City of Brampton

  • MEDIA COORDINATOR

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2018 2:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4776
    Job Location 1: Company
    CA-ON-Brampton
    # Positions
    1
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Years of Experience
    3
  • Job Description

     

     

     

     

    WORKOPOLIS-TEMPLATE (2)

    MEDIA COORDINATOR (15 MONTH CONTRACT)

     

     

    The City of Brampton prides itself on being a future ready organization with a sharp focus. The community’s growth, youth and diversity set Brampton apart as an emerging city on a global stage. Brampton sits at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. Brampton is moving forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold.

     

    AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

     

    The Media Coordinator role is centred on advancing this narrative for Brampton. We’ll be looking to you to make recommendations that align organizational activities with our narrative and develop media strategies that present a unified, positive image for the City.

     

    Using skills picked-up through the completion of your degree or diploma in communications, journalism or public relations, and a minimum of three years of experience in the field, you will work with the communications team and clients across the corporation to identify stakeholders that need to hear about the City of Brampton and develop media strategies that will land with these audiences.

     

    As the successful candidate you will:

    • proactively seek outlets and pitch stories that resonate with identified target audiences
    • develop forward-thinking media strategies for major City campaigns
    • help create and distribute crisp media products including advisories, releases, service updates and matte stories
    • cultivate relationships with journalists and media outlets by providing appropriate and consistent responses to media inquiries
    • monitor and report on media coverage in a way that informs the division’s strategic decisions
    • monitor, report and advise on media issues to ensure appropriate internal stakeholders are kept informed and issues are properly managed
    • help identify strong corporate spokespeople and provide/ coordinate media training
    • share responsibility for internal distribution of daily media clips

      

    SELECTION CRITERIA: 

    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations.
    • Minimum of three years of organizational communications experience dealing with media on complex issues, preferably in the public sector.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing communications support to senior management and elected officials.
    • Understanding of municipal government environment and current issues.
    • Understanding of the use of technology and its impact on communication.
    • Solid English language usage skill (both oral and written).
    • Member of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or a similar related professional organization an asset.
    • Has subject matter expertise in the design and delivery of effective communications products and messages. Understands creative design and print, audio and web production.
    • Uses MS Office, Adobe, email, internet and other PC tools.

    The ideal candidate shares our passion for helping Bramptonians feel proud of their city, amazing those who don’t live here, and telling stories that help our employees come to work excited each and every day. You speak up when you feel we aren’t putting our best foot forward. You pride yourself on meticulous attention to detail. You understand that the way residents receive information is anything but traditional and are committed to leveraging new channels that better connect with our audiences.

     

    If you are interested in being part of our team, we look forward to hearing about what you would bring to this role.

     

    Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. To hear more of what our employees have to say, watch our Join Our Team Video. For some insight on Brampton’s future watch our Planning Vision Video by renowned Planner Larry Beasley.

     

     

    **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    **Starting Salary: $77,201.00/yr

     

    Job status: Contract

    Job Type:   Non-Union

     

    Applications must be received by: July 20, 2018

    Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

     

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment by July 20, 2018 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement.

     

    Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

     

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

     

     

     

     

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