Media Relations Coordinator at RBC
Toronto, Canada Area
Media Relations Coordinator
August 2014 to Present
Corporate Communications Intern
May 2014 to August 2014
Toronto, Canada Area
LAMP Community Health Centre
Social Media Community Manager
December 2013 to July 2014
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
The Westin Ottawa
March 2011 to May 2013
Keller Williams ~ Solid Rock Realty
March 2011 to November 2011
Ottawa, Canada Area
Herald Language Institute
August 2010 to December 2010
Customer Service Representative
April 2009 to April 2010
Ontario Graduate Certificate Public Relations Toronto Ontario
2013 to 2014
Bachelor of Arts Honours Political Science: International Relations
2006 to 2010
Glengarry District High School
Ontario Secondary School Diploma-Honour Roll French Immersion 86%
2005 to 2006
St.Michael Catholic High School
2002 to 2005
• Responsible for compiling and distributing the RBC enterprise daily media clips • Created and now manage an internal media contact and communications database • Assist in drafting and pitching press releases to garner media coverage in major national outlets • Prepare news releases to send to Canadian News Wire and afterwards, distribute internal media bulletin •... • Responsible for compiling and distributing the RBC enterprise daily media clips • Created and now manage an internal media contact and communications database • Assist in drafting and pitching press releases to garner media coverage in major national outlets • Prepare news releases to send to Canadian News Wire and afterwards, distribute internal media bulletin • Support lines of business with research requests, writing assignments, media monitoring and media coverage reports
What company does Blaire West work for?
Blaire West works for RBC
What is Blaire West's role at RBC?
Blaire West is Media Relations Coordinator
What industry does Blaire West work in?
Blaire West works in the Public Relations and Communications industry.
I am a graduate of Carleton University from the Faculty of Public Affairs with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a concentration in International Relations. My volunteer experience for political campaigns and leaders, both in Canada and the U.S has offered insight into government structure and processes at different levels. I spend the majority of my free time volunteering for various organizations locally based as well as abroad and staying well connected with humanitarian causes. I have been privileged to incorporate my ultimate passion for travel and adventure into my philanthropic experiences. I recently completed a Postgraduate Public Relations certificate program with Honours at Humber College in Toronto. Following the program, I was hired as a corporate communications summer student at RBC's head office before I was offered a permanent Media Relations Coordinator position. IABC Student Member-Toronto ChapterMedia Relations Coordinator @ • Responsible for compiling and distributing the RBC enterprise daily media clips • Created and now manage an internal media contact and communications database • Assist in drafting and pitching press releases to garner media coverage in major national outlets • Prepare news releases to send to Canadian News Wire and afterwards, distribute internal media bulletin • Support lines of business with research requests, writing assignments, media monitoring and media coverage reports From August 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) Corporate Communications Intern @ • Worked on the media relations team as a summer student • Assisted the Wealth Management line of business with the promotion and release of the World Wealth Report • Created a media contact database on an internal RBC site • Presented my summer work to various teams and in management meetings From May 2014 to August 2014 (4 months) Toronto, Canada AreaSocial Media Community Manager @ Volunteer • I was responsible for developing social media content surrounding issues of public health, community relations and local advocacy-based stories for a non-profit public health care centre. • I monitored and managed the organization's Facebook page and group on a weekly basis in order to engage community members and other local non-profits in an online conversation and to raise awareness about LAMP's work. From December 2013 to July 2014 (8 months) The Westin Ottawa @ From March 2011 to May 2013 (2 years 3 months) Administrative Assistant @ • Provided administrative and secretarial support in a busy, fast-paced real estate office • Managed a switchboard phone system as well as an online database filing system for clients in addition to preparing OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) purchase and sale agreements • Arranged client meetings and showings for real estate agents From March 2011 to November 2011 (9 months) Ottawa, Canada AreaESL Teacher @ English Language Instructor at a private urban school for children ages 4-15. Prepared daily interactive lessons and assignments, conducted written tests, phone tests and supervised in class social activities. From August 2010 to December 2010 (5 months) Customer Service Representative @ Administrative/front desk tasks and responsibilities Customer service skills From April 2009 to April 2010 (1 year 1 month) Ontario Graduate Certificate, Public Relations, Toronto, Ontario @ Humber College From 2013 to 2014 Bachelor of Arts Honours, Political Science: International Relations @ Carleton University From 2006 to 2010 Ontario Secondary School Diploma-Honour Roll, French Immersion, 86% @ Glengarry District High School From 2005 to 2006 French Immersion @ St.Michael Catholic High School From 2002 to 2005 Blaire West is skilled in: Customer Service, Time Management, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Teamwork, Public Speaking, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Customer Satisfaction, PowerPoint, Team-oriented, Leadership, Fundraising, Social Networking
Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), Judging (J)
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