Communications Coordinator (Maternity Leave) - New Westminster | City of New Westminster | | 18/02/15
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Communications Coordinator (Maternity Leave) Contract

Location: New Westminster
Salary: $54,933 - $64,703 annually + 12% in lieu of all benefits
Company Name: City of New Westminster ()
Category: Communications, Public / Investor Relations, Social Media

Great City, Great Work, Great Future!

DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO & Police
STATUS: Auxiliary (1 yr. Maternity Leave)
UNION: CUPE, local 387
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours/week (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
DEADLINE: February 27, 2015

Situated in the centre of Metro Vancouver, we deliver a broad spectrum of services to a city of 65,000 residents. New Westminster enjoys a reputation for innovation, civic leadership and excellent employee relations.

We are looking for a high energy individual to perform communications and public relations work involved in the planning, development and implementation of corporate communications strategies, policies and initiatives. You will work half-time at City Hall with the Communications team, led by the Manager, Communications & Economic Development, to maintain and regulate the municipal website and the City’s social media outreach tools and to ensure the effectiveness of the City’s external and internal communications activities including: public consultation programs; community and media relations; and the production of information and promotion material. You will also work half-time at the Police Department with the responsibility of maintaining the public website and social media pages; coordinating and ensuring effectiveness of all promotional campaigns for department events and initiatives with an emphasis on recruitment; maintaining branding consistency; producing multi-media materials; working with the media relations officer to facilitate media communications; and initiating internal communications through the maintenance of the department intranet.


  • Degree or diploma in communications or a related discipline supplemented by at least 3 - 5 years of experience, preferably in a municipal environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in public relations, advertising and education programs, especially as they relate to government agencies and organizations.
  • Considerable knowledge of desktop publishing and website management principles as well as writing, graphic arts, photography and print production best practices.
  • Considerable experience with social media and marketing for an organization/corporation.
  • Extensive knowledge and work experience using Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Ability to assist in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of promotion, education and public relations initiatives, programs and events. * Excellent oral communication, superior writing and editing skills.
  • Commitment to high standards of customer service with a wide variety of external and internal contacts.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision, showing initiative and creativity in public engagement techniques.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • The successful candidate is required to successfully pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check.
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