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General Information:

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

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ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: * It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver's licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

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ACCOMMODATION: * Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

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PRIVACY: *Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Job Description : POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the General Manager, is responsible for the development of Departmental communication plan and promotional materials that support the overall communications plan. Provides advice and support for Departmental staff to communicate program information and receive public input using both traditional and new media channels. Promote Departmental services, programs, and initiatives. A key area of focus is communications planning and execution relative to the Community Strategies Section.

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES : *

  • Participates as part of the Corporate Communications Team in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the annual communications plan for the Development and Emergency Services Department.
  • Provides strategic and tactical communications for Departmental initiatives as assigned.
  • Provides strategic communications advice, planning and tools to support business goals, engage stakeholders, and facilitate Departmental and Corporate alignment with policies and priorities.
  • Researches, writes, and assists in editing various regular and recurring communication publications to the community.
  • Researches, writes, and distributes news releases, public service announcements, and background information to the media and others as required.
  • Stages news conferences and media briefings to promote major departmental initiatives and evaluates and monitors media coverage.
  • Updates and maintains current media contacts list.
  • Co-ordinates special events, displays, promotional materials, and advertising; co-ordinates other special projects, as assigned.
  • Serves as a website content resource for the Department, and liaises with web editors and approvers across the Corporation.
  • Prepares and analyzes web statistics.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and awareness of emerging trends, developments, and issues within online and social media.
  • Contributes to Corporate publications to communicate departmental news to internal and external audiences.
  • Participates in project work as assigned.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be required.

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QUALIFICATIONS : *

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Education/Experience: *

  • A degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field and two years related experience; or
  • A diploma in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field and four years related experience
  • Demonstrated experience in website maintenance

Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and current related software
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Must be a self-starter with proven organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines and handle multiple projects
  • Must be at an intermediate understanding of graphic design, print production fundamentals and social media and trends
  • Must have an intermediate understanding of resourcing, scheduling and booking all media
  • Proficient with image editing software, digital camera, and Adobe Acrobat Standard
  • Proficient with social media

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Assets: *

  • Experience with iCreate web management

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: *

  • Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation
  • Must be able to attend limited evening and weekend functions

Job Type: Full-time


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Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
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