Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce News

We’re hiring! We’re looking for a Communications Specialist to join our team for the summer.

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program and candidates must meet the requirements of the program which include being between 15 and 30 years of age and having status as a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee.  

This is a short-term temporary role, for 8 consecutive weeks. 35 hours per week at $18.00 per hour. 

The Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce team is looking for a self-starter who has a strong grasp on digital marketing, corporate communications and social media to help us tell our story as we celebrate the 2023 Business Excellence Awards presented by MNP. 

The position will be a mix of in-person and remote work. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to be active in the community and create real communication pieces for real audiences.  

This role is ideal for a 3rd or 4th year student who is Majoring in Journalism, Communications or Digital Marketing. An interest in business, politics and community is considered an asset. 

Your Role – Business Excellence Awards Focus  

  • Connect and engage with Kamloops & District Chamber members across various sectors and industries to help us to communicate our story and highlight our membership and the Business Excellence Awards through a variety of mediums, including videos, images, blog posts, newsletters and social media posts.  
  • Engage in discussion and post to our preferred social media channels, including: LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.  
  • Create and schedule social media posts that will grow our audience, engage our members and support fulfilling sponsorship requests.  
  • Support membership retention and engagement goals through engaging on social media 
  • Attend events in the community to enhance the Chamber’s presence on social media and improve digital engagement 

Your Skills 

  • Words like alt text, SEO, backlinks, landing pages and keyword research are the norm in your vocabulary 
  • You write informative blogs and social media copy that adapt to our corporate tone, but is infused with your own flare 
  • You know which trends are emerging that we should be paying attention to, whether it is a new tool to pilot or topic that will soon blow-up 
  • You are able to frame videos/photos professionally using a phone 
  • You can give direction to subjects to capture high-quality images/videos using a phone 
  • You rarely start an article with Webster’s Dictionary defines… 
  • You are self-motivated and keen to bring new ideas to the table 
  • Able to move seamlessly through digital tools effortlessly from HubSpot to Facebook to OneDrive and so forth. 
  • Ability to write content that inspires engagement on social media platforms 

Proficient In: 

  • Microsoft Suite 
  • Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn 
  • Canva 
  • Used Scheduling software like Later or HootSuite 
  • Experience in HubSpot or Salesforce an asset 
  • Experience with Zapier an asset 

Bonus Points 

  • Interest in business or politics and writing for business or political audiences 
  • Demonstrates the desire to create impact with your work 
  • Ability to set up and test communication automations 
  • You know how to make Reels 

The job:

  • This 8-week position will start on Tuesday, July 4 and will end on Tuesday, August 29
  • The Chamber is committed to creating an inclusive environment. We are seeking those who can represent the diversity of the communities we serve including but not limited to: gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic backgrounds or education levels. We encourage candidates with experience in any business sectors. 

How to apply:

  • Review the job description
  • Send your resume and cover letter to Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director: acacia@kamloopschamber.ca
  • Apply by 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 31
  • Candidates will be notified by Friday, June 9
  • Candidates will be interviewed between June 12 – 19

About the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce: 

The Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to support over 700 business and not for profit members by providing members opportunities to grow their business and become community leaders through benefit opportunities & professional development programming, including like the Business Excellence Awards, industry specific focus groups, networking luncheons, committees, peer lead seminars and much more. The Chamber is a non-profit Organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents, and other community groups who work together to ensure a healthy economic and social base to benefit the entire community. The Chamber works to facilitate healthy dialogue to raise and discuss the city’s business, economic, educational, environmental, and government opportunities and concerns to aid the growing #kambiz community.   

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