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Communications Coordinator (Media) 12mth Temporary Full Time

District of North Vancouver

Job Description

If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. The District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. We are a flexible, family-friendly employer with an earned time off program and an inclusive workplace culture. This is an exciting time to join the District as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action.

The Communications Coordinator is an integral part of a small and dynamic team of Communications professionals. Working under the direction of the Manager, Strategic Communications & Community Relations, the Coordinator is primarily responsible for media relations and social media content management, ensuring alignment of District messaging across all channels.

The Coordinator serves as first point of contact for all media enquiries, coordinates responses and spokespeople as appropriate, assists staff when they are preparing for interviews, monitors media coverage, and prepares a weekly media report for senior staff and Council. This role also coordinates the District’s social media presence and performs spokesperson duties where necessary. During an emergency, the Coordinator assists with crisis communications including strategic messaging, media relations, supporting assigned spokespersons and supervising field information officers.  In addition, the Coordinator supports the position responsible for website content creation and maintenance.
 

Qualifications

You are a Communications generalist with specific skills and capacities in communications strategy, communications planning, media relations, crisis communications, social media content strategy and management, and website content management. You have knowledge of the principles, objectives, methods and standards of communications work relevant to the public sector and are able to think critically and strategically by seeing the broad implications of events. As an adaptable and mature professional you are able to understand your client’s core business objectives and create compelling and engaging content strategies to help them achieve those objectives. You possess a diploma in a related discipline (journalism, communications), plus a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional communications capacity. Public sector experience preferred. Please note that this is not a Marketing position.
 

How To Apply

If you have what we’re looking for and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people, we want to hear from you. Please apply online with your cover letter and resume at www.careers.dnv.org by November 19, 2020 to be considered for this competition.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver. Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
 
Contact For This Position
Human Resources
District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver BC V7N 4N5

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Job Location
North Vancouver BC
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Temporary
Listing To Be Posted Until
December 04, 2020
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