Communications Specialist (Temporary) Job Opportunity

Posted On: January 15, 2020
Application Deadline: January 27, 2020

February 2020 to March 2021 (flexible with possible extension)

Reference #2020CS–01

The Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan is seeking a highly motivated, “hands on”, and experienced communications professional to join our team to manage the Office’s communications function, and provide strategic communications advice.

Based in Regina, we offer a professional, challenging, friendly, and flexible work environment that supports the balance between work, personal life, and community involvement while promoting continuous learning and career development.

The Position:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Provincial Auditor and working closely with the Provincial Auditor, the Communications Specialist implements the Office’s strategic communications plan, provides strategic communications advice, and develops a wide range of internal and external communications. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Editing internal/external publications for accuracy, readability, and publication  
  • Media relations, management and monitoring, including organizing press conferences
  • Writing and developing communications materials (e.g., news releases, web content, reports)
  • Managing the Office’s external website and intranet, including content creation
  • Social media management. Content development and curation, including visuals
  • Designing graphics for various materials (e.g., ads, infographics, print) and media platforms
  • Research—developing and administering surveys, analyzing data, and reporting results

Candidate Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least five years of experience as a public relations/communications/journalism professional, including direct experience in writing and editing, media relations, website design and maintenance, graphic design, social media, strategic communications, internal communications, research, and event planning/press conferences
  • Exceptional analytical and project management skills combined with initiative, sound judgment, flexibility, and decision-making competence
  • Able to establish and maintain rapport with colleagues and external consultants
  • A proficient writer, a sharp eye for detail, and thorough knowledge of English grammar and punctuation, and the editing/proofreading process
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of government and the public sector, preferably in Saskatchewan, an asset
  • Print production knowledge an asset

We offer a competitive salary, attractive benefits, flex time, and professional development.

Please email your application including reference number #2020CS–01, cover letter, detailed resume, references and salary expectations, in confidence to:

Angèle Borys, CPA, CA, CPHR

Deputy Provincial Auditor and Chief Operating Officer

Email:  hr@auditor.sk.ca

Application deadline: January 27, 2020

The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

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