Communications Associate - Winter Internship

August 8 2022
Industries IT: Services
Categories Information technology, Information Technology, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
Edmonton, AB
Note: This opportunity is for current students that are looking for a full time internship from January - April, 2023. This opportunity is funded by Mitacs.

As the Communications Associate and as a member of the Communications team you will play an essential role in supporting growth through storytelling to highlight how artificial intelligence can help propel business, as well as building brand reputation and visibility for AltaML and its ventures. Using plain language and clear messaging, this team ensures accessibility of complex AI/ML subject matter to wide audiences, while resonating with target audience needs. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a wealth of communications experience for a rapidly-growing company. You will work closely with the Communications Specialist on a number of communication functions and work collaboratively on amplifying the AltaML brand (and ventures as required) through earned media and owned channels. There are also opportunities to work collaboratively with teams across the organization as part of the business operations team.

What You'll Do:

    • Provide recommendations for enhanced clarity of messaging.
    • Work collaboratively with the Communications Specialist on strategic communications such as drafting key messages, announcements, press releases, and overall communication plans.
    • Ensure consistency and adherence to brand voice and maintain brand integrity on all external communications and collateral.
    • Take technical concepts around software development and artificial intelligence and translate them into plain language in a way that helps highlight the way these technologies can help propel business.
    • Contribute to drafting strategic social media posts and brainstorm ideas on developing strategic and engaging social media content for company announcements and other partnership/sponsorship agreements.
    • Support coordination relating to design requests for social media posts, announcements, and other collateral as required.
    • Brainstorm ideas and proactively pursue media opportunities and other tactics to amplify brand and visibility in all markets.
    • Support internal communications.
    • Other duties as required to support the portfolio.

What You Bring:

    • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program related to Business, Communications or other
    • You are a strong communicator, creative and strategic thinker with an understanding or interest in building brand reputation and storytelling.
    • You have experience working and collaborating in cross-functional teams.
    • You are capable of managing a number of projects simultaneously with various timelines and teams.
    • You have a solid understanding of how to build engaging social media content.
    • You have an interest in technology and innovations.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
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