Centennial Research Assistant & Writer (7
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
2d ago

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Events & Member Recognition, the Centennial Research Assistant & Writer is a term position responsible for the research, analysis, and compilation of historical data related to APEGA’s 100-

year history, as well as the composition of a variety of written pieces to support the Association's centennial activities.


  • Research the history of APEGA and engineering and geoscience in Alberta using internal and external resources, including paper files, archived material, online resources, and museum content
  • Interview (and possibly record video of) key people in the engineering and geoscience professions, including previous APEGA Councillors, Past Presidents, volunteers, etc.
  • Obtain historical photographs about the professions that APEGA can use to promote its centennial
  • Produce content for different media, including websites, magazines, newsletters, and social media
  • Write copy for online purposes consistent with message strategy
  • Understand the APEGA brand and deliver accurate, on-target creative material that is consistent across all media
  • Skills & Attributes

  • Short- and long-form writing for different media
  • Appropriate research and compilation methods
  • Knowledge of a broad range of research techniques, web-based research, paper files, and personal interviews
  • Able to research and analyze research material for suitability
  • Skill in organizing archival material
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple assignments at once to meet deadlines
  • Talent for out-of-the-box thinking
  • Passionate about storytelling and able to make research material relevant
  • Experience writing for social media platforms and adapting writing for each
  • Proficiency in writing clear, grammatically correct copy and content
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact with a variety of audiences in a professional manner
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related equivalent
  • 2-4 years of experience writing for clients
  • Experience with writing for online media
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