Lamont County has an opening for an experienced Communications Coordinator on a full-time permanent basis. Reporting to the Legislative Services Officer, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating and disseminating internal and external communications materials. The Communications Coordinator will develop a communications plan and oversee the daily administration of the plan. This position will also draft, edit, and submit proposals, and will oversee the development, management, and maintenance of all online communication vehicles for Lamont County, including but not limited to Lamont County’s website, email templates, and social media accounts.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Seek information from Council/CAO/directors and provide editorial service to the departments using the department’s technical expertise.
Collaborate with Council/Administration to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience.
Collaborate with Economic Development Officer, develop promotional & marketing contents in conjunction with the officer, and promote the community effectively.
Develop and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products and/or services.
Regularly monitoring news and social media relevant to Lamont County and its initiatives.
Develop content for Lamont County’s Webpage and social media outlets.
Review communication approaches and recommend processes for improvement.
Respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, and act as a liaison for the organization.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with media and maintain a media database.
Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events as required.
Ensure all County communications are delivered in a timely, effective, efficient, and appropriate manner.
Coordinate the information flow within all parts of the organization to ensure consistency and accuracy of messages to the community
Initiate, promote and encourage effective internal and external communication strategies and practices
Write consistently in an influential and creative style, and edit submissions for consistency in style and fluidity
Connect communication messages across vehicles to influence and ensure consistency and reinforcement of critical messages
Develop strategies to receive public input and shape public awareness.
Ensure that corporate branding is consistent across all departments and media platforms
Development, editing and publishing of newsletters, brochures, public notices, press releases, and key messages for all communications of the County.
Post-Secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations, marketing or related field.
3 years progressively responsible experience in designated public relations or public information position.
Municipal Election experience is an asset.
Media relations and event management experience.
Experience in dealing with government officials is an asset.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Knowledge of the requirements of mass communication media.
Knowledge of social media and web-based communications.
Ability to work in a very fast paced team environment.
Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Valid class 5 Alberta Driver’s License.
A satisfactory and valid Driver’s Abstract.
A satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
Lamont County is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees, all personnel are governed by the County’s Health & Safety Program. Lamont County offers a comprehensive benefit package, a pension with LAPP, and a competitive salary. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Please forward your application in one of the following ways:
Lamont County thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes are retained on file for a period of 6 months.
Lamont County is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to promoting the health and well-being of its employees. We are a smoke-free work environment; smoking & vaping is permitted in designated outdoor areas only.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Aug 12, 2021
Closing Date: Sept 30, 2021