Job Opportunity: Digital Content Producer

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Are you a wizard when it comes to making gifs? Are your tweets so elegantly written they’d make 2Pac blush (he’s still alive and in Malaysia)? If so, you’re perfect for the position of Digital Content Producer with Island. We offer a creative work environment, flexible hours, and a job you’ll never want to leave.

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THE DEAL

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Health spending account
  • Flexible work environment
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Access to the beer fridge and cappuccino machine

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create copy for client websites, social media, and other messaging streams
  • Work with clients to provide content strategy, editorial calendars, and other guidance as it relates to their content marketing
  • Take photographs and edit as required for websites, or other media

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as a copywriter
  • Proven photography skills
  • Photoshop skills
  • Experience with SEO and SEM
  • Fluent in social media
  • Ability to work independently and make this position their own

WHAT WILL REALLY IMPRESS US

  • Demonstrate a good eye for design
  • Experience with Videography, 3D, and VR
  • Good sense of humour
  • A pink dog

To Apply

Please email a resumé and portfolio to careers@weareisland.com. Posting closes December 14, 2018. Apply early, as the position may be filled before the deadline.

Andrew Scott   |   November 20, 2018

E-commerce webinar July 17th

Are you looking to start an online business or create a new revenue stream for an existing business?

Are you wondering which solution you should use, whether or not you should build an app, whether you should go the DIY route or hire a developer?

Then you should definitely join the WESK webinar on e-commerce tomorrow July 17th, from 12pm to 1pm.

During this hour I’ll be covering all of the most common questions first time e-commerce store owners have. We’ll look at which tools you should use based on where you’re at in your business, as well as your business type and much more.

And there will be a Q&A session at the end so we can delve deeper into your particular issues.

See you then!

Jill

Jill Ferron   |   July 16, 2018

Entrepreneur Networking – March 2

If it’s a bit of a slow week, why not wrap things up with a networking event. Come meet some fellow entrepreneurs at Sype’s March First Friday event tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 at Drift Vista Lounge.

Major perk: there’s a door prize for attendees… You might win a pair of tickets to Michelle Obama’s talk on March 22nd!

See you there!

Jill Ferron   |   March 1, 2018

Win a ticket for tonight’s Prairie Investment Forum!

We’re all going to the 1st Annual Prairie Investment Forum hosted by Co.Labs, and we want you to come!

Just comment on our Instagram post for a chance to win a free ticket, and we’ll message the lucky winner this afternoon.

The Prairie investment forum will showcase startups from each Prairie Province, investors from North America, and Sask expats working in tech.

See you at 7pm at the Delta Bessborough!

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 21, 2018

Entrepreneur meetup – Feb. 15

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan is hosting another meetup this Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm at Village Guitar and Amp. It’s open to everyone, bring your family and friends to this cool event featuring Rauncie Kinnaird of Sandy Shores Resort and Kinnaird Bagpipes.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 13, 2018

Island Treasures – Olympic Edition

One of my favourite part about the olympics is seeing the design that comes out of the host country. It gives us an idea of what design trends are happening in other countries, and can often serve as good inspiration to use on our local projects. So in honour of the opening of the Olympic Games, here are our Island Treasures, Olympic Edition.

Andrew Scott   |   February 9, 2018

SABEX AWARDS GALA NIGHT – FEB 8

This year’s Sabex Awards will be held on Thursday Feb. 8th, at Prairieland Park. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors will be presenting the local individuals and organizations that have raised the standards for the community.

Some of the categories we’ll be looking out for are:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year,
  • New Business Venture Award,
  • Marketing Award,
  • New Product or Service Award (hello 3D printing café!)

Cocktail starts at 5, dinner at 6, and tickets are available here from $150 per person.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 6, 2018

Grow your Business in Saskatchewan & Beyond

This event, hosted by WESK at Village Guitar & Amp, features three women entrepreneurs:  Katherine Regnier of Coconut CalendarAngela Propp Schmidt of Redwillow Organics, and Serese Selanders of Kasiel Solutions. These entrepreneurs know what they’re talking about: Coconut Calendar just raised $4.2 million in a series A funding, following a first-round funding of $700,000 just last year!

If you’re interested in hearing about how they are growing their respective businesses of agriculture, technology and science at home and internationally, come check it out!

Events are $30 for members and non-members, tickets are available here.

See you there!

 

Jill Ferron   |   January 31, 2018

How to use Google for Business

Looks like this week’s all about growing your business!

If you’re ready to gear up and accelerate your business, but need a hand on the more practical “how to” questions, you won’t want to miss out on this luncheon. Nathan Woroniuk from WDiT Business Solutions will be talking about Google for Business, what is it and how can you use it to your best advantage.

Tickets are $20 and include lunch, the event is at SREDA this Wednesday January 31st, from 12 am – 1 pm.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   January 30, 2018

Island Treasures – Fuck the Poor, Emoji Lists, and a Dog Playing Bagpipes

Hey everyone, are you ready for more Island treasures? We’re hoping you’re enjoying stopping by and hopefully you’re getting some sweet sweet inspiration from these heading into the weekend! By now you know the drill, but if you’re new around here Island treasures is a regular instalment where we show you some of the coolest things around the web we’ve found over the past week or so. This includes things from design resources to funny videos to everything in between that helps our day-to-day process whether we’re working or playing!

Cody Schumacher   |   January 26, 2018