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Job Opportunity - Marketing Assistant

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Position:Marketing Assistant

Department:Marketing
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Term: Effective immediately for approximately 6 months

SUMMARY: The Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Marketing Manager and Marketing Coordinator to implement Canucks Sports & Entertainment promotional initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(other duties may be assigned as required)

Administrative:
  • In collaboration with the Director, Brand Management and the Assistant, Client Service & Ticket Operations, ensure that all contra and "comp plus" ticket deals are administered to the satisfaction of our media partners
  • Coordinate meeting logistics for Director, Brand Management, including booking meeting rooms, ordering lunches, coordinating A/V requirements, etc.
  • Facilitate ordering and sending out “Thank You” gifts/cards and holiday season cards
  • Develop, implement and maintain an organized central Marketing filing system
  • Coordinate all marketing-related promotional tickets, merchandise and giveaways throughout the season
Online:
  • Coordinate content, schedule and tracking for all E-News communications and organize online contests, including planning, promotion, execution and follow-up
  • Write, edit and execute all newsletters for E-News database
  • Research events, websites, and promotions in other markets and leagues
Promotional:
  • Administer the Rogers Sportsnet and Pay-Per-View Promos – content, scheduling, communication and tracking, including careful consideration of sponsorship requirements
  • Develop and execute a plan for media drops throughout the season, which includes determining key dates/events, outlining level of communication (e.g. on-air personalities vs. media partners only), pre-ordering and assembling appropriate gifts and communication pieces
  • Execute promotion of ticketing initiatives with Ticketmaster
  • Distribute promotional posters (e.g. elevators, concourses, HSBC schedule posters)
  • Oversee the updating of the external matrix board
  • Oversee all contests – work with student associate to follow up with contest winners (E-News, Fan Club Canucks.com, Canucks TV Pay-Per-View, Mobile), make initial contact, ensure waiver is completed and coordinate delivery of prizes.
  • Proof ads and promotional materials
  • Ensure that PNG ad tracking spreadsheet and calendar is up to date and book print ads

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of one year experience working in media and advertising, specifically in the areas of promotions and marketing
  • A diploma or certificate in commerce, marketing, communications, business or related field is preferred
  • A good understanding of all forms of media (print, outdoor, radio, TV, web)
  • A good understanding of internet marketing and communication
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, and MS Outlook
  • An understanding of HTML basic coding an asset
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by event and promotions schedule

KEY ATTRIBUTES:
  • Cheerful, embraces fun and celebration in the workplace
  • High degree of personal integrity and honesty
  • Works cooperatively, strives to meet team goals
  • Excellence through innovation, commitment and continual improvement
  • A passion for success
  • Works with enthusiasm, dedication, respect and pride
  • Strong customer/fan focus
  • Receptive to new ideas and approaches, adapts well to change
Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter, specifying position applied for, no later than October 5, 2009. It is preferable that you apply online by accessing our website at www.canucks.com; alternatively you may fax your application to (604) 899-7451.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
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