Media and Public Relations Manager – Mayor’s Office – City of Abbotsford (Abbotsford, BC)

Media and Public Relations Manager – Mayor’s Office

Innovation, Strategy, and Intergovernmental Relations
Exempt, Fulltime
Posting #J1020-0485

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.


The City of Abbotsford has an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional. Working in the Executive Office, you will provide communications and public relations support to the Mayor, Council and the City of Abbotsford as our City continues to grow as the “hub of the Fraser Valley”.

Our organization depends on the strength of relationship building and being effective and diplomatic in interactions with key stakeholders, fellow staff members and guests. Within the strategic communication framework, you will meet a variety of challenges to ensure the Mayor and Council’s vision for Abbotsford is communicated across a diverse stakeholder group through a multitude of media channels.

Writing speeches, overseeing the development of press releases and public advisories, organizing press conferences, developing excellent media and government relations and providing strategic communication’s advice to the Mayor, City Manager and the Executive Office, are key responsibilities of this role. The incumbent will be a highly efficient self-starter with great attention to detail who values a team environment and can manage a busy and interesting workload while providing excellent customer service.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • A University degree in Communications, Business Administration or Public Administration, courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, or Political Science are considered an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years – seven (7) years related experience in a government setting, with a sound working knowledge of professional communication techniques and practices; and,
  • Experience in communications, journalism, public affairs, or related political science field, knowledge of or experience with the legislative process and the Local Government Act

If you are looking for a position that will provide you with endless opportunities for growth and accelerated learning, apply now! 

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at www.abbotsford.ca/careers

Closing Date: February 28, 2021

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