Job Posting Details

City of Burnaby

Corporate Communications Manager

Job Description
As the third largest City in British Columbia, Burnaby covers an area of 98.6 km2 and is also the geographical centre of Metro Vancouver. With this size also comes a great responsibility to the citizens and City staff to continue to make Burnaby the best place to live, learn, work and play.
Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, the Corporate Communications Manager is a senior administrative role responsible for developing, refining, updating and implementing the City’s Corporate Communications Strategy. The Corporate Communications Manager provides strategic and tactical communications advice to Mayor and Council and staff related to sensitive, controversial and confidential matters; provides strategic oversight, expertise and planning of City-wide communications activities; researches, writes, edits, reviews and monitors editorial content for a wide variety of print and digital media; develops, controls and monitors City communications and graphic standards; and provides communications expertise as a member of the Emergency Operations Centre. The Corporate Communications Manager sponsors and/or leads the development of projects and initiatives; influences and provides functional guidance to staff engaged in communications activities in various departments. Performs related work as required.
Qualifications include Degree in Communications, English, Journalism or a related discipline and 10 years of related experience in a multi-level public-sector organization, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This role requires considerable knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations governing the work and of the City; strategic communications and media relations theories, principles, methods, practices, procedures and delivery techniques; social media, public affairs and communications functions. The role also requires the ability to analyze issues and provide strategic advice, guidance and assistance on sensitive, controversial and confidential matters; to provide guidance, direction and instructions to management and staff in various City departments; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to edit, review and monitor content of written and digital materials; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; to establish priorities and accomplish objectives in a timely manner. The role also requires exceptional writing skills and skill in the use of software applications. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

How to Apply
Please submit your application no later than Friday, June 8, 2018 by visiting, quoting competition 2018-064. 

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Contact for Position

City of Burnaby
Burnaby BC

Telephone: 6042947303

Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Friday, June 29, 2018