Communications Specialist

Website Town of Tillsonburg

Full job description

The Town of Tillsonburg is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Specialist who would be responsible for providing support in development and implementation of corporate communications and multimedia, assist with media relations and development of corporate communication strategies.

This is a permanent full-time position with an excellent benefits package including immediate group benefits coverage, OMERS defined pension plan and free Employee Health Club Membership at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.

Department: Corporate Services
Division: Communications
Reports To: Director of Corporate Services/Clerk
Hourly rate: $37.66 – $44.06/hour
Weekly hours: 40.

Criminal Record Check is required for this position.

Interested candidates please apply prior to the end of a business day on Wednesday May 29, 2024

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with the Communications Officer and various departments ensuring seamless and effective communication with residents, stakeholders, and the public through digital channels.
  • Develop engaging content for digital channels including the municipal website and social media channels.
  • Monitor and curate content for the municipality’s social media accounts, actively engaging with the community and promptly addressing inquiries.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the promotion of programs, events and engagement opportunities through online platforms.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to collect and disseminate information for online communication purposes.
  • Contribute to the regular maintenance and updating of the municipal website, ensuring accuracy and relevance of content.
  • Participate in the creation of multimedia content, such as videos and graphics, to enhance online communication efforts.
  • Stay abreast of current web and social media trends, applying insights to continually improve and innovate communication strategies.
  • Tracking metrics and reporting on the organization’s digital performance.
  • Provide additional supports to both Communications and Marketing as may be needed.
  • Follow safe work practices related to job responsibilities and have basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety
  • Act as it relates to the work environment.
  • Adhere to all Town policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Two (2) year post-secondary diploma in Business, Graphic Design, Communication, Marketing, or a related combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in project administration related to multimedia, communication and/or marketing preferred.
  • Experience in website content management systems and social media use is preferred.
  • Excellent research skills and familiarity with research methods and sourcing.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.
  • Ability to learn and use custom software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and meet multiple deadlines.

About the recruitment process

All new Town of Tillsonburg employees are required to complete a police record check.

The Town will accommodate any individual needs you have throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please contact us if you require any accommodations.

The Town of Tillsonburg is an equal opportunity employer and all information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

We thank all those who apply for positions, but only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit townoftillsonburg.applytojob.com.