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Communications Specialist

Winnipeg Airports Authority

Job Description

The Organization

The Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is a community-based, non-share capital corporation that operates, manages, maintains and invests in the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. Operating on a multi-site property, the WAA is responsible for airport operations, security, facilities, parking, ground transportation and communications. 

With an ever-expanding airport campus, WAA is a critical player in the development of one of Canada’s strategic transportation hubs. As a perennial “Top Manitoba Employer”, the WAA prides itself as an organization that attracts engaged employees with the right skills, in the right place, and at the right time.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the Communications Specialist is responsible for the implementation and support of various aspects of the organization’s communications plan for the Airport.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain, update and recommend changes, additions or modifications to the organization’s communication channels to tell the story of the airport;
  • Assist in responding to media inquiries and requests for interviews, prepare media releases and backgrounders, maintain media lists, and media monitoring and reporting;
  • Support the Manager in organizing key events, writing speeches and other functions;
  • Maintain, update and recommend changes, additions or modifications to the organization’s internal communication channels aligned with the organization’s strategic priorities;
  • Monitor external and internal communications channels for issues which could potentially have an impact on the airport to allow for the opportunity for a proactive solution;
  • Participate in simulated emergency exercises and remain current with the crisis communications plan;
  • Maintain the media library; and
  • Generate and provide ad hoc reports as required on various communication metrics.


Selection Criteria include:

  • Post-secondary education in Communications or a related field;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, communications experience preferred;
  • Bilingual (French-English) proficiency in both oral and written communications;
  • Commitment to service excellence to our internal and external customers producing timely quality results;
  • Strong business acumen, understanding the organization’s business fundamental to the marketplace;
  • Tech-savvy with business technology and digital applications, website/intranet content management;
  • Interpersonal skills building confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity;
  • Active team-player in achieving departmental and organizational goals; 
  • Experience in coordinating events and media conferences;
  • Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite; and
  • Video recording and editing experience is an asset.

How To Apply

Condition of employment is the ability to obtain and maintain an Airport Restricted Area Identification Card.

Send your resume & cover letter, quoting Project 19 – 025 in the subject line by closing date to:

Winnipeg Airports Authority, Human Resources, 249 - 2000 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 1C2

WAA is an employment equity employer; aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter.

Contact For This Position
Vanessa Poirier
Winnipeg Airports Authority
249-2000 Wellington Ave
Winnipeg MB R3H 1C2

Telephone: 204-987-9421

Company Website: View
Job Location
Winnipeg MB
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
December 11, 2019
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