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Communications Advisor, Waste Services

City of Edmonton

Job Description

The Communications and Engagement Department is looking for a dynamic, talented and experienced communications professionals to join our team. If you are interested in working with our Waste Services team to help develop and deliver strategic communications plans and products that inform Edmontonians about key services, programs and initiatives, let’s talk! 

In this fast-paced work environment and with a commitment to our Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will: 
  • Contribute to ensuring the City is informing citizens about Waste Services programs and initiatives in timely, open, honest and transparent ways, using accessible and user-friendly communication channels 
  • Consult and identify communications needs and options by serving as an advisor to senior leaders managing both operational areas as well as planning and development priorities 
  • Lead the development, implementation, planning and management of short and long-term communications strategies to support Waste Services 
  • Build strong relationships with partners, colleagues and external stakeholders 
  • Write and edit a variety of materials, including communications and issues management plans, news releases, social media, speeches, key messages, backgrounders, letters, briefing notes, web content, articles, brochures, presentations and promotional materials for a range of audiences 
  • Proactively and reactively manage emerging issues and media relations to protect the reputation of the corporation 
  • Provide coaching and support for media interviews 
  • Organize and coordinate events, including writing speaking notes, liaising with participants and producing other materials that may be required 
  • Develop and lead the production of communication materials and plans, manage suppliers and consultants and ensure products meet corporate standards, business objectives and are on or under budget
  • Achieve results in a respectful and inclusive manner


  • University graduation in a communications, public relations or related discipline, supplemented by a minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in a corporate communications, public relations or public affairs position
  • Diploma in a communications, public relations or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in a corporate communications, public relations or public affairs position 
  • Minimum of 2 years (degree) to 4 years (diploma) experience in creating, developing, implementing and evaluating communication plans, social marketing initiatives and media relations (preparing spokespeople and acting as a spokesperson) 
  • Exceptional writing, editing and storytelling skills with extensive knowledge of communications practices, principles and techniques 
  • Experience building strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels of an organization, including senior leaders managing operational and policy/program areas, and contractors or consultants 
  • Superior issues identification, management and media relations skills 
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills 
  • Strong project management and event planning skills 
  • Experience and proficiency with contemporary computer technologies (e.g. Google platform, Microsoft Word, Adobe suite, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of City of Edmonton initiatives and programs related to traffic, waste services and urban form development would be an asset 
  • Accreditation in the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) would be an asset 
  • After-hours work is required to ensure communications services during peak operational periods or during unanticipated events affecting program and service delivery 

How To Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer. 
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. 

Up to one temporary position for up to 11 months 

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday. After-hours work may be required during peak operational periods or during unanticipated events affecting program and service delivery. 

Salary: $43.384 - $54.671 (Hourly) 

Talent Acquisition Consultant: RF/KC
Classification Title:   Public Information Officer II
Posting Date :   Aug 19, 2019
Closing Date :   Aug 26, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to) :   1   -   Temporary   Full-time
Union:   CSU 52
Department :   Communications
Work Location(s) : 11th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue Edmonton   T5J 0J4
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City of Edmonton

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Job Location
Edmonton AB
Job Level & Type
Senior Level
Full Time Contact Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
September 21, 2019
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