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Communications Specialist – Sask Sport Inc. / Saskatchewan Lotteries

If you are passionate about working strategically to deliver communications with excellence, this full-time permanent position in our Saskatoon office may be for you.  Ideally, you will have superior writing skills and write in a clear and engaging manner for a variety of audiences and vehicles.   You will also have strong organizational skills; be able to develop and execute communications plans; implement production and promotion plans; develop and deliver social media strategies; and other communications work such as web site content and media relations. 

A degree in communications or related field with a minimum of five years of relevant communications experience is required.  Membership in a professional communications association is an asset.

More information on this position is available at http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/jobs.php

 

Job Description:  Communications Specialist

Department:       Communications

Reports to:           Communications Manager

Location:               Saskatoon

 

Job Purpose

To work with the Communications Manager to strategically develop and implement communications plans, as well as support marketing plans, that effectively reach targeted audiences, and ultimately help the organization achieve its goals.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and implement communications plans in cooperation with manager and other team members.
  • Write for a variety of vehicles for both internal and external audiences including announcements, PSAs, promotions, production, advertising creative, newsletters, brochures, backgrounders, articles, human interest stories and speeches.
  • Implement production project plans including developing or writing scripts; capturing/editing visuals or working with external producers and editors; gaining clearances and permissions; drafting interview questions and conducting interviews; liaising with outside suppliers as required; coordinating Telecaster clearances as required; archiving production materials; liaising with technical crew if an event is involved; and fielding inquiries for footage.
  • Implement advertising and promotion plans as required.
  • Organize media conferences, write media releases, prepare spokesperson materials, and liaise with the media as required.
  • Write and plan content for the Saskatchewan Lotteries web site.
  • Provide communications services for lottery prize winners as required.
  • Assist with research projects and activities including evaluating planning outcomes.
  • Various duties as required and may include updating the web site, development of some beneficiary tools, and other communications work.

 

The work supports Saskatchewan Lotteries, however, some functions are organization-wide or may support specific amateur sport programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong writing (creative and corporate), editing and proofreading skills for a variety of mediums.
  • Ability to communicate key messages in a clear, engaging and appropriate manner for the intended audience and format of delivery.
  • Communications planning and execution skills.
  • Knowledge and skills to direct and/or execute audio, video and online production.
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills.
  • Good strategic and working knowledge of social media.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Energetic self-starter that enjoys a challenge and works towards positive and measureable outcomes.
  • Ability to understand and develop budgets.
  • Understanding of research and ability to conduct online research.
  • Professional mannerism and discretion in handling confidential information and materials.
  • Social media savvy with an understanding of working strategically with both traditional and social media in achieving goals.
  • Good computer skills in a PC environment including word processing, photoshop, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Knowledge of web site design and maintenance, html, basic design skills, an asset.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in communications or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant communications experience including strategic communications planning, writing and editing, as well as production, promotion and research.
  • Membership in a professional communications association.
  • Working towards professional communications accreditation an asset.
  • Experience with communications planning, media relations, advertising, research, and production.
  • Experience developing social media strategies and content plans.

 

Working Conditions

  • Permanent, full-time position, 37.5 hours/week. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.
  • Flexibility of overtime hours required for some production, event or media relations work.
  • Driver’s license necessary and vehicle is an asset as off-site work is required.

 

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and how it will assist you in this position to one of the following:

 

Email (preferred):               humanresources@sasksport.sk.ca (please note position in subject)

Fax                                               (306) 781-6021

Mail:                                           Human Resources

Re:  Communications Specialist

Sask Sport Inc.

1870 Lorne St.

Regina, SK    S4P 2L7

 

Deadline to receive applications is Sunday, May 28, 2017.

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank-you for your interest in Sask Sport and Saskatchewan Lotteries

 


Senior Communications Officer – CBC/Radio Canada

  

Job Family

  Communications

Primary Location

  Saskatoon

Position Language Requirement  English Only
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  – – –
Status of Employment  Temporary
Work schedule(s)  Full-time
  
Description

 

What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada
 
At CBC/Radio-Canada, we’re all about creating content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms and from coast to coast to coast. Want to be part of all this, and think you have the ability and drive to keep pace with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Then we hope you’ll consider this posting, check out our job-listings, and explore the possibilities of working with us. Whether it be in front of the camera, on mic, online or or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians.
 
Please note that this is a one year, temporary opportunity.
 
Your role:
CBC/Radio-Canada in Saskatchewan is looking for a dynamic, Senior Communications Officer (Marketing) to join the English Communications, Brand and Marketing team. The successful candidate will execute a variety of marketing/communications strategies, projects and initiatives in support of CBC Television and Radio programming and will report to the Communications Manager. This position requires someone with a passion for the CBC and a flair for connecting with audiences. You bring an innovative spirit to your work, and thrive in fast paced environments.
 
