THE DUFRESNE GROUP - POSITION DETAIL

Communication Assistant - Winnipeg Home Office

Department: Executive
Location: Winnipeg
Job Type: Summer
Salary Range: Depending on Qualifications
Description:

We are one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies!

The Dufresne Group is a one of Canada’s largest independent and most dynamic home furnishing retailers. In 26 years, we’ve grown from our first location in Kenora, Ontario to an international retailer overseeing six brands and over 140 storefronts thanks to the passion, dedication and talent of our people. 

TDG is proud to have received the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies recognition 13 consecutive times, including seven as a platinum member and to be a strong partner in our local communities through our various charitable initiatives.

We are currently seeking a Communication Assistant for our Home Office located at 116 Nature Park Way in Winnipeg, MB.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Communication Specialist, the Communication Assistant will assist in project work on a term basis (summer). The work will support the development and execution of TDG’s strategic and tactical communication plans and ensures all TDG communications are of the highest quality and reflects the standard and professionalism of the company.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES                          

  • Assist with event planning such as TDG’s annual golf tournament, Play for a Purpose
  • Assist with planning and execution of community and charitable programs
  • Support TDG’s internal website and explore opportunities for further improvement and engagement
  • Support the execution of TDG’s internal communications plan to enhance employee engagement and build awareness of the company’s strategic objectives and achievements
  • Support corporate and executive level communications  
  • Assist with writing and editing articles for internal and external distribution
  • Support communications planning for change management and corporate projects
  • Support corporate web development and marketing projects
  • Review and edit various materials
  • Provide research support for new initiatives as needed
  • Assist with video production (if within skill set)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of one year in communications, marketing or journalism program or relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid understanding of communication principles and practices
  • Experience in event planning and management is an asset
  • Experience using content management software and/or website development is an asset
  • Knowledge of video production and editing, including Final Cut Pro, is an asset

SKILLS

  • Superior writing, research and editing skills coupled with a creative flair and understanding of how to use effective communications skills and tools
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Able to manage and adapt to multiple projects and deadlines
  • Positive attitude and a desire to learn
  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrates the company’s Core competencies

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Must be able to work extra time outside of normal office hours as required

The Dufresne “Better Experience” is for everyone. Our customers, our employees – what about you?

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