The position is part of the City of Hamilton’s Strategic Partnerships & Communications Division and reports to the corporation’s Manager, Communications. This position will provide business and communications support, strategic counsel and tactical support to a portfolio of business areas within the corporation. This position will also support various corporate communications work, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Demonstrated experience in public relations or in a communications environment normally acquired through the completion of a Degree or Diploma in Public Relations, Journalism, a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
Demonstrated experience with audience analysis, communication theory and development of communication strategies.
Superior written English and editing skills with a high standard of accuracy. Sound knowledge of communication theory and design. Ability to translate complex or technical ideas or information in simple terms. Experience in writing for diverse audiences.
Proficiency required across a broad range of communications and public affairs disciplines including internal communications, employee and community relations, issues management, strategic communication planning and implementation, advertising, media relations, presentations and speech writing, event coordination and promotion.
Superior skills in verbal and written communication, delivering presentations, interpersonal communication on project teams and when providing technical consultation.
Experience with the following is an asset:
Capable of working independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team and of building strategic relationships both within and outside the organization. Ability to balance a number of tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines is essential.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of web-based applications an asset.
This competition will require an interview and assessment.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
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The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
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