Jr. Communications Consultant

Position: Jr. Communications Specialist

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Position Type: Contract

Language: English

JOB SUMMARY

Our Client is looking for someone to provide Communications experience in a junior capacity for 3-4 months with a strong possibility of extension beyond that.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The required services may include, but are not limited to the following:

•    Planning, researching, modifying, assisting, writing and/or reviewing memos, scripts, plays, essays, speeches, manuals and other non-journalistic articles with conformance to established standards

•    Developing and implementing strategic communication plans in geographically dispersed organizations going through an organizational transformation (change management)

•    Providing communications consultation advice to support strategic communications initiatives and strategies

•    Creating communications support materials

•    Developing and implementing creative communication and information products using a variety of tools, techniques and media and selecting an appropriate medium to convey information, ideas, and results

•    Developing and implementing communication strategies and plans

•    Expressing and exchanging information in a clear and concise manner

•    Ensuring information is communicated to the appropriate people in a timely manner

•    Preparing reports for specific purposes using clear, communicative, and professional language (for example, audit reports, management letters, consulting reports, financial reports)

•    Ensuring communications are clearly understood by encouraging and listening to feedback both internally and externally in the organization

•    Structuring external communications to project an appropriate corporate image

•    Ensuring confidentiality with respect to organizational or client information and data

•    Determine target audiences in order to better develop messages

•    Identify and determine communications impediments and barriers

•    Provide advice on matters relating to policy/program development approaches or options and communications planning alternatives (internal or external)

•    Researching, developing and implementing communications strategies involving social media and related content (that is blogs, microblogs, wikis, crowdsourcing, content communities, social networks, etc)

•    Provide support and assist communicators in using social media channels to complement traditional channels

•    Providing suggestions on cost-cutting measures in the communications process

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
 

Education:

•    Secondary school diploma

Experience:

•    Minimum of six months of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

•    A certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience may be required


Clearance Level Required

  • Enhanced


Language Requirements

  • English Essential, French is considered an asset