Communications Specialist

Category:
Information Technology
Industry:
Government - Provincial
Type:
Contract
Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
#165198

SUMMARY
Our Public Sector client is seeking an experienced Communications Specialist with digital marketing and public relations experience to support a high priority initiative for the Ontario Government

RESPONSIBILITIES
– responsible to provide assistance in communication planning, strategy preparation, implementation and measurement. Contribute to content development and the delivery of comprehensive communications programs through effective research, professional copywriting, project management of communication materials, and assistance with issues management.
– Responsible to provide subject matter expertise in the design and distribution of digital communication, email marketing as well as perform web content management and web analytics to support and promote the client’s image and branding through internal and external publications.
– Responsible for the coordination of internal and external publications.
– Collaborate with internal stakeholders to establish a pipeline of cross-company content to ensure information presented is accurate and consistent, and that it meets the Corporation’s values, objectives and strategic priorities.
– Produce clear and concise copy for publications and the web.
– create a range of visual content (infographics, illustrations, iconography) to support corporate marketing and communications initiatives.
– Engage and forge partnerships with external influencers to broaden the reach of campaigns.
– Responsible for providing web analytics. Collect and report on web analytics – identifying trends, patterns and information sources.
– Monitor, compile and report on publication statistics and metrics, highlighting successes, challenges and modifications.
– Responsible for web content management. Collaborate with design and production staff to project manage development of communication materials for clients.
– Create internal and external website home page content including the development, design and layout of new web pages for corporate initiatives; write content as necessary.
– Collaborate with and contribute to the overall Strategic Communications team.
– Provide assistance with planning, strategy preparation, implementation and measurement of communication programs.
– Provide input and advice on communication plans, projects, and effective website use to assist with marketing and communication.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
– 8+ years of experience in strategic/corporate communications, with a particular focus on web content, digital communications and writing.
– Minimum 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in Corporate Communications, Marketing or Public Relations required
– Strong knowledge of communication techniques and best practices
– Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and competing deadlines
– Experience working with designers and production staff to create marketing collateral.
– Familiarity with Constant Contact or similar web publishing software (HTML and CSS coding required)
– Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
– Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize work 
– A Strong customer service orientation with excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
– Able to work independently and as part of a team.
– Masters Degree in Communication, Business, Journalism or related field preferred
– Membership with the Canadian Public Relations Society or International Association of Business Communicators preferred

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