Royal British Columbia Museum
Communications Officer 18
Salary: $54,934 starting, increasing to $62,319 per annum
Are you a media relations expert with a track record of pitching compelling stories to the press? Are you a savvy communicator who knows who’s who in local, national and international media? Are you prescient enough to see where media is heading in the next decade? Do you frequently geek out on BC history?
If this sounds like you, you could be a fit for our team.
Under the general guidance of, and in consultation with, the Corporate Communications Manager, the Communications Specialist identifies great stories at the Royal BC Museum and communicates them to reporters, producers and assignment editors to generate coverage.
The incumbent will possess a deep understanding of the Royal BC Museum’s strategic priorities and program objectives and will use this knowledge as the basis for developing story ideas that advance the museum brand, promote interest in museum exhibitions and ultimately generate ticket sales among specific target audiences.
The position is deeply collaborative. The Communications Specialist consults with a wide range of Royal BC Museum staff members to identify stories, provide media training and support with a variety of communications tools. The Communications Specialist liaises with colleagues on communications, marketing and digital teams to ensure communications initiatives are supported through content marketing, traditional marketing, social media and the corporate website. The Communications Specialist liaises with an even broader cross-section of Royal BC Museum staff members to plan and execute behind-the-scenes feature exhibition previews for media and special events (e.g. feature exhibition openings).
Along with formal education in journalism or communications (or the equivalent combination of education and experience), you have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. You must be an extremely competent writer, as the position will require you to develop a variety of communications materials, including (but not limited to) communications plans, media advisories, news releases, internal and external backgrounders, speaking notes and marketing web copy.
You must be fastidious about details and have sufficient technical skills to oversee the media monitoring service and generate quarterly and annual reports.
You approach each task with a hardwired knowledge of industry best practices; beyond your knowledge of traditional media, you have a deep understanding of social media and digital marketing communications.
You are a creative and nimble thinker who is excited by the museum sector. Perhaps most importantly, you are passionate about telling stories, no matter what medium we put in front of you. You possess a high degree of flexibility, the ability to manage and refocus priorities and willingness to travel and work flexible hours/days as required.
We offer an attractive compensation package, training & development opportunities, a fabulous location and the chance to work in an organization passionate about preserving, protecting and sharing BC with the world.
Details of the accountabilities for this opportunity and the selection criteria which will be used to assess candidate suitability, can be found in the job description for this position.
Please submit your application in pdf format by 11:59 pm (PST) March 18, 2021 quoting competition RB2021:02 via email to: email@example.com
This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status).