The Communications Officer offers a broad range of advisory and support for communications services to the PSAC.
Education and Experience:
Post-secondary diploma in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field is required, with a minimum of five years related experience. Prior experience working with a labour or political organization will be considered.
Knowledge of the political and operational structure of the PSAC;
Knowledge of union and social issues;
Knowledge of issues affecting the union movement and PSAC members;
Knowledge of government decision-making and of the Canadian political system;
Knowledge of media relations including the ability to establish a working relationship with and influence members of the media.
Ability to assess and analyze in order to develop appropriate communication strategies;
Ability to conceptualize and design a variety of communication materials;
Ability to strategize in order to mobilize members into action;
Ability to plan and organize in order to meet deadlines;
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and French;
Ability to edit for style and length and proofread French and English documents.
High degree of initiative, tact and good judgment;
Demonstrated commitment to union principles and social justice.
The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.