Communications Specialist

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Athletigen is a user-focused business where education, awareness, and advancement of the field of personalized genetics are as important to us as great collaborative design solutions. Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Manager, we are seeking a Communications Specialist who is customer service minded with the ability to channel their exceptional communication skills to be the voice of our industry leading organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the organization’s communication strategy to build awareness, engagement and trust for the brand
  • Craft key messages for specific events, groups, initiatives or projects
  • Develop and produce newsletters, press releases, fact sheets and case studies
  • Manage customer communications including promotions, emails and more as required
  • Work closely with the Customer Service team on communication strategies for responding to issues & questions in a timely manner
  • Support all divisions through various marketing initiatives as required including printed materials, flyers, promotional products and presentations
  • Monitor media for new developments and opportunities and relevant content to distribute through our social networks
  • Create and manage monthly online content calendars
  • Work with the Social Media Coordinator on channel strategy and social campaigns
  • Contribute to website content, articles, blogs, publications and other communication materials as required
  • Define, measure and report success metrics

Core Skills

  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Athletic experience & passion
  • Strong interest in sport science, nutrition, health and technology
  • Keen interest in learning
  • Managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines
  • Getting along with people, listening and helping others

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years communication experience (preferably in agency setting)
  • University or college degree with specialization in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism
  • Strong ability to plan, prioritize, and carry out complex writing projects with high attention to detail along the way
  • Exceptional and creative communication skills (written and oral) is required

Strong Assets

  • Exposure to programs such as MailChimp & Hubspot are considered an asset
  • Strong experience using web analytics and creating reports
  • Existing relationships with journalists covering topics relevant to Athletigen
  • Experience working with Adobe programs including Photoshop & InDesign

What We Offer:

We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.

We offer a competitive salary, group health benefits and access to our Employee Share Option Plan. We work in a bright, open environment in downtown Halifax, NS. The coffee is free everyday, breakfast provided Fridays, Fit 4 Less memberships and we have the requisite ping pong table.

Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us accelerate discovery by delivering genetics to everyone.

Hours: Full-time

Location: Halifax, NS

Contact: Please send cover letter, resume & press release sample to We look forward to hearing from you.


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