New job Government and Media Relations Officer (Media Relations Officer) in British Columbia

Government and Media Relations Officer (Media Relations Officer)

Company : WorkSafeBC
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications (5124)
NOC Job Title: Media Relations Officer
Expires in 22 days
Expires: 2021-10-01
Posted: 2021-09-09
Last Updated: 2021-09-09

Job Location(s)

6951 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, British Columbia
V7C 1C6, Canada

Job Description

This position is a full-time permanent position and will be remotely based during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that after the pandemic, the position may be based in either the Victoria or Richmond office.

As a media relations officer you will:

  • Liaise with senior departmental staff, as well as staff throughout our organization, to ensure external communications are consistent with our strategic direction
  • Develop communications strategies, media plans, briefing notes, news releases, media advisories, backgrounders, fact sheets, and key messages
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with external stakeholders; in particular, with key media and government stakeholders
  • Communicate directly with senior management and government on requests for information
  • Support the coordination, development and delivery of presentations and informational publications
  • Coordinate media outreach, including pitching stories to media, distributing editorial media materials, and setting up interviews
  • Develop and maintain targeted media lists and analyze media output, as required
  • Track media inquiries and create quarterly reports on proactive outreach

We're looking for someone who can:

  • Clearly and concisely present and explain technical information, verbally and in writing in plain language, to audiences with varying levels of understanding and information needs
  • Independently plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and tasks to meet departmental and organizational deadlines and goals
  • Work with media and internal stakeholders to provide timely, accurate, informed and contextual responses to queries
  • Be a flexible and active team player
  • Strive to achieve best outcomes in a collaborative work environment
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients by putting them at ease, responding courteously, and providing solid advice and consultation
  • Analyze large volumes of complex information and create proactive communication plans and strategies
  • Apply understanding of the communications industry to help provide advice in planning
  • Apply understanding of BC's news media landscape as well as BC's political landscape to inform both reactive and proactive media relations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholder contacts

Your experience and educational background:

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, political science or a similar discipline
  • A minimum of three years of experience in the field of communications, media relations, journalism or government relations
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with government, crown corporations or agencies, and ministries
  • Experience working with MLAs or other elected officials
  • Experience in issues management
  • Experience working in media relations or journalism is considered an asset
  • We'll consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Related Document(s)

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Expiring: Oct 01, 2021

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