Position Description 

The Design and Marketing Assistant provides design, production, coordination, and publishing assistance to the Marketing and Communications Department. Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Design and Marketing Assistant executes materials for print and digital distribution. These materials may range from printed menus, brochures, and posters, to digital support for social media, web, and electronic bulletin boards. The role will be dominantly production-focused, with some room for design innovation.

Employment Type: Full-Time, summer


The Design and Marketing Assistant role was created to fit the developing skill set of a current student in one of the following programs. Students of other programs with equivalent skills and experience will also be considered.

  • • ACAD: Visual Communications Design • MRU: Bachelor of Communication – Information Design • SAIT: New Media Production and Design • SAIT: Graphic Communications and Print TechnologyResponsibility

    Create marketing and communication materials for a number of different clients

  • Prepare files for print
  • Coordinate printing of materials (in-house, digital printing and bindery)
  • Provide graphics support for digital media
  • Manage shared files and photo library
  • Adhere to corporate graphic standards that are unique to each client
  •  Other administrative duties as they arise
  • Date Submitted:  February 2020Reason for Submission: (Check One)  Update    Re-evaluation of Position    New Position, Initial Evaluation  on

    Skills and Experience

    Detail oriented with the ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Organizational skills; ability to set priorities, organize work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design principles and typography
  • Strong computer, file management and print production skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with other team members
  • Receptive to client feedback
  • Strong understanding of English grammar and spelling; ability to proofread