Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of life for its residents and businesses. Fuelled by the District’s award-winning vision to build vibrant and sustainable communities for people of all ages and backgrounds, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and an excellent total compensation package. A flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive work place culture, we are looking to fill this position. Come work for one of BC’s Top Employers and contribute to making this a great place to work!
The Communications Coordinator is an integral part of a small and dynamic team of Communications professionals. Working under the direction of the Manager, Strategic Communications & Community Relations, the Coordinator is responsible for media relations, social media content management, and web content maintenance, ensuring alignment of District messaging across all channels.
The Coordinator serves as first point of contact for all media enquiries, coordinates responses and spokespeople as appropriate, assists staff when they are preparing for interviews, monitors media coverage, and prepares a weekly media report for senior staff and Council. This role also works closely with the Communications Officer responsible for the District’s digital presence to ensure that content on social media channels is aligned with strategic communications needs and those of the operational units of the organization. In addition, the Coordinator ensures web site content is updated in an accurate, timely and informative manner. During an emergency, the Coordinator assists with crisis communications including strategic messaging, media relations, supporting assigned spokespersons and supervising field information officers.
You are a Communications generalist with specific skills and capacities in communications strategy, communications planning, media relations, crisis communications, social media content strategy and management, and web site content management. You have knowledge of the principles, objectives, methods and standards of communications work relevant to the public sector and are able to think critically and strategically by seeing the broad implications of events. As an adaptable and mature professional you are able to understand your client’s core business objectives and create compelling and engaging content strategies to help them achieve those objectives. You possess a diploma in a related discipline (journalism, communications), plus a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional communications capacity. Public sector experience preferred. Please note that this is not a Marketing position.
If you have what we’re looking for and enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people, we want to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at www.dnv.org/careers by April 7, 2019 to be considered for this competition.
We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.