Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Yellowhead Tribal Council is seeking a Communications Officer, who will provide support and guidance to the Yellowhead Tribal Council organization and its entities, which may include the member First Nations. This position requires developing and implementing communication strategies (internal and external), overseeing website content and design, coordinating media and public relations, and creating promotional materials and marketing initiatives.  

Summary of Duties:

  • Collaborate with management on ways to develop and implement an effective communication strategy
  • Edit and write publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing materials that communicate the organization's activities
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization, arrange interviews, and respond to any media inquiries
  • Develop and maintain a strong presence within the communities with both community members and businesses
  • Film and edit video for YouTube channels and other social media
  • Create and edit 4K video clips
  • Create and maintain a positive image for the organization
  • Assist with the coordination of special events such as community functions, area council meetings, information sessions, and open houses
The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or a related field (e.g., Public Relations or Marketing)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a communications role
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with publishing software
  • Experience with websites and design
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with editing tools such as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro
  • Familiarity with podcasting
Working Conditions:

  • Work during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:40 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Work within the office, with limited travel required
  • Ability to attend and lead presentations
  • Manual dexterity to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Required to climb three flights of stairs

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing date: Friday, October 25, 2019, 4:30 pm MST

Please forward a cover letter, current resume, and three (3) references to:

Joy Sandy
fax: 587.524.0181
#304, 17304 105 Ave
Edmonton, AB  T5S 2G8