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Communications Strategist full-time

Location: Calgary, AB
Company Name: City of Calgary ()
Category: Communications
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Communications Specialist
Reference # 113844

Closing date: August 18, 2011

Business unit information

A fast-paced and innovative business unit, Customer Service & Communications (CSC) fosters an environment of ongoing learning in order to communicate effectively with Calgarians and employees. CSC supports 29 business units by providing a range of customer, communications and marketing services, such as Canada's first 3-1-1 operation, communication planning, issue and crisis communications, media relations, employee communications and engagement consultation, as well as creative services, including writing, graphic design, website management, multi-media production and media buying. See for more information.


Corporate Employee Communications has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to fill the role as the Communications Specialist. Responsibilities include:

  • Generate daily news articles, employee profiles, video interviews and photographs.
  • Create, edit, manage, review and approve content to City content standards.
  • Handle resource co-ordination, information gathering, writing and editing for a variety of mediums and audiences, including project materials, intranet and Web content, presentations and communication materials (bulletins, newsletters, reports, presentations).
  • Support the delivery of strategic communications plans.
  • Assist in monitoring progress of communications to ensure results are delivered on time and integrated with other departments.
  • Co-ordinate, update and provide reports for the Corporate Employee Communications production schedule (currently using SharePoint 2009).
  • Use communications data collection and measure effectiveness of the communications efforts.
  • Promote all corporate communication channels while partnering and collaborating with team members to deliver high quality corporate employee communications.


The successful applicant must possess a diploma (equivalent to 2-3 years full-time study) in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business or a related field, with a minimum three years of related experience. Preference may be given to those who possess a degree. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) is required. Experience with social media applications, Adobe Creative Suite, technical knowledge and competency in HTML and the use of content management systems would be considered an asset. Success in this position requires strong professional writing/editing abilities, communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills. Must have an excellent understanding of business practices and stakeholder/public relations.


Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications. Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized as meeting the minimum qualifications.

-       More than one position may be filled from this competition.

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