Sample Jobs 

SFU Communication Co-op works with hundreds of employers annually and has curated long-standing relationships with large and small organizations across the country.

Here are some areas that Communication Co-op students may work in during their Co-op terms.


  • Develop concepts and strategies for an organization’s communications platforms
  • Write content for website, social media, e-news, promotional or educational material
  • Create visual content including graphics, videos, and photos


  • Write and edit materials such as articles, case studies, blog posts, newsletters, and content for digital channels
  • Conduct interviews and background research
  • Technical writing – within tech companies, write content for user instructions or interfaces, and clear communications for documentation

Marketing Communications

  • Coordinate projects in support of product or service marketing
  • Develop and/or implement marketing campaigns and related assets
  • Conduct market research
  • Analyze results of campaigns across various platforms and website analytics     

Social Media

  • Develop or enhance organization’s social media presence and engagement through platforms including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube
  • Create digital content including captions, graphics, photos, videos
  • Create content calendar and manage social media channels
  • Collaborate with relevant content partners and influencers

Event Planning

  • Coordinate logistics for corporate, charitable or on campus events
  • Solicit donations for auctions and prizes
  • Liaise with the volunteers, co-workers, event staff and special guest
  • Develop promotions or communications material to support events

Public Relations

  • Conduct traditional and social media monitoring for client and industry news
  • Craft media pitches, written pieces, and infographics to convey a story
  • Prepare research, environmental scans, presentations to support public affairs and media relations projects

Community Relations

  • Organize and implement awareness-building programs
  • Provide outreach activities and engage with the audience
  • Liaise with the special guests, stakeholders and community members


  • Create content for audio or video productions which may include storyboarding, scripting, recording, filming, or interviewing guests
  • Edit and produce recordings, videos, or podcasts utilizing specialized software and equipment

For more information to research careers in communication, see SFU Career Services.

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