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Intern, Marketing & Communications

Canada Games Council

Posted 4 months ago



Ottawa, ON, Canada

Industry Areas

Operations Management

Job Description

The Intern, Marketing & Communications will work closely with the Marketing, Communications & Partnerships department of the Canada Games Council to advance the organization’s ability to reach greater audiences by supporting content creation, storytelling and digital asset management for the organization. The intern may also be asked to provide support to other departments within the Canada Games Council as required.

The CGC is seeking an organized and ambitious Intern that is eager to make their mark and make a difference. The Canada Games are about sparking greatness in the next generation of Canadian athletes and leaders. Part of that is in telling the stories of the incredible athletes, coaches and builders that have gone on to achieve great things in their sporting, personal and professional careers after participating in the Canada Games. The opportunity is to contribute in a meaningful way to a values-driven organization, while learning and developing new skills in the process.

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Qualifications Required

  • Research and develop stories and written content about the Canada Games for use on social media and website platforms

  • Write feature stories about Canada Games athletes, alumni, and stakeholders in alignment with the Canada Games content calendar

  • Research, curate and create custom content of various formats about, and for, athletes that have competed in the Canada Games from 1967 to aspiring future Canada Games athletes

  • Assist in developing creative content using graphic design and video editing software

  • Assist with managing CGC’s social media channels, including posting content and social listening

  • Update the CGC’s digital media (image and video) databases

  • Assist with updating the Canada Games website using the WebFlow platform

  • Other special projects and responsibilities, as assigned

Skills Required

  • Current post-secondary student in which program of study requires an internship or placement, or a recent post-secondary graduate, preferably in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Sport Management or Graphic Design;

  • Proficiency in Google Workspace (Drive, Gmail, Sheets, Slides, etc.) highly desirable

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Experience developing written content and feature stories for media, social, or web platforms

  • Ability to prioritize and initiate without extensive supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in graphic design, website management and video editing an asset

  • Experience using Canva and Webflow considered an asset

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset.

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Inclusive Note

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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