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Communications Officer

Richmond, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

Are you a skilled communications professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Our Corporate Communications department is growing, and we are looking for Communications Officers to join our dynamic, dedicated team.

You will identify and support communications objectives for internal and external audiences. You will perform stakeholder analyses and develop strategies to increase awareness of WorkSafeBC's services, goals, and initiatives. You'll write communication plans and develop supporting materials for print and online channels, ensuring consistency of style and accuracy of content while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

How you'll make a difference: You'll build the understanding and trust that helps WorkSafeBC serve people across B.C.

Where you'll work

At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in our Richmond office.

We'll be reviewing applications on a weekly basis, so ensure to apply today!

What you'll do
  • Consult with internal clients to develop and execute complex communication plans that address organizational issues, mitigate potential risks and challenges, and provide clear, consistent, timely, and useful information to WorkSafeBC's stakeholders
  • Conceive and implement communication strategies to foster a greater understanding of WorkSafeBC's services, business objectives, and initiatives
  • Provide recommendations on content, key messages, style, and format of communications to the department and to clients
  • Apply plain-language best practices to all communications and recommend new ways of interpreting complex information for a broad range of audiences
  • Provide functional guidance to editors, web publishers, designers, and photo/video editors when developing and implementing communication initiatives

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for people who can:
  • Communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences both online and in person.
  • Coach and influence others in developing effective communication skills
  • Build strong relationships with people across and outside the organization
  • Collaborate with cross-departmental teams on complex and challenging projects, while adapting quickly to emerging circumstances or needs and be flexible in the face of change
  • Use the principles and best practices of business communications, including developing and implementing communication plans and strategies

Learn more: For more information about this position, including the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs); job description; and awareness items, see the job profile on WSN.

Your background and experience
  • A bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of six years of experience working in communications, public affairs, media relations, or writing and/or editing in a government, editorial, or publishing (consumer, academic, corporate, or technical) environment.

We'll consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Consent to a criminal record check
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Health care and dental benefits
  • Optional leave arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more) Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Want to apply?
  • Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
  • Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.
  • We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.
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