Senior Officer, Communications
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Innovative Client Services Department, Public Info & Media Relations Service, Media Relations & Legislative
Up to 4 Full-Time Temporary Positions (up to 6 months) - 35 hours/week
$75,912.20 to $92,366.82 annually (2019 rates of pay)
City Hall,110 Laurier Avenue West
Responsible for the planning, development and coordination of comprehensive public education, awareness
and corporate communications initiatives. The Coordinator provides strategic communications advice and
support for integrated corporate initiatives and events.
Education & Experience
Four (4) year university degree in communications, journalism or public relations, or related field.
Three (3) years experience in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing and/or media relations.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
English oral, reading, writing
Effective communication tactics and techniques using traditional and web-based channels
Trends in communications industry and approaches
Microsoft Office and related software such as Adobe InDesign suite
Photography and videography
Local and current events
Effective media relations
City governance, initiatives, programs and services
Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
Ability to prepare comprehensive communications strategies
Ability to influence and inform stakeholders regarding the application of communications tactics and
Effective verbal communications, writing and editing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to liaise with graphic designers, printers, translators, advertising agencies, etc.
Ability to organize promotional and media events
Ability to be creative and think logically
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Time management skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Ability to work directly with City staff, elected officials and senior management
Ability to identify issues in the public domain
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reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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