Communications Officer




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Job Description:

Assist with the promotion of our client's data sovereignty work through a variety of channels, such a social media, web content, media relations, public events, promotional material and emails. This includes writing, editing and distributing content for all channels

Assist with the production of corporate publications such as annual reports, survey reports, papers, press releases, speeches, speaking notes, Qs and As, newsletters and promotional materials

Assist with the management of our client's on-line presence which includes social media platforms

Writing media releases that help promote our client's publication and outreach efforts

Assist with the planning and execution of our client's social presence at trade shows which will involve travel

Assist with community outreach efforts including attendance at events in First Nations communities

Assist with requests for translation and quality control of translations

Assist with the maintenance of a documentation management system       


Job Requirements:

Excellent written communications skills including editing and proof-reading

A commitment to creative problem-solving and collaborative teamwork

A keen attention to detail

The ability to thrive and excel under pressure

Ability to juggle competing responsibilities and manage multiple deadlines

Fluency in social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube) and social media management software (Hootsuite)

Knowledge of content management system applications (Wordpress and Drupal)

Experience in media relations, stakeholder engagement and relationship management  

Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively

Lived First Nations experience is a strong asset.


Preferred Qualifications

Ability to write for a First Nations audience

Experience with Knowledge Translation techniques

An understanding of Indigenous peoples' paths to self-determination

An outgoing personality and a willingness to engage in face-to-face conversations with First Nations leaders and community members

An understanding of indigenous traditions of knowledge creation  

Some proficiency in a First Nations language

Fluency in English and French


Experience and Education


An undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English or a related field

A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience