Public Relations Officer

Reporting to the Engagement Supervisor, 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.

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

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

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: November 17, 2021

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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