ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking an experienced, passionate, and creative Communications and Content Specialist who is flexible and works well in a team environment to join the FMFN Team! The Communications and Content Specialist will support the Senior Manager of Communications with the development and implementation of internal and external communications strategies. This role will source, create, and provide communications content to engage with key audiences across all communication channels. Your strong writing and editing skills are essential. You will work closely with a small communications team to support the organizational culture, mission, vision, values, strategic priorities of Chief and Council, member relations, media relations, and operational program and service goals of various departments. This is a full-time salaried position based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Implementation of Internal and External Strategic Communications.
- Work with and support the Senior Manager of Communications to strategize and implement communication plans for employees and community/FMFN members.
- Follow best practices to monitor communications effectiveness.
- Accountable for writing content for various channels, including media, website, social media, newsletter, community radio, and other communication channels.
- Assist with on-site Media Relations, and work with the Senior Manager of Communications to assesses new and emerging opportunities for media engagement.
- Assist with on-site programming and events as required.
- Track and report on earned and paid media metrics.
- Conduct interviews to research, develop, write, edit and publish engaging stories.
- Produce materials and manage production cycle with designers and others while ensuring deadlines are met.
- Resource and manage communication content, guidance, and review of all collateral and messaging and ensure quality.
- Manage day-to-day workflow of internal client requests using Monday.com.
- Build relationships with subject matter experts across the organization.
- Align communications strategies and collateral with engagement objectives.
- Complete other duties and projects as assigned.
- Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related discipline and at least 3-5 years' experience in a marketing position, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
- Experience writing content for various platforms, including websites, news releases and newsletters
- Superior written and oral communication skills including demonstrated writing and editing skills.
- Experienced in grammar, style guides, and writing techniques. Candidates will be required to do a writing test.
- Photography skills an asset.
- Excellent knowledge of best practices in media relations.
- Proven ability to collaborate and work well with a range of people across an organization.
- Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals.
- Experience working in a First Nations community setting including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values considered an asset
- Ability to speak either Dene or Cree language an asset
- A valid driver's license and a clean driver's abstract is required
At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;
- Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
- An employer matched Pension Plan
- A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre
- Transportation to and from work
- The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit: http://www.mooselaketogether.ca
ABOUT FORT MCKAY
The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay - a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.
HOW TO APPLY:
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Closing Date: September 7, 2022
Please ensure you indicate the Competition #057 -2022
- Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous status in your application.