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Communications Co-op Student
Location CA - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Number of Open Positions 1
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Communications Co-op Student

Reference Number:          8813
Department:                      Communications & Public Affairs                              
Halifax, NS                          
Type of Employment:     
Term, FT (May – August 2022)

*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). ***

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Communications Co-op Student.

Please be aware there is a possibility that this will be a work-from-home position should directives from the Public Health or NS Power recommend this course of action in response to COVID-19.


You will be responsible as the primary writer, editor and layout coordinator of NSP’s weekly internal employee newsletter; supporting our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram); planning communications for special projects; planning/executing special events; providing media research and analysis; being part of the communications response team during major storms and crises.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:  

You must be working towards a Public Relations degree and have completed the first two years of your degree.

You have the ability to work independently, learn quickly, and adapt to a fast-paced environment; strong writing skills and organizational skills; ability to work well with a wide variety of internal stakeholders; experience with Photoshop and InDesign is considered an asset; experience designing infographics and doing simple video-editing is considered an asset.

Reports to:   Senior Communications Advisor

Form of Application:   Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting.  Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form. 

Salary:   To commensurate with qualifications and experience

Must Be Received By:  All interested candidates should apply no later than September 27 2021.

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included.

We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.

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