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Communications Manager

City of Campbell River

Job Description

Due to a pending retirement, the City of Campbell River is seeking a Communications Manager.

If you are an innovative, creative, and strategic communications professional, who is passionate about making a difference in your community, then this is the opportunity for you.

In this exempt management role, you will be working in a creative, collaborative, fast-paced and community-focused environment. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the corporate communications strategy and program for the City. With a strategic focus on communications and community relations, the Communications Manager coordinates all matters relating to corporate image and communications and provides proactive leadership and support to all internal departments and City Council. Responsibilities include but are not limited to corporate identity, media relations, external and internal communications, public awareness campaigns, community engagement, surveys, advertising, and emergency communications.


To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Undergraduate degree in Applied Communications, Journalism or Public Relations
  • Five (5) years’ experience at a senior level, preferably within a municipality or similar environment including experience in:
    • Corporate communications, media / public relations, crisis communications;
    • Developing and managing strategic plans to increase awareness about City services, programs and events;
    • Handling complex issues affecting multiple stakeholders;
    • Content writing/editing;
    • Working with a variety of media, including radio, TV, print publications, Intranet / Internet development and social media;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to see the big picture and anticipate emerging issues and trends, and proactively develop communications strategies and tactics to address them.
  • A community relations focus with the ability to foster trust and credibility, and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Professional certification in communications through the International Association for Public Participation and membership in the Canadian Public Relations Society would be an asset.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package for this exempt management position.


How To Apply

Please send your resume with covering letter, quoting competition # EXT-21-40 to
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Contact For This Position
Human Resources
City of Campbell River
301 St. Ann's Road
Campbell River BC V9W 4C7

Telephone: (250) 286-5752

Company Website: View
Job Location
Campbell River BC
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Listing To Be Posted Until
July 03, 2021