Position: Bilingual Mining Co-op Student Job Description (35 hours per week for 16 weeks)

Refined Substance provides communications and marketing services primarily to the mining industry. Mining, like many other industries, has a unique lexicon of technical language, terminology, acronyms and ways of operating that are sometimes difficult for those outside the industry to comprehend. Refined Substance takes the substance of the information that its clients are seeking to communicate and refines it so that its meaning and significance is easily understood by any number of target audiences, be they investors, senior managers with limited mining background, media, employees, or the general public.

We are looking for a bilingual (English and French) Mining Co-op Student to join our team for a 4-month work term beginning in January 2023 to help in providing these services to our current roster of clients. The selected candidate will be responsible for:

a) Investor Relations:

  • Adapting technical reports to corporate presentations and optimizing the look and feel of Powerpoint presentations to investors
  • Creation of fact sheets / flyers and banners/graphic displays for exhibit spaces
  • Attendance representing clients at trade shows and conferences

b) Website Content Creation and Adaptation

  • Working with geologists, engineers and technical teams to create and adapt content for websites, in English and French as well
  • Working with a graphic designer to optimize the look and feel of websites in keeping with client’s brand identity and expectations
  • Ensuring that websites are user-friendly
  • Updating content as needed

c) Marketing Materials

  • Working with a graphic designer to create stunning, effective sales brochures and other printed marketing materials
  • Assisting with the conceptualization and production of promotional videos and images

d) Social Media Management

  • Development of key messages/story ideas for client’s social media channels
  • Creating content for blogs and social media posts
  • Monitoring mentions of clients in social media

Technical Qualifications:

  • Understanding of technical concepts related to mining
  • Strong writing, editing and adaptation skills in English
  • Strong writing, editing and adaptation skills in French
  • Basic graphic design skills (Photoshop etc) – (an asset)
  • Knowledge of software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Internet browsers, email etc
  • Owns a computer, has Internet access, and has the ability to work alone remotely with regular check-ins with the team via Zoom or other means

Personal Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with a healthy respect for deadlines
  • Imaginative and motivated
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Interested in learning new skills
  • Open to occasional travel – to project sites and/or to conferences
  • Attention to detail

This is a full-time, 16-week position that will offer 35 hours of work per week. To apply, please send your CV and covering email to info@refinedsubstance.com

For more information about Refined Substance, visit www.refinedsubstance.com.

Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.