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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. http://www.waa.ca

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.

Qualifications

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: jobapplications@waa.ca

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
vpoirier@waa.ca

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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