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Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Location: Regina, SK
Duration: Permanent, full-time
The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety encourages healthy, safe, and productive workplaces by setting, promoting, and enforcing employment and occupational health and safety standards. The ministry works with businesses, labour groups, workers, and other stakeholders to foster a positive labour environment.
We are looking for a communications consultant to join our team who has experience in web/intranet development; analytics and video editing, along with a broad range of abilities including strong writing skills that help share and tell stories; media relations; issues and event management; and desktop publishing.
You will have knowledge of:
- communication, stakeholder and media relations theories and practice; (Knowledge of Communications and Media Relations)
- communication principles and strategic communications planning; and
- Canada Press Style and capitalization.
You will have the ability to:
- interpret complex information and facts;
- research, analyze and verify information/facts that will allow you to make recommendations on best communication practices;
- communicate information clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing including but not limited to speeches, briefing notes, ad content, web material, correspondence, key messages, brochures or guides;
- plan and execute public events;
- respond to media requests ensuring adherence to deadlines as well as refining key messages;
- independently organize, prioritize and balance diverse/conflicting workload pressures in a changing environment while providing high-quality communications products and advice; and
- write and manage content/updates for website and intranet as well as provide videography and editing services.
You will be:
- a highly-motivated innovative thinker that uses good judgement and best practices in decision-making processes; and
- professional, tactful, and discreet when handling confidential and sensitive information.
Typically, the knowledge required would be obtained through a degree in journalism, public relations, communications or a related field of study and several years’ experience.
Closing Date: November 28, 2022 Competition Number: COM001641
The Government of Saskatchewan offers a wide range of careers with purpose and passion. Our people enjoy an enviable work/life balance in an environment that supports creativity, innovation and diversity while providing learning and career development opportunities. We are helping make Saskatchewan the best place to live, work and raise our families, by building the best public service in Canada. Join the team!
For more information on this and other opportunities in the public service, visit saskatchewan.ca/careers
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Farm Credit Canada
Location Name: Regina
Status: Permanent, full-time
Communication strategy and project management expertise rewarded
Join a team of professional communicators and help executives and senior leaders develop and implement communication strategies that support business objectives. You’ll manage and lead projects, develop processes and standards for the unit, and implement measurement tactics.
What you’ll do:
- Consult with senior leaders and internal partners on key communication strategies and plans
- Provide senior-level consultation and support for tactics that target employees and customers
- Deliver top-notch professional-calibre advice on communication best practices
- Collaborate with colleagues to identify strategic business issues
- Create and implement communication campaigns and measurements
- Develop partnerships throughout the organization
What we’re looking for:
- Confident communicator and strategic thinker who can balance the big-picture view with a focus on optimum plan development
- Disciplined professional experienced in managing projects, creating structure and building alignment on goals and outcomes
- Expert strategist able to deliver solid corporate-level messaging
- Self-assured team player who seeks out opportunities to collaborate
- Energetic multi-tasker with an in-depth understanding of communication principles and best practices
What you’ll need:
- A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or English and at least six years of increasingly senior experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience); general knowledge of agriculture or finance is an asset.
- Senior-level communication consulting experience with a focus on influencing others, building relationships and aligning diverse opinions.
- Professional calibre writing and publishing expertise.
K&S Potash Canada
Location: Saskatoon or Bethune
Duration: Full time, term
By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, we are collaborative in building it and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations. You can look forward to:
Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.
Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program PLUS great extras such as, paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity! A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
The Communications Specialist is part of the Communications team and reports to the Senior Communications Specialist. This is a Communications generalist role that is expected to provide communications support and/or strategies related to varying internal and external communications, and employee engagement and community investment activities.
This position is a three-year term with the possibility of extension. This position may be located at our Saskatoon or Bethune site.
