Leduc County is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Communications Technician to join our team. Reporting to the General Manager – Financial and Corporate Services, this exciting opportunity is a key member of the communications team by supporting the team developing and maintaining digital and print media and by promoting open, transparent, proactive internal and external communication. Through effectively managing priorities, the coordinator is a key contributor to the achievement of the department’s operational and strategic deliverables.
The safety of our staff and citizens is our primary concern and we are dedicated to providing and maintaining a healthy work-life balance and environment for our employees.
Leduc County’s mission is to lead the way for people and business to thrive. Our vision is to create a caring and growing community at the centre of industry and agriculture. Leduc County’s operations are guided through our values of:
Accountability – we look after the best interests of Leduc County citizens.
Integrity – we follow through on our commitments.
Passion – we believe in the good that local government can provide and will carry out our roles in a way that shows the importance of local government.
Responsiveness – we act quickly to provide local programs, services, facilities and amenities that our citizens require.
You are a team and relationship builder who promotes a safe, collaborative and professional work environment. You are committed to continuous improvement, customer service, innovation and supporting Leduc County’s values, vision and mission to grow vibrant, inclusive, and spirited community.
Communicating ideas and creativity is second nature to you!!! You are a digital and print media extraordinaire with proven ability aligning print and graphic content to support the organization’s campaigns, projects and initiatives. You are an experienced presenter, strategic thinker, deliver concise reports and can manage webpage content under pressure and you adapt quickly to change. If this sounds like you keep reading because we want to hear from you!
Key Responsibilities Include:
What you will do
Works with the communications coordinators and/or departments to create graphic and print content, which supports organizational campaigns, projects and initiatives.
Designs and develops multimedia for all channels such as print, social media, video and website.
Creates material that align with objectives and visual design best practices.
Schedules and implements campaign materials to meet project timelines.
Prioritizes work in a changeable environment.
Adheres to Leduc County’s Brand Guidelines and brand strategy.
Creates and manages the content on Leduc County’s website and secure internal webpages.
Completes updates as required.
Collaborates with department staff to ensure website content is accurate.
Conducts ongoing audits of the webpages, and recommends and implements changes as needed.
Provides support to the communication coordinators during strategy development to optimize campaign effectiveness and reach.
Designs campaign material for the various media channels, including both print and web-based materials.
Provides advice on the best channels to use given campaign goals and channel analytics.
Assists with campaign evaluation by assessing metrics and measuring effectiveness.
Creates and manages the content on Leduc County’s social media accounts.
Monitors social media accounts and responds to public inquiries.
Evaluates accounts and campaigns and trains users as needed.
Monitors and responds to advertising requests, develops print, radio and social media advertisements and coordinates the submission of advertisements to various channels.
Supports public participation in the County.
In collaboration with the communications coordinators, designs print and digital media to support public participation initiatives in the organization.
Evaluates media channels’ analytics to ensure campaign targets are met and to inform what we heard reports and future campaigns.
Conducts research, as assigned, to support communication initiatives in the organization.
Strives to continually enhance the quality and delivery of services through efficiencies and innovation.
Adheres to guidelines as set out in Leduc County’s policies and administrative directives.
Accountable for working in compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code and participation in the Health, Safety and Wellness Program.
Performs related duties as required.
What you need to succeed
A diploma in graphic design, communications, visual communications design or related. Two (2) years of experience managing social media and website content and a service focus with strong verbal and written communication skills to gain input, and mutual understanding. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of tools, Adobe Creative Suite, social media platforms, multimedia files, design tools and content management systems. Demonstrated knowledge of web and social media standards and best practices.
Nice to have
Experience with the Canadian Press style and familiarity with municipal operations and knowledge of rural communities is an asset.
What’s in it for you
Our leadership team values your voice and contributions, and is committed to your growth and success. We are committed to be our best and hire the best!
We offer a competitive annual salary which is currently under review, a municipal pension plan, (3) three-week vacation allocation, and 100% employer-paid comprehensive benefits package.
The opportunity is permanent full-time and is 35 hours per week scheduled Monday to Friday, with some extended hours to meet operational requirements. The office is located at 101-1101 5 St. Nisku, AB.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted on our website at careers.leduc-county.com to be considered. This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Sept 07, 2022
Closing Date: Oct 07, 2022