Event Time and Date

Tuesday, April 18 2017, 12:00 PM to Friday, May 12 2017, 10:00 PM

Journalism and Communication Assistant


Early May – June 16, 2017

Approximately 30 hours

This volunteer position is to provide journalism and communications support for a youth-led community event in Abbotsford on May 26, 2017. The Art of Storytelling event is designed to inspire youth and young adults through a full day of conversation, peer-to-peer networking, and contribute to the creation of a public artwork.

As the Journalism and Communications Assistant you will work alongside Fraser Basin Council staff to:

Support the development of a media communication strategy for the project

  • Assist with pre-event promotion and participant recruitment through various traditional media outlets (i.e. local newspapers, UFV campus radio station, community radio stations)
  • Attend the Art of Story Telling event from 9am – 5pm on Friday, May 26th 2017 at Trethewey House in Abbotsford
  • Gather information throughout the day to write post event materials
  • Write at least 2 newspaper articles for publication in local or campus newspapers to generate interest from youth to attend
  • Write at least 2 newspaper articles that summarize the event highlights for publication in local newspapers after the event.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be currently enrolled at the University of the Fraser Valley in a communications or journalism related program or will return to UFV in September 2017
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Dependable, reliable and highly organized
  • The ability to synthesize information into engaging and informative articles for diverse audiences, including youth and young adults
  • Effective communicator in both written and oral formats
  • Posses the ability to to create an effective communications strategy to recruit participants for a youth-focused event
  • Posses the ability to connect with local newspapers and radio stations to communicate before and after the youth event.

INTERESTED? Please contact kyouwe@fraserbasin.bc.ca or call 604 488 5367


Trethewey House Heritage Site

2313 Ware St, Abbotsford
Event Categories:

CCR Eligible Experience, Community Connections, Experiential Learning, Leadership Development, Networking , Personal Development, Professional Development, Volunteer

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