Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer will support the planning, development, and delivery of print, digital and multimedia communications that enhance public, stakeholder, and staff awareness of – and engagement in – County programs and services. The successful candidate will provide communications consultation and guidance to departmental staff on the planning of campaigns and projects, and develop communications products across a variety of media that support the achievement of organizational goals. You will support the media relations activities of the department, drafting media releases and key messaging, and monitoring related coverage, and ensure successful event management, contributing to promotions, logistics and on-site coordination. A creative strategist, you will enhance the County’s corporate social media presence through effective planning, design, storytelling, and ongoing monitoring, and deliver a professional response to public inquiries.
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The successful candidate will also be required to submit a satisfactory criminal background check prior to the commencement of employment. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.
When emailing your application, please ensure your cover letter, résumé, and any other supporting documents are submitted in one file (preferably MS Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf)).
Please indicate in your cover letter your preferred method of contact: text, email, or phone call.
We invite you to submit your application by 4:30pm on Friday, April 27th, 2018 to:
County of Northumberland
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6