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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Softball Canada summer job opportunity

2020 Summer Intern - Sport Media

12 February 2020
Gilles LeBlanc

Online posting: https://softball.ca/news/2020-summer-intern-sport-media.htm

Softball Canada is a non-profit member-based National Sport Organization that provides a range of opportunities for softball athletes, coaches, officials, clubs and Provincial/Territorial Softball Associations through the development, delivery and promotion of softball programs and services at the National and International level. 
Internship Opportunity: April 27 – August 28, 2020 (Five days per week or 37.5 hours)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario 


Softball Canada requires an energetic and ambitious individual for an exciting internship within our office in Ottawa.  The sport media intern will help manage all media-related inquiries, manage Softball Canada’s social media channels, write post-game stories, athlete and staff profiles, and develop highlight videos. In this position, you will offer administrative and project-related support in all areas of Softball Canada’s operations including but not limited to: development/delivery for athletes, coaches and officials, marketing and communications, sponsorship, gender equality, as well as assisting in the Canpitch and Timbits Softball Programs.


  • Create and manage social media content related to Softball Canada’s programs and services.
  • Develop and follow a social media plan/calendar to ensure proper timing and delivery of posts.
  • Track reach and engagement of social media posts.
  • Assist in marketing and promoting Softball Canada programs and services including writing articles, updating Softball Canada’s web site and media releases.
  • Assist with various administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Degree or a student in sport management, physical education, graphic design, journalism or related programs
  • Experience in any of the following areas:
    • Graphic design
    • Communications
    • Photo/video editing
    • Program development, delivery and promotion
    • Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent computer skills with Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Spark) or other photo/video editing software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both official languages (English and French)
  • A creative self-starter with the ability to work independently or as a part of a team
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills with the ability to work on a large number of projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines
  • Be registered as a full-time student in a community college or university in the 2018-2019 academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Not attending school full-time while employed in this position
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is required
  • Flexible to work occasional evenings/weekends as required 


Compensation: $15/hour (Please note that housing or transportation is not provided)
Send cover letter and resume to:
Softball Canada  Attn: Gilles LeBlanc
Suite 212 - 223 Colonnade Road
Ottawa, Ontario  K2E 7K3
Fax: 613-523-5761 or Email: gleblanc@softball.ca
We would like to thank all candidates for their applications, but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.



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