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TL Communications Advisor - FTT

Job Description

TL Communications Advisor - FTT (Approx. 6 Months) (20130393)


The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities and our responsibilities continue to grow. It is our unique task to move people and goods in an integrated road and transportation network, while preserving & enhancing Metro Vancouver’s quality of life.



Delivers internal and external communications programs, including participating in the development and implementation of communications strategies for various corporate policies, initiatives and events. 


Key Accountabilities


-Develops and implements TransLink’s internal and external corporate communications programs and strategies for various corporate policies, initiatives and events. May act a contact for news media enquiries, and assist other departments with media relations issues.

-Writes, edits and coordinates production of a variety of communications materials for both print and electronic/web publications.   Plans and tailors content of messages to a variety of audiences and ensure content and messaging is consistent with TransLink’s mission, vision and values, and the corporate communications strategy.

-Coordinates and participates in communications events including but not limited to townhall meetings, media events and other TransLink public events.

-Collaborates with clients groups (executives, managers and topic experts) across the enterprise to develop and deliver communications for policies, initiatives and events. Consults with client groups to ensure copy is accurate and communicates the desired message to the intended audience.

-Researches communications best practices and trends, making recommendations on potential new programs and initiatives.


Education and Experience


The competencies for this position would typically be acquired through completion of a university degree in Communications or a related field plus three (3) years experience in corporate communications or public relations within a large public organization with experience in electronic publishing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Other Requirements


-Advanced written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop and implement communication strategies, plans and a variety of communication materials, including web and social media content

-Solid knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques of strategic communications

-Solid interpersonal and relationship building skills with ability to recognize political and other sensitivities, and develop credibility with internal stakeholders through communication

-Advanced knowledge of standard office tools including word processing, web-based and presentation software

-Solid project management and time management skills

-Solid working knowledge of electronic publishing and social media

-Solid analytical and problem solving skills


Other Information


Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.


Work Schedule


37.5 hours per week.

How to Apply

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INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.


Posting Date: October 4, 2013

Closing Date: October 18, 2013


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Job Location
New Westminster

Listing to be posted until:
Saturday, November 09, 2013