This job offer is closed.

Competition # : 28293

Department : Communications Nova Scotia

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion

  • Non Union
  • NSPG

Closing Date: 1/5/2021


As government's full-service communications agency, Communications Nova Scotia helps ensure Nova Scotians have the information they want and need about the programs and services available to them.

Together with an integrated team of communications and marketing professionals, you will work with departments and agencies to ensure the priorities, policies, and actions of government are clearly communicated.


We're looking for collaborative and experienced communicators with a passion for serving Nova Scotians through innovative strategies and teamwork.

Primary Accountabilities

As a Communications Advisor you take a lead role in developing and implementing a wide range of communications strategies for your clients and team. Your days and responsibilities will vary, and may include writing, editing, stakeholder communications, providing advice to senior staff and elected officials, media relations, issues management, social media, and preparing materials for announcements and events. As a Communications Advisor specifically assigned to the Media Services team, you provide writing advice and news-style editing for news releases and other written material, support news conferences and the bill briefing process when the Legislative Assembly is in session, and interact with the news media.


You are an excellent writer and highly skilled at telling clear and compelling stories. You enjoy working as part of an integrated team in a fast-paced environment, bringing fresh ideas and delivering high quality services to your clients. You have an eye for detail and enjoy taking complex information and tailoring it for various platforms and diverse audiences. You also have extensive experience developing communications strategies and supporting content for your clients. Along with a university degree or advanced diploma in Communications, Journalism or a related discipline, you have at least five (5) years' professional communications experience or an acceptable equivalent. We would consider the following skills and experience to be assets: news-style editing, French language skills and working with/communicating to diverse communities.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:

Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Salary Information

EC 11


  • $3,657.49 Bi-weekly


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.