CBU COOP ONLY – Communications & Marketing Officer


Position: Communications and Marketing Officer(s)
Formed with the idea of uniting businesses and communities across Cape Breton to drive the economy forward, the Cape Breton Partnership has created an effective forum for private and public investors to come together with the common goals of: forging partnerships, capitalizing on opportunities and building a stronger Cape Breton.

Are you interested in building a strong and prosperous Cape Breton?

Qualifications: BPR Co-op Student or BBA (Marketing Major)Student
The Communications/Marketing Assistant will work in an easy-going, yet often fast paced environment and work on a wide variety of projects. The candidate should be personable, organized and driven. The Cape Breton Partnership is looking for someone professional, forward thinking and fun!



The Cape Breton Partnership is currently recruiting a Communications Officer. Reporting to the Communications and Marketing Coordinator, you will assist with the following duties:
 Daily media monitoring – With over 120 Investors the Partnership believes that their news is our news. By keeping up on the news we can be prepared to share it with the world, act on it, and take a proactive approach to issues we foresee
 Writing and editing – Tightening these skills will be a breeze at the Cape Breton Partnership. While dealing with Investors, Board Members and all levels of government you will deal with correspondence, media notices and news releases, newsletter articles for the ‘Partnership Pulse’ and ‘Next Gen Connect’, Letters to the Editor and Op-Ed pieces. Don’t forget your CP style guide!
 Website maintenance – We know that the first place you look for information is the internet, and for that reason we feel it’s important to maintain a great site. You’ll be a web master by the time you leave here and will help the Partnership promote its brand across a variety of mediums. You will have an opportunity to develop a new web strategy to help the Partnership spread good news stories and promoting business in Cape Breton.
 Special events planning – From site logistics to keynote speakers and speech writing to advertising and promotions, you’ll dive headfirst into exciting conferences, symposiums and luncheons. As the communications/marketing assistant we will need your help to make this event a success through online promotion, developing key messages, creating a brand and carious planning and support functions.
 Other opportunities include – Region wide networking, media relations and investor relations, Stakeholder and Board management, strategic planning sessions, promotion and marketing of the Cape Breton Partnership brand and other investor brands.

Application Details

To apply, CBU Coop students send their resume and cover letter to:

kate@capebretonpartnership.com  by November 4th

Dates: January 4, 2016 – April 29, 2016
Salary: $15 per hour + 4% vacation pay

For information on the CBU COOP program, email:  Jennifer_currie@cbu.ca