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Corporate Communications Manager

Competition No.: 2018-064
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: . + Competitive Benefits
Last Updated: 1/7/19 8:34 AM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, Burnaby covers an area of 98.6 km2 and is also the geographical centre of Metro Vancouver. With this size also comes a great responsibility to the citizens and City staff to continue to make Burnaby the best place to live, learn, work and play.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, the Corporate Communications Manager is a senior administrative role responsible for developing, refining, updating and implementing the City’s Corporate Communications Strategy. The Corporate Communications Manager provides strategic and tactical communications advice to Mayor and Council and staff related to sensitive, controversial and confidential matters; provides strategic oversight, expertise and planning of City-wide communications activities; researches, writes, edits, reviews and monitors editorial content for a wide variety of print and digital media; develops, controls and monitors City communications and graphic standards; and provides communications expertise as a member of the Emergency Operations Centre. The Corporate Communications Manager sponsors and/or leads the development of projects and initiatives; influences and provides functional guidance to staff engaged in communications activities in various departments. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include Degree in Communications, English, Journalism or a related discipline and 10 years of related experience in a multi-level public-sector organization, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This role requires considerable knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations governing the work and of the City; strategic communications and media relations theories, principles, methods, practices, procedures and delivery techniques; social media, public affairs and communications functions. The role also requires the ability to analyze issues and provide strategic advice, guidance and assistance on sensitive, controversial and confidential matters; to provide guidance, direction and instructions to management and staff in various City departments; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to edit, review and monitor content of written and digital materials; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; to establish priorities and accomplish objectives in a timely manner. The role also requires exceptional writing skills and skill in the use of software applications. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

The closing date for this competition has been extended until Monday, January 21, 2019. 

New applications are welcome!

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

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

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Communications
Posted: January 7, 2019, 4:52 pm
Expires: January 21, 2019, 4:30 pm