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The Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is a national research facility of the University of Saskatchewan. CLS produces very bright light to explore the nature and structure of molecules, and serves national and international users from academia, industry, and government institutions. CLSI is currently recruiting a Communications Coordinator to develop, implement, and evaluate communication initiatives that support and increase awareness of the research and scientific outcomes taking place at the CLS.

Responsibilities:

  • Holds responsibility for corporate communication activities at the CLS, including media relations and tracking, internal communications planning and assessment, and crisis communications/issues management.
  • Acts as a lead contact for media inquiries, organizes press and other public events
  • Oversees social media channels and the external website to ensure appropriate, active, timely and relevant dissemination of information and growth in reach.
  • Writing and producing media releases, articles and backgrounders.
  • Working collaboratively in a team environment, produces CLSI Annual Reports (science and corporate), and key publications that highlight the quality of science enabled by Canada's national synchrotron facility.
  • Administers the Public Tours Program, including developing and maintaining a training program for internal and external tour ambassadors, and hiring and training student tour guides.
  • Provides assistance in other areas of communication as required, including special projects or committee involvement, and collaborates with the international synchrotron communications community.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree, preferably in communications, journalism or science, with 3 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent written communications, interpersonal and presentation skills are required.
  • Media relations experience is a definite asset, as is familiarity with the publication production process, graphic design and photography.
  • Fluency in French is a definite asset.

Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, life insurance, pension plan, relocation assistance, and four weeks' vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.

To Apply: Submit a resume along with references, in confidence, online at www.lightsource.ca/careers. Applications will be considered as of May 25, 2022. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canadian Light Source Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) to self-identify on their applications.

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