Fall 2020 Co-op: Communications Coordinator

  • Location: 1301-1809 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS (Potentially Remote, Nova Scotia)
  • Deadline: July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Employment Type: Co-op Placement
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications
Location: 1301-1809 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS (Potentially Remote, Nova Scotia)
Dates: September 1, 2020 – December 23, 2020
At Digital Nova Scotia, we like to think we hire great people. Digital Nova Scotia is seeking a creative, enthusiastic and detail-oriented Communications Coordinator to join our team. We’re searching for an exceptional writer who thrives on meeting new people, discovering new stories and finding engaging ways to tell them. You’ll be meeting with members of our digital community, developing content through digital platforms, and assisting with the marketing and communications needs of a growing organization.

Written profiles, photography, video creation, and marketing material design are all on our wish list, so if you love creating content and are looking to build your portfolio – this position would be perfect for you!

What does the role look like?
• Write and edit profile features and stories to highlight our growing sector
• Meet with and engage members of Digital Nova Scotia
• Interview and edit videos profiling industry leaders
• Bring creativity and imagination to develop new communication and marketing strategies
• Research industry data and statistics
• Assist with event planning and event logistics
• Collaborate on creating and implementing strategic communications and marketing materials

Here’s what we need:
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• An interest in the tech sector

Here’s what we see as assets for the role:
• Video creation and graphic design skills
• Specifically, knowledge of and passion for the Nova Scotia tech community
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM systems

Competencies essential to this position:
• Excellent verbal and written communication – to engage with partners and for written features/profiles
• Strong relationship builder – to establish and build positive relations with key stakeholders
• Organized and adaptable – to manage and prioritize daily tasks when faced with competing demands
• Expectation management – to know how, what and when to communicate with key stakeholders
• Goal oriented and independent – to progress projects

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect fit for this role, team and organization, and your résumé in one PDF file to info@digitalnovascotia.com. While we would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest, please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please note: this position may be remote in Nova Scotia, based from our head office in downtown Halifax, or a mixture of both, depending on provincial health guidelines at the time of employment.
About Digital Nova Scotia
Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector. Engaging industry stakeholders and over 180 members, we strive to connect our digital community through impactful programs, networking opportunities, industry events and innovative initiatives. DNS proudly supports business growth, skills development and capacity building, celebrates sector successes, facilitates connections between industry and talent, and drives the province’s digital economy.