Communications Officer - Richmond, BC | WorkSafeBC | | 15/09/11
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Communications Officer Contract

Location: Richmond, BC
Company Name: WorkSafeBC ()
Category: Communications

As a communications officer, you will report to the manager, Corporate Communications. As a member of the larger Communications department, you will work with a talented and busy team fortunate to have many resources at its disposal, including in-house video editing suites. Together, we will focus on accomplishing communication goals related primarily to, and in support of, our internal customers.

As a qualified candidate, you are able to:

  • Recommend, develop and implement various communication strategies to foster a greater understanding of WorkSafeBC's business objectives, challenges and successes
  • Develop, maintain and execute an effective communication plan for internal audiences that meets the objectives of the Communications department
  • Manage the research, writing, editing, creative development, design, printing and distribution of internal communication materials such as newsletters, bulletins, reports, brochures, posters and other communication outlets
  • Make complex insurance formulas, processes and business rules understandable to a broad range of audiences using plain language and a variety of media outlets
  • Manage the currency and accuracy of internet and intranet content, solicit new internet and intranet content from management and staff, and recommend strategies to make this new information accessible to internal audiences
  • Independently manage, plan, co-ordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks to meet goals and deadlines
  • Coach and influence others in developing effective communication skills
  • Address communications issues to achieve best outcomes by working with others throughout the organization
  • Analyze complex information, determine key messages and generate creative and viable options by using standard communication practices to meet objectives or solve problems
  • Use principles and practices of business communications, including developing and implementing communication plans
  • Conceptualize, research, interview, write and edit using current editorial styles, and negotiate placement of articles
  • Coordinate the production of print and electronic materials from conception through to distribution

You possess the following experience, educational background, and skills:

  • A diploma in Communications, Journalism, English or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years of directly related experience in employee communications, preferably in a large, complex organization (an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, changing business environment
  • Experience using word-processing, presentation, and desktop publishing software, and content management tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Current membership in IABC and CPRS is preferred

Balance and wellness
As a leader in promoting healthy and safe workplaces, WorkSafeBC believes the health and wellness of our employees depends on a solid work-life balance. As a member of our staff, you'll have access to services that can help you get the most out of work - and life.

  • Health and fitness: We offer many ways for you to keep healthy and fit. Our Richmond office includes a fitness program offering equipment and classes. Staff at locations without an on-site gym receive a subsidy toward the cost of fitness fees.
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