Public Relations


Why You Will Love Working for Our Division

  • Team Environment - A chance to meet and work with interesting people from around the world and build lifelong friendships..
  • Leadership - A dedicated support team that focuses on YOUR needs.
  • Growth - Utilize your skills while building new ones. Gain confidence and valuable experience.
  • Variety – Every day offers new experiences.
  • Social - The most fun you will ever have at work and after work.

Calendar:

We offer 2 practicums a year for a 3 month period from:
  • January to March
  • May to July

Visit our current postings

Applications and Interviews:

Public Relations practicums are unpaid but will provide free accommodation for the term of the internship (Please note: Staff accommodation is a taxable benefit)

For winter practicums we typically accept applications in April/May and for summer practicums we typically accept applications in January/February.

If you were to be selected, we would offer you an interview either in person or over the phone as we understand that you might not be in Whistler at the time of the interviews.

Practicum Offer and Conditions:

These practicums are only open to students who are currently enrolled at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution who require this placement to complete their program.

If you are offered a practicum you will be working full time from 30-40 hours a week.

Then Whistler Blackcomb will require the following information to hire you::

  • Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Criminal Record Check (if applicable)
  • Photo Identification (Government issued, i.e., passport, driver's license, etc.)

What are the perks at Whistler Blackcomb?

Seasons Pass
  • As long as you remain an intern in good standing with Whistler Blackcomb you will have a season pass to access the mountains.

Retail
  • 25% off at all Whistler Blackcomb retail locations. (Please note that the discount percentage is off the full retail price of the item. No Staff Discount will be given on top of the sale price of an item.) List of WB Retail Shops »

Winter Rentals
  • 25% off rentals before 11am.
  • 50% off rentals after 11am (except during peak periods such as Christmas, President's Week, Spring Break and Easter - it will just be 25% during the holiday periods)
  • 25% off repairs with odd specials at 50% off
  • 20% off at Tuning Centres ~Ski service is $25 and snowboard is $30 (could be more depending on damage)

Food & Beverage
  • 50% off at all market style restaurants. (For on Mountain restaurants discount applies all day when on shift or when not at work all day except between 12-1:30pm)
  • 20% discount at Merlin's, Dusty's and GLC seven days a week (not including liquor)

Snow School
  • Free group lessons available when space allows in the right ability level
  • 20% discount on all Ski School Programs such as: Dave Murray Camps, Private Lessons, Ski Esprit, Roxy Camps, Extremely Canadian and Telemark Lessons.

Social Media Practicum

Our mission at Whistler Blackcomb is to continually strive to exceed our Guest’s expectations and to create memories for our guests and staff as the best mountain experience again and again…

Position Status: Unpaid practicum: (Full-time workload 30-40 hours/week). This position comes with a pass allowing unlimited skiing and riding at Whistler Blackcomb

Job Summary:

As a key member of the Public Relations team in the Marketing Division no two days will be the same as we strive for social media domination. As the Social Media Intern you will thrive in an exciting and fast-paced environment as you work for our guests to create the best mountain experience again and again.

Duties:

  • Drive visits by posting and monitoring Whistler Blackcomb’s social media channels and responding when necessary, under the guidance of your supervisor
  • Compile social media results and report weekly on what people are saying about Whistler Blackcomb and on what Social Media channels
  • Provide Social Media updates for various Whistler Blackcomb channels (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare)
  • Assist in coaching Whistler Blackcomb departments on how to effectively use social media.
  • Attend and participate in Whistler Blackcomb Social Media Cross Functional Team meetings
  • Update Social Media Calendar and ensure events, promotions are included
  • Take frequent pictures and basic video of current mountain and village “new-snow”/events to post on social media channels.

Qualifications:
  • Related experience or education in Public Relations/Communications preferred
  • Social Media experience a MUST. You will need experience using Foursquare, Facebook, Facebook Places and Twitter
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for skiing/riding and social media
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and Internet/online applications.
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, meeting strict deadlines and handling a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to problem solve
  • Experience within the mountain resort industry is a definite asset
  • You must be currently enrolled in a recognized Canadian post secondary school who require this  placement as part of their program.

Outcomes:
  • Experience in facilitating social media posts on behalf of Whistler Blackcomb
  • Experience in participating in cross functional team, dedicated to social media
  • Experience in assisting with social media training for Whistler Blackcomb divisions
  • Experience in social media monitoring, auditing and reporting

Our Partners

Using state-of-the-art technology, TELUS unleashes the power of the internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.

Coca-Cola offers the world's favourite beverage brand to Whistler Blackcomb guests as a part or their memorable resort experience. As the cold drink sponsor at Whistler Blackcomb, Coca-Cola brings more than ice-cold refreshment.

Glacier Fresh Beer.Brewed in the mountain town of Creston, British Columbia, Kokanee beer is famous for it’s cool, crisp glacier-fresh taste. Kokanee is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts from coast to coast in Canada.

Since 1995, GMC has been the Official Vehicle of Whistler Blackcomb. GMC trucks and SUVs give you the performance, engineering and technology to get you, your family and friends and all their gear to and from the mountain any time of the year.

Monster Energy

At Monster all our guys walk the walk in action sports, punk rock music, partying, hangin’ with the girls, and living life on the edge. Monster is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is a lifestyle in a can.

Nintendo

Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, most recently the Wii U™ and the Nintendo 3DS™. It is responsible for the creation of industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™ and Zelda™.

Smirnoff

Smirnoff is proud to be the vodka sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. From extraordinary event experiences, to the latest in Music, Nightlife and extraordinary Cocktails. The world's best cocktails start with Smirnoff.

Samsung

Samsung Canada is proud to be the official electronics partner and preferred supplier of Whistler Blackcomb. As a world leader in digital technology, Samsung Canada enables Whistler Blackcomb to enhance the resort experience in new and innovative ways.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, daily offers unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary to all the guests and patrons of Whistler Blackcomb.

American Express is the official Card of Whistler Blackcomb. The sponsorship program brings unique offers, purchase incentives and rewards for American Express® Cardmembers. ®,™: Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express

GoPro makes the world’s best selling and most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities.


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Jackson Triggs

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Arc'teryx

Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers the Arc’teryx experience.

Icebreaker

As the official base layer and sock provider of Whistler Blackcomb, Icebreaker Merino Clothing is proud to bring warmth, comfort and style on the slopes to the resort visitors. Created by nature in New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps to manage extremes of heat and cold, Icebreaker merino breathes to prevent overheating, regulates temperature, resists odour and dries in a flash.

Gore-Tex

W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of GORE-TEX® products, is proud to be the official technical fabric sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. GORE-TEX® products are wearable weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe in any kind of weather.

Avis

Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.

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