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Communications Official

Town of Golden

Job Description

The Town of Golden needs a successor to our Communications Official to continue creating and managing our growing positive, pro-active and identity-driven messaging for the municipality which lies just a 3 hour drive west of Calgary central to six of the most highly acclaimed Canadian mountain parks, at the junction of the spectacular Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers, and between the peaks of the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges.

Reporting to our CAO and working with Council and the Senior Management team, the position defines objectives and plans, develops, and tactically implements communications policies, strategies, and operational messaging on behalf of the Town. It is responsible for the development of communication materials including media releases, stories, briefing notes, web copy, ad copy and design, and (when required) speaking notes. The position measures the effectiveness of campaigns and plans against key metrics and uses learnings to improve future campaigns.

We need someone with a strong understanding of all digital and social media, including Facebook and Instagram, monitors, with the ability to analyze and compile reports on analytics across all digital platforms, ensuring digital and social content aligns with the Town’s social media strategy and brand.  The position undertakes an ambassadorial role with all departments and externally with the public, appropriate stakeholders, and clients of the corporation, and acts as Relief Council Clerk as and when required.

Applicants must have a post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations or other related discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience, as well as a thorough knowledge of the principles, objectives, methods and techniques of communications, work relevant to municipal operations.  We are looking for strong skill sets in written and verbal communications including graphic design; familiarity with a variety of content styles and genres; a problem-solving approach; and the ability to function in a multi-tasking and deadline driven environment.

Duties qualifications are described in more detail on our website.

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We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit and relocation package


Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience

  • Relevant post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations or another related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Thorough knowledge of the principles, objectives, method, and techniques of communications work relevant to municipal operations.

Communications Specific Skills

  • Strong verbal communication skills, substantive editing, strong editorial, and writing skills.
  • Graphic design, photography and videography skills considered an asset.
  • Adobe Suite design knowledge.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital communications including social media strategies.
  • Demonstrated skill and proficiency in email software and web-based applications.
  • Knowledge of relevant best practices, including user experience and search engine optimization.
  • Skilled in creating a variety of content styles and genres.
  • Strong problem-solving approach.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise and compelling content.
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and collaborative work environment with changing priorities, to coordinate the work of others, and to publish to a deadline.
  • Ability to manage workload, prioritize, stay on top of demanding workload and time sensitive efforts.
  • Experience handling media relations; experience working independently in a relatively unstructured environment; a broad understanding of media and other communications channels.
  • Proven results in issues management, media relations, and social media engagement Successful candidates will require the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • CPRS Member
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships between groups.
  • Build and oversee social media content calendars to determine an appropriate timeline for posting, engaging and optimizing content specific to each platform.
  • Develop innovative content and social media strategies, work from ideation through to execution.
  • Stay up to date on Social Media news, platforms and strategies.

How To Apply

Please forward your résumé by hand, post, or email in confidence by 2:00 p.m. 
(Mountain Time), Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 to the attention of:

Jon Wilsgard, CAO/Corporate Officer
810 9th Avenue South, Box 350
Golden, BC  V0A 1H0
Phone 250-344-2271; Fax 250-344-6577

All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact For This Position
Jon Wilsgard
Town of Golden
Box 350, 810 9th Avenue South
Golden BC V0A 1H0

Telephone: 250-344-2271
Fax: 250-344-6577

Company Website: View
Job Location
Golden BC
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
April 08, 2019
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