- Develop and deliver high-quality, timely and effective communications support and/or strategies for a variety of projects, programs, and events for internal and external audiences
- Monitor the impact of communications by identifying appropriate success metrics and analyzing trends and patterns using analytics using available measurement tools
- Connect and collaborate with leaders and subject-matter experts to ensure communications align with overall business goals and priorities
- Develop compelling, polished content across multiple media for varying audiences
- Provide support as needed to Communication activities such as social media, media relations, crisis communications, internal/external events, brand awareness/development, and community investment
Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:
Skills and attributes for success
- A positive team-player with a strong desire to learn and collaborate as part of an integrated team
- Solutions-oriented with a growth and “think outside the box” mindset, focused on proactively bringing forward actionable ideas
- A strong business acumen with the ability to navigate a complex and changing business environment in the resource sector
- Ability to effectively communicate, and build/maintain strong and trusted relationships
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables with well-developed prioritization and time management skills
- Flexibility and willingness to shift priorities as required; ability to operate with a sense of urgency while delivering excellent quality
- Have post-secondary education in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related education
- Five+ years of experience working in a Communications, Marketing or Public Relations role
- Strong understanding of Communications best practice, planning and implementation
- Proven ability to provide communications support and/or strategies based on business need
- Proven ability to write for target audiences to inspire desired actions and behaviors
- Proficient in using web-based tools and Microsoft Suite applications, including Teams and SharePoint
- Strong skills and knowledge in social media including audiences, channels, content and analytics would be considered an asset for this role
The preferred location of this position is Saskatoon, however the candidate could work out of our Bethune location (Regina or Moose Jaw). Flexible work arrangement will be considered.
Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.
Preparing for an interview
An employer will often interview several qualified applicants for a job. An interview can be a simple, informal meeting between you and your potential employer, or it can be a formal interview between you and a group of people with set questions. To prepare, learn about interviews according to four steps: planning, interview materials, interview, after the interview.
When you are contacted to schedule an interview, you can ask if there will be a test as part of the interview process. You can also ask how many people will be at the interview.
When you prepare for an interview, plan and rehearse answers to potential interview questions. It may be useful to memorize your training, skills and experience, and be ready to answer questions on what you did and how you did it.
Confirm the scheduled interview time and arrive early. Find out ahead of time where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Drive or travel the route a day or two ahead, at the same time of day as you will on the day of the interview. Set aside at least an hour for the interview.
Carry a folder or envelope to the interview that contains:
- A copy of your résumé for each interviewer.
- Copies of your reference list.
- Paper and a pen, so you can write down the interviewer's name, the time of any future interview, or
other information you might need later.
- Copies of letters of recommendation, if you have any.
Here are some suggestions to help you succeed in an interview:
Greet the interviewer or panel members. Introduce yourself and shake hands firmly. Smile. A sincere smile will help to put you, and the interviewer, at ease. Stand until you are invited to sit down.
Let the interviewer or panel members take the lead and set the tone. Make eye contact, and answer the questions in a firm, clear, confident voice. Relax and sit naturally. Be prepared to tell the interviewer more about your education, training and skills, work experience, and the personality traits that make you right for the job.
Ask for more explanation if you do not understand a question. It is better to ask for clarification than to answer inappropriately.
During the interview, you may be asked if you have any questions. Prepare a couple of questions that show you are informed about the company. Ask for more information about the position for which you are being interviewed.
After the interview
After an interview, you may wait days or weeks to hear if you were successful. What can you do in the meantime?
Write a letter to the interviewers: Thank the interviewers for taking the time to interview you. Restate your interest in the job and remind them of your qualifications. If possible, mail or e-mail the letter the same day as your interview.
Go over the interview in your mind: Consider what parts went well and did not, what you feel worked and what did not, what you would say or do differently the next time. This will help you learn from each interview.
Follow-up call: If the employer is supposed to call you on a certain day, be available to take the call. If you are not called at the specified time, make a follow-up call. If you agreed to call the employer back, be sure to do it on the agreed-upon day. If you did not make any arrangements, and you have not heard from the employer in about two weeks, call to find out the status of the hiring process.
Ask questions: If you find out you did not get the job, you can ask why. "Can you tell me what would have made me a better candidate for the position?" Ask if the employer knows of any other job openings in your line of work. Always thank the employer or personnel manager for considering you. Be professional and polite. Even if you do not get the job, you never know when the employer may be hiring again.
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