Communications Official

Town of Golden

Communications Official


The Town of Golden needs a successor to our Communications Official to continue creating and managing our growing positive, pro-active and identity driven messaging for the municipality which lies just a 3 hour drive west of Calgary central to six of the most highly acclaimed Canadian mountain parks, at the junction of the spectacular Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers, and between the peaks of the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges.

Reporting to our CAO and working with Council and the Senior Management team, the position defines objectives and plans, develops, and tactically implements communications policies, strategies, and operational messaging on behalf of the Town. It is responsible for the development of communication materials including media releases, stories, briefing notes, web copy, ad copy and design, and (when required) speaking notes. The position measures effectiveness of campaigns and plans against key metrics and uses learnings to improve future campaigns.

We need someone with a strong understanding of all digital and social media, including Facebook and Instagram, monitors, with the ability to analyze and compile reports on analytics across all digital platforms, ensuring digital and social content aligns with the Town’s social media strategy and brand.  The position undertakes an ambassadorial role with all departments and externally with the public, appropriate stakeholders, and clients of the corporation, and acts as Relief Council Clerk as and when required.

Applicants must have a post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations or other related discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience as well as a thorough knowledge of the principles, objectives, methods and techniques of communications work relevant to municipal operations.We are looking for strong skill sets in written and verbal communications including graphic design; familiarity with a variety of content styles and genres; a problem solving approach; and the ability to function in a multi-tasking and deadline driven environment.

Duties and qualifications are described in more detail in the job description.

You’re going to love it here.  Check out our website at www.golden.ca  and find us on Facebook and Instagram.  Discover a place where community still matters, and a town you’ll never want to leave.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit and relocation package.

Please forward your résumé by hand, post, or email in confidence by 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time), Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 to the attention of:

Jon Wilsgard, CAO/Corporate Officer
810 9th Avenue South, Box 350
Golden, BC  V0A 1H0
Phone 250-344-2271; Fax 250-344-6577
E-mail  cao@golden.ca

All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Town of Golden
Location: Golden, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Communications
Posted: March 8, 2019, 12:25 pm
Expires: March 27, 2019, 2:00 pm

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