Communications Assistant

Town of Newmarket, Canada - Newmarket, ON (5 months ago)

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The Town of Newmarket, Corporate Communications Department
Requires a Communications Assistant
Contract (18 Months)

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications, the Communications Assistant acts as the first point of contact for Corporate Communications and is responsible for providing a wide range of communication, administrative and office support to the Department, Director and CAO when required. This position coordinates Town Halls and other special events of Corporate Communications; undertakes research as assigned and maintains paper and electronic files. This position also supports the corporate marketing and communications needs of other portfolios and departments.

How do I qualify?
Completion of a three-year college diploma, university degree with a post graduate certificate in Public Relations / Corporate Communications or University Degree in Communications combined with demonstrated experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Advanced communication and customer service skills to maintain a positive and welcoming image and environment to deal with the general public and staff courteously and effectively and experience dealing with sensitive and confidential matters
Working knowledge of general office/administrative tasks
Working knowledge of municipal government, legislation, and regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge and the application of the principles of media relations, marketing and public relations
Demonstrated experience in public relations, communication and/or journalism including writing, editing, designing, layout and production of print and electronic communications
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and officials at all levels, and to maintain confidentiality
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), graphics and web publishing applications (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator), and social media such as Twitter and Facebook
Highly developed oral and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to organize, shift priorities, multi-task and work independently
Ability to work and excel in a fast paced, ever changing environment
Availability to work unscheduled overtime and modified hours.
Class “G” driver’s license in good standing with reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.

Salary: $27.84 - $34.80/hour

How do I apply?

Please apply online at by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019 quoting the file number 19-03.

The Town of Newmarket is committed to accommodate all applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities including the recruitment process. Please no phone calls.