Marketing and Communications Assistant
NI Inc. - Calgary, AB

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This newly created role will join an established team of professionals, with a global perspective on branding, marketing and communications. You will be assisting in the execution of North American and Global programs and marketing activities, including the development of compelling copy, organizing events, social media engagement and other vehicles for engaging and educating partner and end user audiences. Working in teams should be a natural forte for you, and you should love the thrill of a huge challenge and the sweet taste of victory after finishing a successful campaign.

The Marketing & Communications Assistant will be based at the head office in Calgary, Alberta and will report directly to the Group Marketing Manager.

Communications (internal and external):

  • Point of contact for submissions of blogs, posts, tweets, events, etc. Assist in the writing, proofing, and publishing of such.
  • Research, draft write and edit create compelling copy for electronic newsletters, website, brochures, social media and other writing projects as needed.
  • Presents opportunities and drafts to the Group Marketing Manager for review and/or approval.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Understanding of current social media tools, and how/when to leverage them
  • Understanding of different styles of writing, depending on communication tool and the audience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • A stickler for detail and grammar.


  • Coordinate the production of all sales collateral.
  • Prepare reports by gathering, analyzing and summarizing data from marketing campaigns.
  • Assist the Group Marketing Manager with the implementation of a complete marketing program and marketing initiatives.
  • Ensure the corporate image and brand are adhered to internally and externally.
  • Assist in the acquisition, analysis and utilization of marketing lists (customers, trade shows, etc)

Skills and Qualifications

  • A qualified candidate should have a general understanding of print production and web graphics.
  • A comprehension and appreciation for brand standards and corporate identity.

Event Management (conferences, webinars, tradeshows, training sessions, etc):

  • Work with the Group Marketing Director and other internal stakeholders on special events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and guest management.
  • Obtain quotes for costs associated and final reporting to budget.
  • Update the Events page on the website, and publishing via social media.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to make coordinate
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • General knowledge of budgets, cost centers, and ways to reduce resources/funds.
  • As there will be some travel with this position, the ability to travel freely throughout North America or abroad is a must (no travel restrictions).

MUST HAVE Skills and Qualifications to Succeed In This Role:

  • Post-secondary education (college or university)
  • Successfully managed complex projects from concept to production and driven successful results
  • Strong social media skills, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn (more than updating your Facebook status)
  • Good knowledge of marketing techniques
  • Self motivated
  • The ability to be a team player
  • Good creative skills
  • Advanced technical skills with MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint and web content management programs.
  • As there will be some travel with this position, you must have the ability to travel freely throughout North America or abroad (no travel restrictions).

TO GET TO THE TOP of The Candidates List (NOT required, but awfully nice to have):

  • 1-2 year strong graphics and layout experience
  • Working knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • General knowledge of HTML
  • Solid knowledge of Constant Contact
  • Experience in the satellite communications field

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