Digital Communications Intern

Halton, ON

Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
This is a temporary full-time position working 35 hours per week from June 15, 2020 to June 11, 2021.

Kick-start your career with an internship at

Halton Region!

Looking for an exciting job opportunity that will launch your career?

Halton Region’s internship program provides a paid one-year professional opportunity that allows you to gain valuable experience and build the skill set you need to build a successful career.

Halton Region serves more than 580,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an intern at Halton, you will gain professional growth and development working alongside your mentors. You will be part of a progressive, service-focused and award winning employer.
Purpose: Reporting to an Advisor, this position supports all members of the communications team and the implementation of projects that impact Regional programs, services and the community.

Job Requirements
To be eligible to apply for an intern position, you must meet the following criteria:

Legally entitled to work in Canada.
In possession of a Social Insurance Number at time of hire.
You have graduated or will graduate with a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma, post-graduate certificate or diploma between January 2019 and June 2020.

Preferred Background:
The successful candidate must possess an undergraduate degree in Communications, Digital Communications, Marketing, Visual Communications and Design or a related field. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premier and After Effects is required along with proficiency in HTML, CSS, and the ability to code webpages and emails. In addition, the individual will require knowledge of leading practices in internal and external communications and media relations. The candidate must be capable of planning and implementing work in an organized manner under tight deadlines while working collaboratively with others.

The candidate is expected to:
Demonstrate excellent communication, financial analysis and problem solving skills, including attention to detail.
Possess superior time management skills and be able to manage workflow in order to complete work on time and as expected.
Exhibit a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel.
Knowledge of enterprise based financial systems is an asset.
Be self-motivated and capable of working in a team environment and independently.
Assist the Communications team in the development and implementation of communications roll-out plans and core communications information including the following:
Written and visual content for a variety of communications materials, including corporate social media, advertisements, mobile signs, speaking notes, factsheets, reports, guides, media releases/advisories and web.
Creative (graphic design) materials for digital and print, including but not limited to social media, advertisements, factsheets, reports, presentations, guides, etc.; and
Campaign monitoring and analytics, web content including text, images, graphics, video and portable document format collateral using industry standard languages (HTML 5.0, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery), photography and videography, and external facing email campaigns.
Perform other duties as assigned

Posting Expires:

March 08, 2020

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Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

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