Some of the duties for this position may include: 
  • Experience in marketing, communications, community relations, event planning and execution and traditional and social marketing.
  • Develop and implement targeted social influencer mapping strategies to identify new audiences, create tailored on-line experiences, foster brand engagement and enable ambassadors.
  • Explore, experiment and recommend Social media strategies for other platforms (i.e. Reddit, Tumblr, Snapchat, etc.)
  • Implement marketing strategy for digital and social platforms.  
  • Support the CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Saskatoon and CBC North brand – Facilitate engagement with a community focus.
  • Manage and execute paid Social media buys.
  • Manage and update program assets/publicity materials.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with internal. This includes working on a variety of marketing projects. 
  • Develop and implement strategic, integrated marketing plans to promote programming.
  • Work closely with community partners to develop community engagement strategies and plans.
  • Conceive, plan, and produce a wide variety of marketing and promotional materials.
  • Demonstrated public speaking and networking skills.
  • Success in crafting dynamic and persuasive presentations.
  • Create and develop promotional concepts and approaches.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment; pitching ideas and working with the news team to identify promotable stories a definite asset.
Qualifications

 

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 
 
  • Community College Graduation in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related discipline.
  • Five years of experience in communications, promotions, and marketing.
  • Demonstrated social platforms experience – Active and highly skilled on multiple social media platforms and online communications tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Conversocial, Hootsuite and Expression Engine, and experience with social analytics and reporting.
  • Interest and acumen in digital and social media.
  • Success in crafting dynamic and persuasive social media materials.
  • Creative and strategic thinking.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated public speaking and networking skills.
  • Success in crafting dynamic and persuasive presentations.
  • Leadership skills (Excellent planning and organizational ability.)
  • Superior negotiation skills and the ability to navigate complex issues to bring about an agreement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work to a tight deadline.
  • Ability to provide support in a variety of roles in a team environment.
  • Excellent judgement. 
  • Initiative.
  • Strong PR and content marketing skills.
  • 25% of the job will include travelling to Regina and the North (Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit).
 
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
 
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.
 
If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 


Communications Officer – CBC/Radio Canada

  

Job Family

  Communications

Primary Location

  Regina

Position Language Requirement  English Only
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  – – –
Status of Employment  Permanent
Work schedule(s)  Part-time
  
Description

 

What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada
 
At CBC/Radio-Canada, we’re all about creating content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms and from coast to coast to coast. Want to be part of all this, and think you have the ability and drive to keep pace with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Then we hope you’ll consider this posting, check out our job-listings, and explore the possibilities of working with us. Whether it be in front of the camera, on mic, online or or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians.
 
Please note this is a part time permanent role. It is 2.5 days a week, with Saturday and/or Sunday shifts from time to time.
 
Your role
Develop, organize and produce items required to promote CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Saskatoon and CBC North Communications strategies, in keeping with corporate standards and policies. Work must conform to, and respect CBC program and journalistic policies, standards and practices, as well as the ethics related to advertising standards. There is an expectation of initiative and creativity, as well as the requirement to demonstrate good judgment.
 
Key Tasks:
  • Research and gather information from various sources to prepare communications plans and media strategies.
  • Develop and recommend communications plans for the region.
  • Execute fan engagement and outreach initiatives, including brand activations and contesting, to foster ongoing relationships with audiences.
  • Develop and produce promos for regional programs on Radio, TV, Web and social produced by regional stations, in accordance with network guidelines.
  • Recommend media placements and organize regional advertising campaigns in accordance with communications plans and strategies developed by Regional Communications. 
  • Works with cross-functional teams to collect and gather information on priority programming, in order to plan Social and Digital promotional content that highlights the best of CBC across all content areas.
  • Coordinate the airing of regional promos and ensure that they are available for broadcast.
  • Organize launch activities both internally and externally, as well as audience promotional events. 
  • Look for and develop partnerships with regional organizations. 
  • Anticipate needs for photos used in print ads and advertising campaigns. Help choose photos. If necessary, perform basic editing on radio promos. 
  • Help develop contests and coordinate their organization in tandem with management and programmers. Negotiate and, if necessary, draft the requisite agreements and protocols. Ensure that contests comply with legal requirements and program policies. Follow up with winners and partners. 
  • Research, prepare, draft, forward, and present documents related to internal or external communications activities.
  • Prepares regular Digital and Social Media reports.
  • Researches information regarding special projects, new initiatives and administrative matters.
  • Works with Audience Relations to develop messaging in response to audience enquiries and reactions.
  • Manage the budget for communications activities.
  • Assist with content development of radio program promos scheduled for broadcast on CBC/Radio-Canada TV networks.
  • Reply to and follow up on audience comments and requests, as needed.
  • Carry out all other related tasks as needed.
Qualifications

 

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 
 
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • Three (3) years’ relevant experience that demonstrates superior writing, editing and proofreading skills, a working knowledge of a wide range of communications and marketing materials, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Fluent in the working language.
  • Extensive general knowledge.
  • Experience in event logistics and brand activation execution.
  • Active and highly skilled on multiple Digital and Social Media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube. Proficiency, understanding and a proven ability to write for these channels is required.
  • Keen interest in and ability to keep pace with evolving Digital and Social Media trends.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated customer service and problem solving ability.
  • Ability to take initiative and demonstrate creativity as well as good judgment.
  • Flexibility in work hours as operations demand, including the ability to work shift work, including evenings, weekends and holidays, is required.
  • Bilingualism is a preferred asset.
  • Knowledge of CBC programming. 
 
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
 
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.
 
If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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