PR and Communications Coordinator

PR & Social Media · Edmonton, Alberta
Department PR & Social Media
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

We’re ZGM.  We are the largest, full-service agency in Alberta with over 80 employees based in Calgary and Edmonton.  Our purpose is built around helping good organizations make a greater mark on the world. We do this through our work with a host of public, private and non-profit organizations in a variety of fields. And we can succeed at this by building the strongest marketing, content, design and, of course, PR and engagement teams. So, what does all this mean for you?  It means we have depth.  It means we have a great deal of talent and experience, and it means we are a great employer. ZGMers are curious; they aren’t afraid to speak their mind, and they come to work every day ready for the next challenge.

 

ZGM needs your exceptional PR and communications skills.  We are looking for a Communications Coordinator to join our PR practice. Reporting to the PR Practice Director, you will support the delivery of a full range of public affairs services to our clients in both corporate, non-profit, not-for-profit and government sectors. You are a strong writer, have exceptional presentation skills, can project manage your way through any challenge, have the ability to work and think independently, are detail-oriented, and are flexible. We work within an integrated marketing and communications environment, so your morning might involve drafting and scheduling a news release for national distribution, with an afternoon spent supporting the earned media component of a client’s national marketing campaign, and helping coordinate the logistics of a public engagement meeting.

 

This position will be based in our Edmonton office, but travel to our Calgary office and other regions of Alberta to deliver client services and collaborate with other ZGM teammates may, from time to time, be required.

 

As our ideal candidate, you:

  • Have a post-secondary degree in communications, public relations, or journalism. A suitable combination of experience and education will also be considered.
  • Have at least two years of PR and Communications experience with an agency or providing in-house support to a public or private sector organization. Media experience will also be considered.
  • Stay on top of industry trends.
  • Have experience creating attention-getting media releases and advisories, and have supported a team that works to capitalize on opportunities, plan for issues, and deal effectively with crises.
  • Are well-versed in today’s local, provincial, national and international events and trends, and understand how they impact our clients.
  • Have experience supporting promotional efforts, through PR, in a marketing/communications environment.
  • Understand social media best practices.
  • Are organized and deadline-oriented.
  • Are analytical and creative, and willing to think outside the box and try new things.
  • Have experience with Dropbox, CISION, Meltwater and collaborative tools like Asana, Google Docs, Excel, and PowerPoint (or similar platforms).


Key responsibilities:

 

  • Supporting issues management and stakeholder engagement opportunities, and supporting client files
  • Supporting crises & issues management responses
  • Writing and editing media materials, including news releases, background info, reports, and presentations
  • Using software and databases to schedule and distribute news releases and media advisories, and monitoring media coverage
  • Research, stakeholder interviews, brainstorming sessions, and supporting the development of summary reports
  • Strategic communication plan development
  • Some experience with media relations

 

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, send us your resume and TWO samples of your strongest writing, and we’ll be in touch.

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
    PR & Social Media
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level