Communications and Events Coordinator

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Communications and Events Coordinator

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is a non-profit cultural services industry association supporting Alberta magazine publishers, their staff, and contributors through professional development, programming, promotion, and advocacy to foster industry growth. We are seeking a full-time communications and events coordinator to join our small but mighty team.

Job Description

The communications and events coordinator is responsible for a wide range of tasks including association communications, events planning and general office duties.

This role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Frequently updating the website (WordPress) with postings sharing the latest association, member and industry news, events, jobs and resources. This includes writing blogs and compiling website postings for the monthly e-newsletters and collaborating with site developers to update and streamline processes in the website.
  • Coordinating virtual and in-person professional development events, from a webinar series and annual Alberta Magazines Conference to the Alberta Magazine Awards program. This includes the creation, tracking and troubleshooting of online registration and awards submissions; email and social media event promotion; bookings for venue, speakers and AV; coordinating and supervising duties of any on-site event volunteers.
  • Engaging with the membership and magazine media community via social media (primarily Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), promoting the association, membership and industry in keeping with best practices and trends.
  • Managing the association’s internship program, which includes soliciting applications, maintaining all paperwork and reporting files, and administering funds within the program budget.
  • Assisting the executive director with annual grant applications and reports.
  • General office administration duties including invoicing and A/R.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree or diploma in communications, public relations or event management.
  • One to three years of relevant communications experience.
  • Demonstrated abilities in executing communications, meeting deadlines, and managing multiple priorities; as well as event planning and implementation.
  • Exceptional publication-quality writing for diverse audiences (including online) and keen editing skills.
  • Experience using a variety of social media channels.
  • Experience using a web content management system, specifically WordPress in addition to virtual meeting and conferencing platforms.
  • Customer service attitude.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a small team environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and take on new tasks, projects and responsibilities as assigned.

To apply submit your cover letter and resume by March 8, 2021 to the executive director, at

Salary: $40,000/year

Thank you for your interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AMPA is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a respectful and diverse work environment. AMPA supports the principles of employment equity and encourages all qualified members of the designated groups to apply.

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