Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Red Deer County provides a wonderful mix of rural and urban amenities. Over 97% of County residents report high satisfaction with their quality of life, making Red Deer County a great destination for both living and working.
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.
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.
Coordinate and/or produce advertisements, public notices, brochures, posters, and other promotional materials.
Gather, coordinate, write, and edit content for printed promotional materials.
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.
Determine methods to measure return on investment for quarterly reporting.
Provide communications support and assistance (including multimedia marketing and promotional support) to County staff in the planning of special events and community relations activities.
Assist in the assurance that all communications are delivered in a timely, effective, efficient, and appropriate manner.
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.
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.
** A full position description can be provided upon request**
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 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 28th 2018 to:
Jennifer Dennis - Human Resources Coordinator
Red Deer County Centre
38106 Range Road 275
Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9 firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Dec 05, 2018
Closing Date: Dec 28, 2018