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Join TEDxYYC and be part of the magic

We are a dedicated team of over 35 volunteers that dream up, plan and pull off Canada’s largest independently organized TEDx event. We firmly believe Calgary is a great place to spread new ideas, and our audiences show up year after year. Join us on our 11th year of TEDxYYC. 

Did you know that TEDxYYC is entirely powered by the creative energy of volunteers? That’s right! An event like TEDxYYC only comes together with the support of many talented people, with diverse backgrounds and skills.

The combined experience of our team and the grassroots approach to collaboration are what make TEDxYYC so impactful! We know the diversity of talent of our team is a huge asset, giving us the ability to create a memorable event year after year.

We are looking for passionate Calgarians to fill the following roles:

TEDxYYC is an equal opportunity organizations and all walks of life are welcome to be a part of our event. We are looking for minimum one year commitment for the following volunteer positions. 

Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:
· Create and design various materials for print, digital (including web design)
· Create and design content for social media (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube)
· Video editing
· Retouching and manipulation of images
· Work with a wide range of media and use of graphic design software

Qualifications:

· Diploma or degree in graphic arts, design, or related field
· 1-5 years of experience in graphic design
· Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects
· Understanding of the design process beginning from conceptualization to development
· Knowledge of layouts, art direction, typography, and graphic fundamentals
· Knowledge of creating print ready files and pre-press production
· Familiarity with WordPress, HTML and CSS preferred
· Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, and other graphic design software
· Excellent eye for detail
· Highly organized, self-motivated with an ability to take initiative
· Ability to work quickly and provide strong designs

Time commitment: 10 – 15 hours per month

 

PR Manager

Responsibilities:
· Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies
· Seek high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media
· Build and maintain targeted media lists, and nurture relationships with key reporters
· Prepare and distribute press releases to promote TEDxYYC
· Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a quarterly basis

Qualifications:
· Diploma or degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field
· Proven experience as a Public Relations Manager
· Experience managing media relations (online, broadcast and print)
· Strong communication ability (oral and written)
· Excellent organizational skills

Time commitment: 5 – 10 hours per month.

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