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Communications Specialist

Niagara College

Job Description

Applications are invited to apply to the position of Communications Specialist in Corporate Communications, located at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. The starting hourly wage rate is $31.68/hour for a 35 hour work week. This is an Appendix D, temporary position as per Article 17.3.1 of the Support Staff Collective Agreement, for 12 months with duties to commence May 2020.

Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Communications, the Communications Specialist is responsible for the daily coordination and production of Niagara College’s major communications channels. The Communications Specialist generates high quality written content to support Niagara College’s strategic communications initiatives and objectives.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Builds and maintains relationships within a portfolio of internal college clients to support a proactive approach to College communications
  • Works with the Manager, Corporate Communications and the department’s Communications Consultant’s in the preparation of media materials and planning and execution of media events.
  • Responsible for executing tactics for the promotion of college initiatives through a variety of communications channels including print, digital, media relations and social networks. 
  • Coordinate photos and video to accompany content on the College’s communications channels, and provide written and photographic coverage of college events for web and print.


  • A minimum of a 3-year degree/diploma in Journalism, Public Relations or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years related experience; experience in post-secondary education and a large, complex organization an asset
  • Media relations experience
  • Demonstrated ability to write, edit and proofread at an advanced level in the English language with impeccable accuracy in grammar, spelling and content verification
  • Expertise in creating compelling communications pieces for a wide variety of audiences using multiple communication vehicles
  • Proficiency in writing full stories, converting written articles/media releases into various formats
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with communication technologies and channels, including digital and social media
  • Photography skills. Video skills considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels
  • The incumbent must be an experienced and creative writer with an ability to work independently and exercise good judgement while adhering to deadlines and managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with constantly shifting priorities.

The Position Description Form is available for review from Human Resources during the posting period.

First consideration will be given to internal employees. Internal employees are those classified as Full time permanent within the Support Staff Bargaining Unit. 

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e.: original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services (

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Consultant.

How To Apply

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Contact For This Position
Michael Wales
Niagara College
135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0

Telephone: (905) 641-2252

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Job Location
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON
Job Level & Type
Entry Level
Listing To Be Posted Until
April 03, 2020
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