Bilingual Communications Consultant - COM001219
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location(s): SK-Regina and Area-Regina
Ministry: 005 Education
Salary Range: $32.707-$40.985
The Ministry of Education is committed to the success and well-being of all Saskatchewan learners and the enhancement of literacy for all Saskatchewan people. By putting the needs of each and every student first, we will ensure that our province has a highly skilled and highly educated population that will contribute to the success of our province.
The Communications & Sector Relations Branch is seeking an energetic, flexible, highly organized and motivated bilingual Communications Consultant for a permanent full-time position in Regina. You will be part of a dynamic team of communications professionals responsible for communicating the future provincial education plan for the next decade in Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in Saskatchewan. The candidate for this position must be fluently bilingual in French and English. A French proficiency test will be a part of the assessment process for all candidates under consideration.
Reporting to the Director of Communications you will:
provide strategic communications counsel to senior ministry officials;
create strategic communications plans to create awareness of the services, programs and funding provided by the ministry;
write and coordinate written responses to citizens in both French and English;
review and proofread French translations of ministry documents;
lead a range of external communication initiatives including writing news releases, planning ministry announcement events and creating digital and video communications materials; and,
work independently and as part of a communications team to plan, develop, implement and evaluate communication strategies and plans.
In order to be successful in this role you will have:
knowledge of communications theories, principals, and techniques;
knowledge the use of appropriate grammar, syntax, spelling and vocabulary in both French and English;
a strong background in writing communication materials and strategies, including creating materials for traditional and digital audiences;
the ability to research, clearly and concisely write and edit a variety of communications materials including communication plans, web content, news releases, speeches and publications;
the ability to anticipate, identify, and assess broad issues in the context of the impact on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education; and
experience using communications related software including InDesign, Google Analytics, social media analytics, website content management systems, video editing programs and/or Photoshop is considered an asset.
Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would be attained through a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or a related field of study, combined with several years of communications experience.
What we offer:
Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals
A competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package including pension
Vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave
Inclusive work environments
Flexible work arrangements
Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in "diversity groups" below
Diversity Groups: Aboriginal persons, Persons with disabilities, Visible minority persons
Hours of Work: A - SGEU Office 36 - one day off every two weeks
Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Jul 15, 2020, 12:59:00 AM