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September 2017

Job posting: Communications and Membership Coordinator

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AMPIA is seeking a Communications and Membership Coordinator to join our team here in Edmonton.
Responsibilities will include:

Communications:

  • Updating the AMPIA website on a weekly basis;
  • Writing, editing & layout of the weekly Members’ Newsletter;
  • Writing Media Releases and maintaining Media Relations;
  • Disseminating information about the Association & Member benefits;
  • Marketing of the Association including advertising as needed;
  • Maintaining Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.);
  • Additional communications tasks as required.

Membership:

  • Assisting with AMPIA Members’ inquiries including processing Membership applications and renewals;
  • Management of Membership database and Newsletter databases;
  • Assisting with duties related to all AMPIA events, including the Rosie Awards, Story Summit and other Professional Development and Networking events;
  • Answering inquiries arising from mail, e-mail, phone, and in-person visits;
  • Additional administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal, written and editorial communication skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of digital communications tools and practices.
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with a diverse team that includes multiple partners.
  • Ability to respond well to pressure in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Self-motivated, creative thinker with outstanding troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word Press and Social Media.
  • Familiarity with graphic design software an asset.
  • University degree in a related field an asset.
  • Marketing experience an asset.

Please ensure your letter of interest and résumé is received by AMPIA by email (info@ampia.org) no later than 4:00 PM, Friday October 6, 2017.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please note: only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Canadian Consul General Weldon Epp: Doing Business in Shanghai

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AMPIA & Calgary Economic Development to Co-Host Information Session with Canadian Consul General Weldon Epp: Doing Business in Shanghai

Tuesday Oct 10, from 1 – 3 pm
Terrace View Room
4th Floor, Calgary Global Business Centre 136 8 Ave SE, Calg AB
Admission is free. RSVP by Friday, Oct 6 to info@ampia.org

Mr. Epp will share his unique insights and experience on the opportunities for Canadian businesses in China’s fast-growing economy, including the evolving trade and investment landscape in film, television and interactive digital media. After the presentation, Mr. Epp will answer questions and there will be a short networking session.

Weldon Epp (BTh, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1991; BA [History], University of Manitoba, 1995) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996 as a foreign service officer, working first with the China and Mongolia Division and the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division. In Ottawa, Mr. Epp has also served in the Assignments Division and as director of the Policy Research Division. Abroad, he served in Beijing as second secretary and vice-consul, in Taipei as director (political/economic), in Jakarta as counsellor (political/economic) and, on short assignments, in Geneva, Islamabad and Phnom Penh. Prior to the current posting, Mr. Epp served as Canadian Consul General in Guangzhou, China.

Showcase Alberta: Up Close & Interactive with Wyonna Earp

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Attention all Earpers! Get behind the scenes of Alberta’s hit series Wyonna Earp at this special fan event on September 30 at the Calgary International Film Festival.

The Calgary-produced and Alberta-shot sci-fi phenomenon that’s been garnering attention around the globe since its debut in spring 2016. Focusing on the titular character as she learns to dispatch demons, revenants, evil spirits, and more, the series has amassed a cult following of “Earpers”, leading to a renewal for the third season to be broadcast in 2018.

Get up close and personal with the cast and creators of the show, where they’ll be offering behind-the-scenes stories, entertaining insights and little-known facts about the show to diehard fans. The event will be live-streamed for those who can’t make it, with a Q&A session to answer all your burning questions.

More info & tickets