UNB Research

We're hiring: Come help us tell our research story this summer!

Author: UNB Research

Posted on May 28, 2021

Category: Research Services

UNB's Office of Research Services is looking to fill two summer Marketing Coordinator positions through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Title: CSJ - Marketing Coordinator (Research Engagement)
Location: Remote (Fredericton or Saint John), but see note.
Duration: 8 weeks, 35 hours per week
Wage: $15/hour

Job location note: Most of the work can be done remotely, although there may be some on-campus activity required (all COVID-19 protocols will be followed); preference will be given to candidates who are located in the Fredericton or Saint John areas for this reason.

Position description:

The employee will support an engagement strategy to build awareness and knowledge of research activity at UNB across multiple audience groups, with a strong emphasis on web-based audio/video media.

The employee will report to the Office of Research Services's Marketing and Communications Officer, and will work closely with the Government Relations, Associated Alumni, Marketing and Communications offices.

They will lead the creation of a slate of high-quality content on identified topics, projects and researchers. They will also support the creation and production of additional audio and video content as needed.

The employee will be responsible for generating research activity-related content for public dissemination, to better connect audiences with the activities, capacities, and contributions of UNB research/researchers. The employee will work in a variety of media and with a variety of content types and platforms.

Day-to-day tasks may include:

  • Creating written content for social media and web
  • Working with creative tools, templates, etc. to create engaging, public-facing content.
  • Creating rich media content (recording, editing, publishing, etc.) for online dissemination.
  • Supporting other research engagement projects through, e.g., data entry in public-facing portals, meeting with researchers and administrators, finding relevant content to share, engaging with partners, etc.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program;
  • Have access to reliable, high-speed internet;
  • Possess strong written and verbal English-language communication skills;
  • Be motivated and comfortable working independently, while also possessing strong collaboration and relationship building skills;
  • Be able to understand complex ideas and simplify them for a general audience; and
  • Be able to work to a deadline.

The ideal candidate will have a familiarity and comfort with the creation, production and dissemination of media including some combination of written media, podcasts, videos, and live webcasts, including coaching guests, conducting interviews, and editing and publishing content.

They will be creative, innovative and interested in exploring the full potential of these media. They will also be able to balance this creativity with the need produce work that reflects the professionalism of the institution and that conforms to brand standards.

The following would be considered asset qualifications:

  • Experience developing processes for ongoing content creation and distribution.
  • Knowledge of UNB, its research, and the New Brunswick context will be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with digital audio and/or video equipment, programs or processes.
  • Familiarity with social media management tools and/or web content management systems.
  • Experience writing for a public audience.
  • An interest in mobilizing research knowledge through engaging content.

To apply:

  • UNB students should apply through the Experience UNB platform if possible;
  • Send a resume and cover letter to j.elder@unb.ca by Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. AT.