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Communications Coordinator 1

Temporary Full Time (5 months)

One of BC's Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

Reporting to the Manager Corporate Communications, the Communications Coordinator 1 can look forward to taking on some exciting initiatives in line with the work of our Corporate Services Department. This position will work within a team of communications professionals, including other coordinators and graphic designers to carry out strategic communications work. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team responsible for delivering key messaging to our community, as well as internally to our corporate colleagues.

Working in collaboration with our fast-paced and progressive team as we continue to respond to the communications and marketing challenges in support of Coquitlam's pandemic response, this role offers an opportunity to:

  • provide strategic and technical communications advice to other City staff in the delivery of public education and marketing campaigns;
  • directly contribute to the success of a variety of City programs and initiatives, with a focus on recreation and cultural services marketing;
  • showcase your research, writing and editing skills through the development of a variety of digital media, marketing and public education materials;
  • develop content for the City's award-winning website;
  • demonstrate your new media savvy and effectively engage our community through the City's digital communications, including social media channels, e-newsletters, mobile app and other digital communications hubs;;and
  • collaborate with other staff engaged in communication activities.

Our ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of the principles, objectives, methods and techniques of communications work relevant to municipal operations. Additionally, they will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be efficient in meeting tight deadlines with high attention to detail in all materials created. Success in this role also requires a strong understanding of Coquitlam's communication objectives, and the ability to coordinate public relations and promotional activities in line with the organization's and industry best practices.

The successful candidate for this role will have a post-secondary diploma or degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a directly-related field. In addition, a minimum of three years of experience in communications or public relations is required. Proven experience in marketing, social media engagement and creating polished corporate documents will be considered an asset. A valid BC Driver's licence is required.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your résumé and a cover letter through our careers portal expressing why you are interested in joining our team as a Communications Coordinator 1.

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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on June 12, 2021.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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