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Communications Advisor

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This position is responsible for a variety of communications functions with a focus on storytelling and strategic planning.

Communications Advisor

Closing Date: January 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Salary:            $56,103 - $71,834 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package
Schedule:      Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with overtime, as required 

Are you ready to join a fast-paced team that strives to excel in this profession? Become an integral part of our department and we will invest in your future aspirations. Under the direction of the Communications Manager, this position is responsible for the coordination and execution of a variety of communications functions with a focus on storytelling and strategic planning. 

Primary duties will include:

  • Assisting in developing internal and external strategic communication plans and materials to support operational initiatives, municipal programs, and issues management;
  • Day-to-day operational requirements include preparing communication materials and responding to issues while working with County departments to ensure accuracy and consistency of department, project and corporate messaging;
  • Writing, editing, coordinating, and managing communications associated with the development of communications plans, newsletters, news releases, advertisements, fact sheets, briefing notes, special events, and other communications vehicles;
  • Producing and posting web and social media content;
  • Proactively and reactively managing media relations;
  • Provide administrative support to the Manager. 

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with great attention to detail. You will also possess: 

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism;
  • Relevant experience in corporate communications, preferably in the public sector;
  • Membership with International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) an asset;
  • Passionate about writing engaging stories with extensive knowledge of communication practices and principles;
  • Advanced computer skills, organizational and written communication skills and the ability to learn and adapt to changing situations;
  • Experience in print and digital design;
  • Self-starter who has the ability to work independently in a time-efficient manner;
  • Possession of a valid class 5 Alberta driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. 

The County of Grande Prairie No. 1, located in northwestern Alberta, is one of the fastest-growing and vibrant economic regions in Canada. This resource-rich area features friendly communities; an array of cultural, recreational, business and educational opportunities; 6,000 square kilometres of vast and dynamic landscape; and an internationally-renowned dinosaur bonebed and museum. The County of Grande Prairie serves a trade area of over 260,000 people, its diverse economy driven by agriculture, energy, forestry, manufacturing, tourism and commerce. As the first established county in the province, the County of Grande Prairie offers rural appeal and easy access to urban amenities.  Visit us at


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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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