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Communications Specialist - Coop (Toronto, ON)

Toronto, Ontario
Job Description

Change the world at IBM.

There aren't many companies who can say they have been an integral part of the global business landscape for more than a century. While the world has changed considerably over the past 100 years, IBM, our people and our offerings have continuously led the way with business and technology innovation.

Today, we are more than a hardware, software and services provider, yet we remain true to our heritage as a team of collaborative forward-thinkers, focused on making business and society work better. We are part of the fabric of everyday life and stand for world-changing progress.

Join a company where you can make an impact and literally change the world. With so many different opportunities available – the sky is the limit!

*This Student Position resides in Toronto, ON and is a 4 (co-op) month work term commencing September, 2017.

It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work term.

What IBM Offers You?

  1. Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  2. Work on projects which are challenging and rewarding
  3. A business causal dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  4. Access to Future Blue - IBM's large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.

It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at including a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) official or unofficial transcripts.

The following job responsibilities for Communications Co-op include:

IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies is seeking a communications intern who blends proven written and oral communications skills with media relations knowledge, a flair for design, deep understanding of social media and a passion for employee engagement. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 2 years of their academic program completed, proven written and oral communications skills, demonstrated understanding of digital media channels and trends and the ability to manage multiple projects to deadline. The successful candidate will work with IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) team, the World-Wide CAS team, the IBM Design team, and IBM's Innovation Ecosystem to plan and execute successful communications initiatives designed to help build belief and advocacy for the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies brand with employees, academics, clients, business partners, industry bodies, governments and influencers

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Demonstrates written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven social media knowledge
  • Experience in digital trends
  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Design experience

Eligibility Requirements:

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.

EO Statement:

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.