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Tay Township is a mixed rural/urban municipality nestled in cottage country on the shores of Georgian Bay. Our municipal office in Victoria Harbour proudly serves over 10,000 permanent residents and a large seasonal population. We’re currently looking for an energetic, outgoing and highly skilled communications specialist that enjoys the excellent life style offered by our area and whom wants to be part of a motivated team with a desire to transform the way local government connects with the community it serves. As an experienced communications professional that embraces change and innovation, you will provide a full range of comprehensive communications services for the Township including, but not limited to, internal communications, media relations, media releases, event management, website design and content management, video capture and editing, as well as preparation of print and on-line publications and presentations.

Your exemplary knowledge will be utilized to provide advice and support to internal and external stakeholders on communications strategies and tactics for significant projects, initiatives, programs, events or issues. You will also be responsible for the development of communications strategies, policies, procedures and training.

You will also write job ads better than this one.

As the sole dedicated communications person in the organization, reporting to the General Manager, Corporate Services, you will have a key role in shaping all aspects of the organization’s modern, community service first communications strategy.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 You should have 3-5 years of related work experience in communications or public relations with an emphasis on writing and editing, preferably in a public sector environment. Applicants must possess a valid ‘G’ Ontario Drivers licence. Availability to work outside of regular office hours to attend meetings or events or to respond to emergency or urgent operational issues is necessary.

LANGUAGES

English

EDUCATION

College/CEGEP

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Journalism, General

BUSINESS EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Adobe Photoshop; MS PowerPoint; MS Word; HTML editing software; MS Outlook; Microsoft Publisher

WORK SETTING

Government department and/or agency

PERSONAL SUITABILITY

Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Judgement; Organized

The salary range for this position is $35.55 - $41.84 per hour based on a 35 hour work week. We offer a comprehensive benefit and pension package.

A complete job description is available on our website at tay.ca/jobs. Outstanding applicants are requested to submit a detailed cover letter and resume, as well as both an original writing sample of 1000 words or more and a sample of an original print ready publication (flyer, newsletter, etc.) quoting: ‘COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST’ in confidence to the undersigned by: 10:00 a.m., August 7, 2020.

 We thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, will only be used for candidate selection. Tay Township is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise us if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

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