CO-OP: Digital Content Intern

Requirements

ABOUT U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for University Sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the U SPORTS Internship program is to provide students currently enrolled in collegiate / university programs with concrete experience of what it is like to work in the Canadian sport industry. Students will get hands on experience working in the different sectors of U SPORTS. Opportunities to complete challenging, yet rewarding assignments will be provided. It is the goal of the National Office that once students complete their internships, they leave with a better understanding of Collegiate Sport in Canada, develop the necessary skills to work in the industry, and feel as though they have left their mark on the U SPORTS organization.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

• Working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Web Design, Computer Science,
Communications, Digital Media, Journalism, New Media, or related
undergraduate or graduate programs
• Experience working on websites, specifically with Content Management Systems
(e.g. Word Press, Drupal, etc.)
• Knowledge of HTML and CSS
• Design skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign considered an asset
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively with other team members as well as function
independently
• Bilingualism is preferred, but not required
• Quick study and willingness to learn
• Initiative and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

Responsibilities

• Assist with the coordination of the content schedule on the web and posting news
on usports.ca
• Assist with ensuring the website is up-to-date, accurate, and functioning properly
(e.g. for National Championships, Special Events, About pages, etc.)
• Develop, write, and edit web pages using Content Management System (CMS)
and some computer script languages such as Hyper Text Markup Language
(HTML) and JavaScript
• Produce weekly and monthly analytics reports for the website
• Monitor schedules, statistics, and standings for all sports and teams to ensure
accuracy
• Work with historical digital content, archiving videos, photos, historical records,
schedule / results, statistics, and standings

Application Details

This is a Co-op position. Please contact Student Placement Officer, Peggy Gordon (peggy_gordon@cbu.ca or Megan Ringer (Megan_Ringer@cbu.ca), for details.