Communications Assistant

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Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for general communications support including content creation for a variety of digital platforms. The role will contribute to strengthening brand awareness, engagement, and reputation of York University Libraries. The role also provides graphic design and video editing support for websites, social media projects, print publications and physical advertising materials, and events, ensuring content is engaging, accurate and adheres to and supports York’s central brand.


College degree with a focus on Marketing, Communications, Digital Media, Design, Arts and Media Management, Writing or Journalism, or equivalent experience in a related field.


2 years demonstrated experience in communications and marketing support. Working understanding of social media as well as web publishing and marketing platforms including WordPress, Mailchimp, and Sprout Social is considered an asset.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to write effective promotional and informational copy for internal and external audiences
  • Excellent administrative skills including solid working experience using relevant technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, etc.
  • Proficiency with design and editing software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Final Cut
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities enhanced by strong problem solving instincts and capabilities
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities
  • High-level, effective written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise levels of independence, judgement, and initiative

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

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PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

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