New Job Public Relations, Communications And Research Officer In Newfoundland And Labrador

Public Relations, Communications and Research Officer
Public Relations, Communications and Research Officer

Public Relations, Communications and Research Officer

Company : Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE)
Salary : $80,000–$94,000 a year
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Company description

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) is the largest union in the province and is the recognized bargaining agent for over 25,000 public and private sector employees.

Job description


The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) is a progressive Union representing approximately 27,500 members. NAPE is the largest Union in Newfoundland and Labrador representing public (provincial and municipal) and private sector employees, providing the full scope of professional services to members. Our staff are committed to delivering quality services to our members across a wide range of areas such as labour relations, communications, collective bargaining, representation and other member services.



The successful applicant will be responsible for, but not limited to: independently writing and editing a wide range of communication materials, including: media releases, backgrounders, campaign materials. fact sheets, editorials, newsletters, internal briefs, videos, government relations correspondence and submissions, social media posts, and electronic communications. Will work closely with Union Leadership under the supervision of Campaigns and Communications Coordinator in developing messaging and materials for effective communication with news media, the general public, government officials, union members, and allies. The successful applicant will need to have the ability to conduct research and policy analysis on a wide range of union and labour related issues. Further, the position will assist in planning and conducting earned media outreach and organizing media events, conferences, and demonstrations. Will be responsible for documenting events and actions, including taking photos and video, and posting real-time content to social media platforms

Necessary Qualifications

An applicant will have a Bachelor/Master Degree in a relevant discipline such as Public Relations, Political Science, Communications, Journalism or education equivalency to that required with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a communications and/or research related role. Experience in the labour movement and non-profit sector will be considered a definite asset. The applicant will have advanced research, policy analysis, survey and data analysis skills; exceptional written and oral skills; advanced level of understanding of social media/communication technology platforms and their applications; familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and platforms; proven experience developing, implementing and evaluating marketing and communication strategies and tactics. A level of training/or experience in graphic design would be beneficial.

Applicants must possess strong facilitation and interpersonal skills and be comfortable speaking publicly to a range of audiences including sometimes hostile groups. The applicant must be a critical thinker and problem resolution oriented with the ability to work independently. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the fight for workers’ rights. Knowledge of, experience with, and commitment to, the union movement combined with a familiarity of the issues and challenges unions face in the current political environment is a key asset. Media and government relations experience will also be an asset.


A comprehensive salary and benefit package in accordance with the Staff Collective Agreement.

Closing Date

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm (NDT)

NAPE is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from equity-seeking groups.

Please submit a letter of application and resume, SUBJECT LINE: ‘NAPE Communications Job Posting’ via email


Submit a letter of application and resume marked CONFIDENTIAL – JOB COMPETITION AND ADDRESSED TO:


Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public & Private Employees

P.O. Box 8100

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

A1B 3M0

Fax: (709) 754-0726

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $80,000.00-$94,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Our offices are following all public health guidelines.

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-01-04