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Public Relations Officer

Reporting to the Manager of Engagement, the Public Relations Officer is a passionate storyteller and writer responsible for projects that grow WAG-Qaumajuq audiences and engagement through media relations and promotional activities. The Public Relations Officer will build and strengthen relationships with media outlets and the wider public by developing WAG-Qaumajuq outreach communications.

Starting salary: $46,483

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write and distribute all media advisories and releases, and prepare materials for media events
  • Assist with developing PR strategies and pitch stories to maximize the reach and impact of WAG-Qaumajuq
  • Supervise visits from media outlets, camera crews and photographers
  • Maintain good relationships with media and facilitate interviews and articles
  • Maintain media image download site and post releases online
  • Write speaking notes for WAG representatives
  • Write, edit, and proof copy for external and internal audiences
  • Coordinate major writing projects, including myWAG magazine
  • Act as a Gallery representative in matters relating to exhibition and program promotion
  • Monitor and maintain all onsite signage and information touch points
  • Assist in the planning, development and distribution of promotional materials
  • Assist with staffing Gallery events as required
  • Assist in coordinating event photography and videography
  • Assist with the production of reports and presentations
  • Assist in responding to visitor feedback
  • Ongoing performance expectations relating to equity and anti-racism, including ongoing education, confrontation of personal biases, application of the anti-racism policy and equitable decision-making
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in Public Relations, Communications, or Journalism; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in public relations or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Strong attention to detail with complementary planning and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to form interpersonal connections with ease and professionalism
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for working directly with media and the public
  • Ability to work independently using discretion and diplomacy under pressure

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or persons who have been racialized are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At WAG-Qaumajuq, we are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace. If you are excited about this role, but your qualifications do not perfectly align with the job description, and/or you have experiential knowledge which would be an asset, we encourage you to apply and outline the applicable information in your cover letter. You may be the perfect candidate for this role or another within our organization.

ASSETS

  • Experience being interviewed on-camera and in print
  • Experience coordinating photography, videography, and editing
  • Background working with BIPOC communities
  • Working knowledge of an Indigenous language and/or French, Tagalog, or other common languages in Manitoba

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Health and Dental benefits paid for by the organization
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Matching Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Free membership to the Gallery for your household
  • Discounts at the Shop and café
  • 4-day work week in the summer through a compressed work week plan

Closing Date: July 26, 2023

Apply Now

Or by mail or fax:

ATTN: Manager of People & Culture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Email: humanresources@wag.ca
Fax: 204.788.4998

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WAG-Qaumajuq recognizes that land acknowledgements are part of an ongoing dialogue with Indigenous Nations, and we are grateful to live and work on these lands and waters. Institutionally, WAG-Qaumajuq is committed to acknowledging our colonial history and we are actively working to interrogate the Gallery’s colonial ways of being.

WAG-Qaumajuq is LEED certified.

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