Opportunity:Communications Coordinator
Required Attributes:
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • English Language
  • French Language
Date Posted:7/3/2012

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Accountability & Responsibilities

General Accountability

The Communication Coordinator’s primary goals are creating media opportunities, using expertise and knowledge to guide TO2015’s messaging and to proactively responding to emerging newsworthy issues.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Supports Director - Communications & Public Relations in researching, developing, implementing Communication plans and budgets
  • Responds to media requests by acting as a publicist with media sources and consumer publications. Facilitates responses to media requests aimed at enhancing the Toronto 2015’s media profile at a community level/ provincial/ national/ international level.
  • Supports the execution of local PR activities, spearheading and leveraging PR, journalism and communications experience. Coordinates all activities for a team of writers and media relations specialists in local markets.
  • Manages senior level volunteers and media spokespeople.
  • Works with senior staff and outside Coordinators, identifying opportunities to communicate Toronto 2015 initiatives and thought leadership across MSM and SM platforms.
  • Participates in the planning of media events including interfacing with stakeholders, handling event logistics and coordinating pre-media pitches.
  • Works to coordinate the organization’s rapid response to spill news.
  • Creates and updates informative documents for internal media briefings and supports the writing, translation and distribution of press materials and website content
  • Researches and maintains contacts a database of national, provincial and local media sources leveraging knowledge of the industry for the PR department.
  • Manages the media monitoring systems and development of measurement reports
  • Recruits, trains and orients volunteers, as required

Contacts

Internal Contacts

  • All levels of staff and management within TO2015

External Contacts

  • Media
  • Journalists
  • Team of Writers and Media relations specialists in local markets.
  • Senior level volunteers and media spokespeople.
  • Consumer Publications

Requirements

Educational/Technical Requirements

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree or other post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field.
  • One to three years of experience in public relations or similar position in a non-agency setting or coordinator/experience in dealing with the media.

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Highly resourceful, self-motivated, analytical
  • Ability to handle multitude of tasks within a limited timeframe
  • Solid interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Extensive knowledge on current public relations trends and issues
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding and exposure to Toronto’s diverse population and media
  • Multi-task on a number of projects at any one time
  • Superb interpersonal communications skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Significant experience in supporting emergency planning and response

Diversity

TO2015 is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.



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