Director of Communications and Media Relations - Saskatoon, SK | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority | | 28/06/16
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Director of Communications and Media Relations full-time

Location: Saskatoon, SK
Company Name: Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority ()
Category: Communications
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Through the operation of six First Nations gaming entertainment destinations, The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is strengthening the lives of First Nations people through employment, economic growth, and positive community relations.

Sharing Success... through the provision of superior gaming operations services. With gross revenues in excess of 240 million dollars annually, SIGA is Saskatchewan's largest and most successful employer of First Nations people. SIGA is currently looking for creative, motivated, passionate, and energetic individuals to join our team.

Main Duties
Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs, the Director of Communications and Media Relations responsibilities include:

  • Leading development, implementation and evaluation of an internal communications strategy that supports the development of a shared vision and mission based on First Nations values, and an external communications strategy that supports the establishment and maintenance of a credible corporate identity and image for SIGA casinos.
  • Leading the development and implementation of communications policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Leading media relations activities, particularly working with media to inform the public of SIGA’s policies, practices and values, in a credible and positive way.
  • Providing information, advice, and hands-on assistance, to promote best practices in communications planning and implementation.
  • Promoting public awareness of SIGA as a responsible corporate citizen and a contributor to the community.
  • Coordinating and/or assisting in organization of public events.
  • Directing, assessing and approving the work of communications contractors.
  • Participating in other projects and activities as required to provide effective communications support to SIGA’s priorities.


  • A minimum 4 year Degree majoring in English, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field required or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in any combination of journalism and/or communications would be preferred.


  • Knowledge of SIGA's mission, vision, guiding principles and business values.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture, values, beliefs, traditions and protocols.
  • Knowledge of best practices in media relations.
  • Knowledge of Communications/Public Affairs industry standards for production of reports, presentations, speeches and articles
  • Knowledge of First Nations political and corporate business structures.
  • Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques.

As a First Nations owned and operated organization, we take great pride in being a leader in employing First Nations people and the positive impacts generated by the employment opportunities SIGA has to offer. We are looking for qualified, motivated and committed individuals who want to work toward the betterment of First Nations people. SIGA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit

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