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Communications & Marketing Advisor

Job Details
Open Date Nov 30 2018 - 08:27:00 AM Close Date Dec 14 2018 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Communications & Marketing Advisor Posting Type Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent
Department Group Executive Services Hours per Week 35
Department Executive Services Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree Experience 5 years
Location Town Hall: 150 Mary Street Milton, L9T 6Z5

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The Executive Services Department, Communications & Marketing division is accepting applications for one (1) regular full-time Communications & Marketing Advisor. Reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications & Government Relations, this position is responsible for public relations, communications, and marketing support for Town of Milton initiatives, programs and services.  This position requires expertise in strategic communications planning, media relations, digital strategy and issues management within the Corporate Services, Engineering and Fire Departments.  The successful incumbent must be available to work variable hours including evenings/weekends on occasion.    

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Develops integrated communications and marketing strategies from conception to completion (research, analysis, planning, execution, evaluation) for Town initiatives, programs and events
  • Liaises with key departmental stakeholders to provide strategic communication and marketing advice; including best practices, budgeting, messaging and evaluation
  • Advises on current best practices, shares expertise and provides technical coaching as it relates to communications and marketing mediums and tools
  • Manages the implementation of multiple concurrent communications and marketing plans for programs, services, events and initiatives for various client groups
  • Develops and executes social media strategies
  • Creates and produces materials for communications and marketing initiatives; including website and social media content, printed materials, advertisements, etc.
  • Writes media releases, maintains positive relationships with the media and proactively identifies opportunities for positive public relations
  • Collaborates with graphic designers to produce communications and marketing collateral (i.e. advertisements, brochures/posters, social media content), newsletters (digital and print), and signage
  • Liaises with and gives direction to suppliers and consultants related to the execution of creative services and content such as videos, advertising, design, website development, photography and printing
  • Responds in a timely fashion to requests for information and services from staff, customers and other stakeholders
  • Proven knowledge of the principles and best practices of public engagement
  • Complies with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work, standard operating guidelines and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with department and corporate objectives

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations or related industry
  • Experience in strategic communications planning, marketing and media relations with a demonstrated ability to evaluate success
  • Advanced proficiency in all aspects of digital and social media
  • Accreditation or certification from CPRS, IABC, IAP2 or similar professional organization is an asset
  • Familiarity with public administration/municipal government and knowledge of the Milton community is an asset
  • Experience with crisis communications and emergency management is an asset

Salary Range: $72,248 - $90,310 (35-hour workweek)

The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code; the Town of Milton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. All applicant information collected is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and under the authority of the Municipal Act; used strictly for candidate selection.