The Communications Specialist participates in the planning, development and delivery of strategic communications plans and tactics that support short and long-term divisional initiatives. Works closely with the Manager, Communications to implement communications strategies that will assist the organization in achieving its goals and objectives while managing the reputation of the WSIB.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Provide technical expertise in drafting communications plans and tactics that will deliver on business goals and objectives.
Work with the team to provide communications advice and support to business partners working on organizational business activities and specific projects.
Use diplomacy and sensitivity with confidential information regarding WSIB operations including initiatives which may result in reorganization of areas, changes in staffing, accountabilities and functions, budgets or other shifts in corporate direction.
Bring a creative approach and communication best practices to develop and execute communications plans and tactics.
Assist as a communications support representative to cross-organization project teams.
Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with client and project teams.
Use vendor management skills to establish effective vendor contracts in support of plan execution.
Draft communication plans and tactics to deliver against organizational objectives, manage the WSIB’s reputation and enhance audience engagement, both internally and externally.
Assist with the preparation of confidential material regarding high level strategies and responses to stakeholder and staff.
Liaise on creative solutions that reflect current and emerging trends, technology and industry best practices.
Coordinate implementation of plans
Have a good understanding of the media market within Ontario and be able to pitch media to secure coverage of specific WSIB initiatives.
Draft content using superior and effective writing and editing skills in the development of internal and external documents such as presentations, newsletters, bylines, brochures, manuals and annual reports.
Lead and organize events such as town halls, stakeholder sessions and webinars
Coordinate with others to support plan execution, including graphic design, printing, web publishing, social media or other resources as required.
Education (Level and Specialty / Discipline):
Recognized degree or diploma in public relations, communications, political science, journalism, or similar field
Experience (Years of Related Experience and Type of Experience):
5-8 years’ experience in public relations, communications, government relations, issues management, government
Proven experience in:
Project planning to manage multiple and concurrent projects varying in scope and complexity
As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.
To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.
The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact email@example.com. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, please provide your accommodation needs at that time. Please be advised that you may be required to provide medical documentation to the WSIB’s Corporate Health Department so that appropriate accommodation can be provided to you throughout the recruitment process.
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