Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

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Job Posting: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Community Office of Catherine McKenna, MP. Ottawa Centre

The Constituency Office of Catherine McKenna, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the full-time role of Constituency Communications Officer.

PURPOSE:
This position is primarily responsible for the daily, weekly, and monthly management of local communications, including social media, print media, and in-person event and logistical support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Communications Officer will proactively lead the communications activities of the office, as follows:

  • Assisting with development and monitoring of a communications strategy, including branding.
  • Maintaining an active, responsive and timely Community Office presence on twitter and other social media platforms.
  • Obtaining, editing and organizing photo and video footage of MP and community activities.
  • Drafting content for community newspaper columns.
  • Drafting content for Householder and other communications materials for constituents.
  • Build and establishing relationships with local media outlets, and supporting media relations for the office, including drafting statements, news releases, key messages.
  • Assist in event planning
  • Assist in staffing meetings and events with the MP as required, including on evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as required in the operation of the community office, including some support with office administration.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualification required to successfully perform in the job:

  • University degree / College Certificate in communications, public relations, government relations, or a related field
  • Two – five years working experience in event management, communications, or public affairs
  • Strong ability in writing and speaking French
  • Proficiency with Adobe Design Suit, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Able to work independently and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Able to create and execute a plan and meet strict deadlines

Asset Qualifications

  •  Highly engaged with daily news and media
  • Understanding of basic web editing and design
  • Previous Constituency or Parliament Hill experience
  • Network of related contacts

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

  • Flexible hours required
  • Changing work priorities daily
  • Fast-paced, busy environment
  • Team player, willing to help others

 REPORTING STRUCTURE:
The Communications Officer reports directly to the Director of the Constituency

**All staff report directly to the Member of Parliament as requested**

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested individuals should submit in one PDF document a CV and cover letter addressed to Zachary Dayler to catherine.mckenna.C1A@parl.gc.ca, with the subject line “Communications Officer”.

Only individuals who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
DEADLINE: July 5, 2018