Strategic Communications Advisor - Ottawa, ON | National Capital Commission / NCC | FreshGigs.ca | 30/03/17
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Strategic Communications Advisor Full-Time

Location: Ottawa, ON
Company Name: National Capital Commission / NCC ()
Category: Communications, Social Media

About Us

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the federal Crown Corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands, principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation.

Detailed Job Description

The Strategic Communications Advisor is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies that raise the profile of the NCC among target audiences. The position is responsible for managing media relations and issues management, and for executing tactics for the promotion of NCC initiatives through a variety of communications channels, including social media.

The position represents the NCC in the media, as well as acts as liaison with external partners for the purpose of developing and coordinating communications strategy and activities. The position is responsible for fact-finding and research to identify opportunities for proactive communications, and provides communication advice to clients, senior management and the executive office on all aspects of communications.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Develops, implements and evaluates strategic communications plans in coordination with clients and external partners.

  2. Acts as spokesperson for the NCC in the media.

  3. Formulates corporate messages and ensures they are effectively communicated to the media and the public, including on social media.

  4. Manages media relations and issues management, as well as proactively pitch stories to the media.

  5. Coordinates communications projects, organizes media events and supports NCC public engagement activities by developing communications products and providing strategic communications advice.

  6. Creates, writes and edits communications products for multiple channels, including the website and social media channels.

  7. Researches and analyzes current communication trends in order to identify opportunities for proactive communications.

REQUIREMENTS

  • University diploma in the field of Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related discipline.

  • Bilingual imperative: English CBC / French CBC.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in communications strategy, media relations and issues management.

  • Experience in content creation and promotion for social media channels and web properties.

  • Experience acting as a spokesperson in the media for an organization and coaching experts to act as spokespeople.

  • Experience planning and executing high profile media events.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Of the NCC’s mandate and programs.

  • Of best practices in strategic communications planning.

  • Of the media environment in the National Capital Region.

  • Of best practices for content planning and audience engagement on social media.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Possess a secret clearance.

NOTES: APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ CLEARLY DEMONSTRATING WITH THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATION THAT THEY MEET ALL THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

The NCC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The NCC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the Human Resources representative of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If you require additional information on the position, or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at b35f5827@freshgigs.ca.

Hearing impaired and speech impaired persons can contact us through a Teletype Device (TTY) at (613) 239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll free).

As a result of this competition, we may establish an inventory of potential candidates that may serve to staff similar positions.

We thank all those who apply. Please note that only candidates who meet the basic requirements and are selected for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted.

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