Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for

Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for

Ottawa Centre




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.

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.

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.

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


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

The Communications Officer reports directly to the Director of the Constituency

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


Interested individuals should submit in one PDF document a CV and cover letter addressed to Zachary Dayler to, with the subject line “Communications Officer”.

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