evening work to cover Board meetings and school events.

Specific duties will include the writing, editing, design layout and photography for the Division newsletter (distributed throughout the community five times annually), brochures and other informational material.  Assisting with maintaining ongoing media contact and involvement in the marketing of the Division and schools is also involved.

Qualifications required include post secondary training in journalism, public relations or equivalent.  Previous experience in writing, design layout and photography is essential.  Experience and a solid understanding of current Adobe design applications are required; specifically InDesign, Photoshop and LightRoom.  Web design skills and experience using social media as a marketing tool would be considered an asset. Experience in planning of special events is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of the public school system would be a definite asset.  A valid driver’s license and legally registered and reliable motor vehicle are required.

Applicants must submit a detailed written resume with samples of previous published work and three references by Friday, May 22, 2015 to:

Manager, Human Resources
St. James-Assiniboia School Division
2574 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 0H8
Email:  kpawlyk@sjsd.net

We appreciate your interest in this position but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Employment is contingent upon the provision of clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks.


The St. James-Assiniboia School Division is proud to employ staff who represent the diverse community it serves.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer job opportunity: Manitoba Arts Network


 Special Events Assistant (Summer Position) 

Background: 
The Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) is a non-profit organization that brings high quality performing and visual arts to 7 different regions of the province, reaching over 20,000 Manitobans Annually. Collaborating with artists, industry partners, and a range of cultural organizations, the Network presents over 60 performances and mounts art exhibitions in 25 locations each year. 
Representing over 35 member organizations who engage the support of hundreds of volunteers, we are collectively building creative communities by bringing the arts to the heart of Manitoba. In partnership with the Federal Government’s Canada Summer Jobs program MAN is seeking a dynamic, creative and self-motivated individual to serve as the Special Events Assistant at our Winnipeg office. 

Responsibilities: 
The Special Events Assistant, under the direction of the Executive Director and other staff, shall provide assistance in the following areas: 

Manitoba Showcase (annual conference) 
 Assist in coordination of conference logistics and preparation of related materials 
 Compile, edit and proof information for annual Performing Arts Directory 
 Confirm artist registration and technical requirements for showcase performances 
 Engage, inform and promote artists, events and communities through social media 
 Identify and cultivate potential Manitoba Showcase attendees 
 Update performing arts program forms, contact lists and database 

Rural and Northern Art Show 
 Develop materials and coordinate logistics for the Rural & Northern Art Show in July 
 Intake and coordinate artist registrations and build excel contact list 
 other duties as needed 

General 
 Assist with annual membership drive 
 Categorize resource and links section for website 
 Research 

Knowledge and Experience: 
 Strong verbal and written communication skills 
 Experience planning special events 
 Strong project management, and documentation skills 
 Works independently with minimal supervision and takes initiative 
 Positive attitude, facilitation and sharing attributes 
 Proficient with basic workplace PC applications 
 Knowledge of Performing and/or Visual Arts an asset 

Qualifications: 
Candidates must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, 18-30 years of age and a full-time post-secondary student intending to return to their studies in the next school year. A Criminal record check will be required upon job offer. 

Term: Nine weeks (Mid June- August 30, 2015) Wage: $10.70/hour 


Interested applicants should submit their resumes, and cover letter by May 27, 2015 to Rose-Anne Harder, Executive Director of Manitoba Arts Network by email: director@mbartsnet.ca We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Summer student opportunity at Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: Application deadline is Monday, April 20. Apply on the WCB website.

Communications Officer - Summer Student 

Job Summary:
The Communications Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of communication programs in support of WCB initiatives. The Communications Officer provides public relations counsel and support to the organization's leadership and maintains understanding, acceptance and cooperation between the Board and its stakeholders. 

Job Duties:
Develops, executes and evaluates communications and public relations strategies in support of WCB goals and initiatives.

Researches, writes and edits publications, news releases, articles, letters and speeches, including material provided to the Minister's office and/or other government bodies.

Oversees and edits the work of other contributors to internal and external publications and other written projects.

Manages and coordinates all layout and design of WCB literature and graphic displays created by external vendors.

Provides communication counselling/advice and support to other WCB departments, committees and specific external stakeholders.

Performs specific layout and design internally (publications, presentations, signs, documents).

Organizes and co-ordinates special events including open houses, trade shows, seminars and workshops; manages and coordinates WCB staff in trade shows and speaking engagements.

Manages, edits and coordinates the official WCB web site.

Makes presentations to internal and external audiences/stakeholders.

Acts as a liaison to stakeholders, internal staff and the media to ensure accurate exchange of information.

Responsible for maintenance and integrity of WCB graphic standards and styles.

Responsible for WCB photography.

Establishes and maintains contacts within the print, design, advertising and Internet industries to ensure quality/cost effectiveness.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 


Qualifications:
Completed one year of a post secondary diploma in Creative Communications, with specific training in public relations, advertising and journalism

Six months experience in a journalism and/or public relations environment

Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer and software in a Windows environment including working knowledge of the Internet

Well developed desktop publishing and photography skill.

Superior oral and written communication skills including business writing, journalism, newspaper or magazine writing, advertising copy writing, technical writing, press release/press kit writing, plain language writing and speech writing

Ability to understand and explain complex information and concepts

Excellent layout and design skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in French and English, both verbally and in writing, is required for Designated Bilingual positions only

For external candidates, a satisfactory criminal record check will be required for the successful candidate 


Competencies:
Essential
Written Communication
Quality Orientation/Attention to Detail
Planning, Organizing & Follow Up
Client Service Orientation

Very Important
Creativity/Innovation
Integrity/ Building Trust
Judgment /Problem Solving
Interpersonal Communication

Important
Initiative
Organizational Awareness 


Additional Information:
The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30.

Screening decisions are based on information outlined in your resumé and cover letter.