Red Deer County is a great place to work! It is much more than just a job to go to. It is a place where everyone plays an important role. At Red Deer County, we believe that mutual trust and respect, shared responsibility, and open communication are essential characteristics for creating personal success within a first-class working environment.
Red Deer County has a full-time, permanent position for a dynamic and highly motivated CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST to supplement our ongoing focus in the delivery of customer service excellence.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager, the Corporate Communications Specialist will assist in the development and execution of internal and external communication programs and strategies for Red Deer County. The Corporate Communications Specialist will also assist in the management of content of Red Deer County’s website, intranet, along with social media platforms to ensure the quality of the County’s image, brand, and reputation, as reflected in the appearance and content of all electronic and printed materials, ensuring strategic messaging and visual identity standards.
Detailed duties of the Corporate Communications Specialist position include, but are not limited to:
Act as the primary contact for website content development and maintenance, including the staff intranet and social media.
Consult with County staff to set priorities and schedules for web content.
Gather, coordinate, edit, and/or produce advertisements, public notices, brochures, posters, and other promotional materials while ensuring that branding is in place.
Assist in the development of social media content and graphics on a variety of topics pertaining to Red Deer County’s various departments.
Monitor media and social media channels, providing analytics and updates.
Provide communications support and assistance (including multimedia marketing and promotional support) to County staff in the planning of special events and community related activities.
Assist in the assurance that all communications are delivered in a timely, effective, efficient, and appropriate manner.
Perform the duties of Public Information Officer under the Disaster Services Plan, when required.
In cases of supporting emergency situations, interruption during evenings and weekends to respond to public, media, technical, or safety concerns in the community may occur.
Provide excellent customer service and public relations related to Corporate Communications.
Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as required within the scope of the position.
Completion of a post-secondary certificate or diploma program in Marketing and Communications, Public Relations, or related field, plus a minimum of two (2) to four (4) years’ experience; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
Certificate or extensive experience with applicable software, including but not limited to: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, etc.
Above-average proficiency with the English language, both written and verbal.
Exemplary writing, editing and review skills.
Must have a strong understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) in a business environment.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of web page organization, writing for the web, and website planning, design, functionality, and maintenance.
Excellent priority-setting, planning, and organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines.
High level of confidentiality, tact, diplomacy, and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization as well as stakeholders, in a professional manner.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team-oriented environment.
Valid Class 5 drivers’ license, with acceptable drivers’ abstract.
Acceptable Criminal Records Check.
Experience with a variety of multi-media, including photography and video is an asset.
Experience within a local government environment is considered an asset.
Additional Information This is a full-time, permanent position. Red Deer County offers a competitive compensation package, learning opportunities, and work hours that enable a superior work-life balance.
Qualified parties are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 7th 2022 to:
Jennifer Dennis - Human Resources Coordinator
Red Deer County Centre
38106 Range Road 275
Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9 email@example.com
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Feb 15, 2022
Closing Date: Mar 07, 2022