Communications Coordinator

Surrey, BC
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Michelle Yelverton

Job Description:

We are seeking a Communications Coordinator for a long term temporary opportunity onsite in Surrey, BC with our client.

The Communications Coordinator co-ordinates the development, production and distribution of corporate and marketing communications: receives, and reviews requests from internal clients. They will develop communications plans, suggest appropriate communications and manage media and advertising strategies. 

Acts as project leader for communication projects: 
*Develops and manages production schedules to ensure optimal use of internal resources, and the timely delivery of projects 
*Briefs creative group of project goals participates in creative development as appropriate reviews drafts of copy and proofs from creative, and routes for review 

Media Placement 
*In liaison with media placement agency, advertising agency, or creative/design studios, implements media plans, sets schedules, and recommends budget allocations. 
*Liaises with newspapers, radio stations and other publications to book advertisements. 

Production Process 
*Sources, interviews and negotiates with suppliers, analyzes quotations to provide cost estimates to internal clients, assesses their work and makes decisions on supplier selection for projects. 
*Generates purchase requisitions to ensure proper job specifications are provided to outside suppliers, and reconciles invoices against quotations. 
*Manages production docket system including library of all production materials. 
*Proof-reads materials, and inspects pre-press artwork to ensure quality. 
*Attends press checks as required. 
*Ensures that all finished advertising materials are sent to clients, suppliers, publications, or other destinations. 

*Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job. 

*Completion of a recognized diploma in Marketing, Advertising, or equivalent, including courses in Print Production or Graphic Design. 
*Two (2) to three (3) years directly related relevant experience. 
*Thorough knowledge of procedures involved in print production, including pre-press and printing technology. 
*Thorough understanding of the use of communications media (collateral, web, advertising - print, radio, TV, online) to achieve client’s objectives. 
*Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate the quality of supplier’s work and evaluate estimates for accuracy. 
*Strong communications planning and project management skills with demonstrated sound budgeting and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines. 
*Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proof-reading skills. 
*Sound knowledge of PC and Mac computer environments, systems, and peripherals. 
*Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat Outlook, and project management software. 
*Familiarity with Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Should be web savvy.