Communications Assistant – City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

Communications Assistant

Competition No.: 2020-COM
Duration: Auxiliary
Salary: $30.98 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits
Last Updated: 10/26/20 10:27 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

The Communications Assistant compiles, consolidates, writes and/or edits a variety of information materials including news releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, video scripts, e-newsletters and promotional marketing materials. The focus of this position is in support of the City’s new corporate website. Communications Assistant reviews, writes and/or edits existing website content, develops new website content; researches source materials; communicates with departmental subject matter experts to obtain additional information or clarification; works with the website project design and development team to integrate written communications into the new website.

Requirements for this role include a Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field (i.e. Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism) and experience in researching, developing, and writing a variety of communications materials for diverse audiences. Other attributes include exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritize under pressure. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as demonstrable creativity, accuracy and attention to detail. The successful candidate will have strong writing and editing skills, and will be able to create engaging materials as well as research and implement best practices. Corporate website writing experience in a government setting and experience with website content management systems preferred. Your application should highlight related experience producing and coordinating content, communication project experience and information related to the scope of your past written communications projects.    

Please apply by Monday November, 09, 2020.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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