Media Coordinator

Organization Details
Organization Name: Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel presented by Cambrian Excavators Ltd.
Address: 620 St. Jean Baptiste Street
Winnipeg MB  R2H 2Y1
Website: http://www.ironmancurling.com
Organizational Description: We are a volunteer organization that arranges a outdoor curling bonspiel on the river at The Historic Forks in the winter time. Funds raised from the event go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We had 72 curling teams in 2016. Our event is the first full weekend in February. Est in 2001, we are the largest outdoor curling bonspiel in Canada.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Coordinate the media interviews, press releases and social media. Working with committee, charity and sponsors to improve the bonspiel. Updating twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Perform media interviews when possible. Edit and update emails/newsletter to curlers.
Skills Required: Public speaking skills, media experience or related field would be a benefit. Ability to update social media. Open to someone new to the field of public media for opportunity to grow skills.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Develop media and communication skills. Working with new technology. People person skills, working with a team, completion of goals. Working with the largest bonspiel in Canada. Contacts through media, sponsors and Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
The weekend of the bonspiel available for interviews. Attend monthly committee meeting for organization and preparation of bonspiel. The event is held at The Forks February 2 to 4, 2018. Draft, edit and publish content for release to curlers, public and media.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: volunteercoordinator@ironmancurling.com
Closing Date: Nov 15, 2019
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