Public Affairs Specialist

MS2 Media Specialist 2

Regular/full-time

Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage

Public Affairs, Communications Services Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number:  33299

Salary(s):   MS2 $64,002.00 - $80,437.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 1, 2017

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Communications Services Division with the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage is seeking an experienced communications professional to fill their Public Affairs Specialist position.  

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must be able to work standby and/or on call for evenings and weekends, on occasion.
  • Must be able to occasionally work out of town, including overnight stays.
  • Must have a valid class 5F driver’s license

Qualifications:

Essential:
 
  • A degree or diploma in communications plus extensive related experience in communications/advertising. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • Extensive experience developing strategic communications plans.
  • Extensive experience in media relations and issues management.
  • Experience managing multiple communications projects and events within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with internal clients as well as external suppliers and/or partners.
  • Strong consultative skills.
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Extensive experience in preparing written communications such as news releases, speeches, advertising and digital communications.
  • Demonstrated experience using current communication trends and technologies.
  • Strong negotiating skills
 
Desired:
 
  • Knowledge of the public sector environment and issues that involve or affect the provincial government.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in French.

Duties:

Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs, this position works with departments and internal team members to deliver direct services regarding strategic communications planning, media relations, issues or crises management, emergency communications, creative development of marketing plans and digital communications, and news conference and event management. These strategies may range from one-time events to large-scale campaigns involving social media and various forms of paid and unpaid promotion over an extended time period involving several levels of government, the private sector and non-government organizations.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 33299
Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
Phone:  204-945-4394
Fax:  204-948-2193

WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, PLEASE INDICATE THE ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER AND POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND/OR BODY OF YOUR EMAIL.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, PLEASE INDICATE THE ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER AND POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND/OR BODY OF YOUR EMAIL.

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.