WORK STUDY: Communications Assistant

  • Location: CBU-On Campus & Remote
  • Deadline: February 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm

 Communications Assistant, Strategic Communications

As a student today, you’re living a vibrant, dynamic and exciting life, and at Cape Breton University (CBU) that’s exactly what we want for you. Here, students are inspired, encouraged and supported, allowing them to excel in both their academic and personal journeys alongside our community of nearly 5,500 hardworking students and nearly 500 employees. Ours is a tradition of new, and everyone is welcome.

Reporting to the Office of the President, the Strategic Communications department exists to support initiatives, projects, campaigns and events designed to achieve institutional priorities. As a key group of brand champions, the team plays an important role in raising the visibility, strengthening the reputation, and managing the voice of CBU and the President.

The Communications Assistant will work in a high energy, high paced environment to become a valued member of very diverse, dynamic team by participating and assisting in various projects and tasks ranging from communications and media planning to special event and social media support. This position reports to the Digital Communications Specialist, working closely with the Communications Director.


  • Working with the Strategic Communications team on behalf of our internal clients including Recruitment, Fundraising/Alumni in several areas including, but not limited to, the development and writing of communications and media plans, news releases, recruitment and campus wide print pieces, web-based student and faculty profiles, stories, ad copy, web-based communication, video production and social media
  • Writing blogs, social content, and student profiles on behalf of Cape Breton University, following a content calendar
  • Work on promotional campaigns for events such as athletics games, cultural celebrations and more.
  • Responsible for researching, data collecting, interviewing, editing, presentation support, preparing media kits and other projects.
  • Research social media best practices and assist with managing the University’s social media presence including, but not limited to, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Write and edit compelling marketing content such as site copy, blog posts, ad copy, emails etc.


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Very Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with deadlines and multi-task on several projects
  • An interest in and understanding of both the marketing and communications functions
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment and also independently

Dates:                         Exact start dates negotiable.  

Location:                    The successful candidate must be able to work both on site and remotely.

Submit cover letter and resume to Jill