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Communications Specialist – City of London

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Service Area City Manager’s/Communications
File # B-03-19E
Posting Closed Date 1/17/2019
Job Code C1236
Position Title Communications Specialist
Position Type Permanent – Full Time
Employee Group CUPE Local 101
Summary of Duties Under the direction of the Director of Corporate Communications, assists with corporate communications initiatives for the City of London.  Develops, implements and evaluates communication plans and strategies for Civic Service Areas who do not have specific communication/marketing/public relations positions. Meets with the Corporate Communications Committee to develop and implement corporate communications initiatives by ensuring a cross-fertilization of ideas and resources.
Work Performed
  • Liaises, develops and sustains relationships with a wide range of community groups, Departments and outside agencies.
  • Works with Civic Departments in a consultative role to help in the development of strategies, annual budgets and plans to ensure the most effective use of funds for communication.
  • Coordinates work of Corporate Communications Committee and evaluates the priority of projects.
  • Reviews appropriateness of print media requests for external publications with respect to content.  Makes recommendations on materials, methods, approach, etc. to obtain the best quality of the product to ensure that all jobs are designed and produced in the most efficient and economical manner.
  • Acts as a resource to external consultants on status of communication initiatives.
  • Provides advice on desktop and electronic graphics technology, researches alternatives and suggests courses of action.
  • Writes media releases and public service announcements as required.
  • Evaluates requests from agencies, advisory and special committees to develop information, materials and strategies.  Provides instruction for completion of projects having corporate impact.
  • Researches and develops new information materials for internal publications.  Writes copy and edits existing brochures, pamphlets, booklets and flyers for internal or external use.  Makes or recommends changes.
  • Responsible for writing, layout design, production and budget for the corporate newsletter.
  • Coordinates material and develops guidelines for all supplementary Departmental newsletters.
  • Writes and designs presentation materials as required for topics having corporate impact.
  • Investigates options and costs associated with using slide shows, videos, radio, TV and other broadcast materials as an alternative to print materials.
  • Writes copy and edits print materials as required.
  • Prepares and trains appropriate City of London staff on communication software, graphic design concepts, procedures and Communication initiatives.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications Two year community college Public Relations, Journalism or Corporate Communications Diploma.
Experience Three to four years’ related experience.
Specialized Training and Licenses Skills and abilities in the following areas are necessary:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

IABC or APR accreditation preferable.

Compensation Range $48,422 – $69,541 (Level 12)
Other Information Hours of Work: Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

These hours of work are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement and may include evening hours and Saturdays.

Important Instructions NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a job related test.




Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a Police Information Check (PIC), dated within the last six months. This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).

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