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Communications Coordinator

Saskatoon, SK

Magpie Group is looking for a creative and dynamic individual to fill the role of Communications Coordinator.

Who you are  

You are an accomplished writer with a university degree in education, public relations, communications, marketing or agriculture, and have a strong interest in – and a passion for – agriculture. You are looking to make a difference in the industry.  

 

You are committed to doing your best. You value honesty and hard work and have a deep sense of integrity and responsibility in providing clients with exceptional work. You are a leader and have demonstrated that through your involvement in your community, your educational institution and/or your workplace. You have extensive communications-related, project management and strategic leadership experience. You see the big picture and have the ability to think critically. 

 

Simply put, you love to write. You're an exceptional writer and know your way around grammar and punctuation. You have excellent research and communications skills, as well as strong interpersonal/public relations abilities. As someone who enjoys teamwork, you thrive on collaboration and are able to provide and take constructive feedback. You are committed to keeping team members updated on projects and client status and working with other team members to problem-solve solutions to issues that may arise. 

 

Organizational skills come naturally to you. You can work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines. You have the ability to prioritize and have excellent decision-making capabilities. You pride yourself on your attention to detail.  

 

A keen interest in social media and the digital world is part of your repertoire. You are tech-savvy and proficient in digital marketing platforms, content management systems and social media management tools. You are familiar with marketing analytics tools and can interpret data easily. You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant software. 

Responsibilities 

 

The Communications Coordinator will provide support to the management team in the following areas: 

Campaign Coordination 

  • Assist in the planning, execution and monitoring of marketing campaigns.  

  • Coordinate with external vendors to ensure timely delivery of marketing materials, such as brochures, advertisements and promotional items. 

  • Maintain campaign schedules, track progress and report on key performance indicators. 

  • Create email marketing campaigns.  

Content Creation and Management 

  • Collaboratively develop content for various marketing channels, including websites, social media, blogs and newsletters. 

  • Review marketing materials to ensure accuracy, consistency and adherence to brand guidelines. 

  • Maintain and update content repositories, including marketing collateral, images and videos. 

  • Coordinate with the web design team to make updates to the Magpie Group and client websites. 

Digital Marketing Support 

  • Assist in the execution of digital marketing initiatives, such as social media campaigns, email marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). 

  • Support the management of social media accounts, including content scheduling, community engagement and performance tracking. 

  • Coordinate and create regular blog posts and social media posts. 

  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging marketing technologies to suggest innovative strategies. 

 

Development of brand messaging  

  • Analyze information to identify customer personas, tone of voice, brand voice and other brand elements for clients. 

  • Craft compelling brand messaging that aligns with the client’s identity and values. 

  • Work with the team to collaboratively develop positioning statements and value propositions. 

 

Internal Communication & Administration 

  • Create and maintain marketing/communications budgets and actuals. 

  • Apply for awards. 

  • Maintain marketing budgets and ROI calculations. 

  • Manage grant writing on behalf of clients and Magpie Group to take advantage of provincial and federal funding opportunities. 

 

Working with Magpie 

 

We generally work Monday through Friday, but your working hours are flexible, with the ability to work around your home and life obligations. We encourage our team to make time for holidays, family and personal commitments. You have a choice of working remotely or from our office. 

 

This job is a one-year part-time contract position (20-30 hours per week) with the potential for full-time permanent employment. Pay is commensurate with education and experience ($40 to $55 per hour). You will provide your own equipment, including a laptop and cell phone, but will receive a monthly credit for cell phone usage.  

 

About us 

The Magpie Group Communications + Marketing is a Saskatchewan-based, women-led team of strategic communication and marketing professionals. Our purpose is to advance the Canadian agriculture industry by supporting businesses and non-profits with powerful communication solutions that help fuel growth, achieve goals and drive profit. We believe deeply in collaboration, working with integrity and doing good work.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining how you are uniquely suited for this role along with your resume to office@magpiegrp.ca.

 

Posting will close May 31, 2024.  

Operate with integrity.
Do good work.
Find balance.
Focus on teamwork.
Emphasize growth.

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