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Job Type

Position Type

Application Deadline Date
March 31, 2023

Salary Range
$2000 Honorarium ($500/month)

Job Location

Employment Type
Intern / co-op

Expected Start Date
May 2, 2023

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Organization:             GWN Events
Address:                      1 Westside Drive, Unit 3, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1B2
Phone:                         416.962.8899
Contact:                      Carolyn Lee
Title:                            VP, Sales & Marketing

Position:         Sales & Marketing Internship
Work term:     May 2023 – August 2023

Job Description:

About GWN: Proudly Canadian but with international reach, GWN is an expert in developing and managing innovative event experiences, from grassroots to the global stage. Our core focus is creating, selling and producing inspiring events that engage, have a lasting impact, and move our partners forward.

Each year, GWN produces more than 50 events across North America including watersports and running. GWN offers start-to-finish event management services, corporate team-building experiences, and social marketing initiatives.

GWN Events is looking for a Sales & Marketing intern. The successful candidate will take with them valuable experience into the world of event sales & sponsorship from event marketing, marketing collateral development, relationship selling and general business development. There will be training provided during the first few days of the internship, along with day-to-day training as the internship progresses.

If you are a self-starter, results oriented, well organized, and sweat the small details, then this is the job for you.

Responsibilities and duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Provide sales support and business development for GWN Events (Major League Dragon Boat Series, SuperPower 5K/10K)
  • Provide comprehensive research for partnership targets
  • Team and vendor sales for GWN events
  • Activation, fulfillment of all contractual obligations for sponsors, vendors, corporate experience sessions
  • Development of marketing and sales materials and sponsorship proposals
  • Assist in creating social media content for all platforms (Instagram & Facebook)
  • Assist with design components for website, newsletters and social media
  • Market research and recommend best practices for building brand awareness, social media, marketing and consumer engagement
  • Assist with general business support and other duties as required

Required and desired skills and background:

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Strong attention to detail and quality service
  • The ability to work in a team environment and work independently
  • The ability to work accurately under tight deadlines and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proven results-oriented and sales orientation
  • Sales experience an asset
  • Knowledge of digital trends
  • Basic knowledge of marketing and marketing strategies
  • Experience in social media engagement with bloggers on Instagram & Facebook
  • Knowledge and experience in Adobe programs (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and In Design) is an asset
  • Proficient computer skills in MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Flexibility to work remotely and/or at the office

Total Honorarium (4 month term): $2,000 plus event travel expenses

How to apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Sales & Marketing Internship Application”.

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