Posted Sep 16, 2020Communications Officer



Business: Upper Nicola Band
Address: PO Box 3700, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8


Administrative Community


Communications Officer
Employment Start Date: ASAP
Rate of Pay: In accordance with the UNB Pay Grid Grade 5
Hours of Work: 32 hours/wkly

The Communications Officer will provide preparation and planning of media or public events and the
delivery of public awareness and education campaigns. The Communications Officer is responsible for
performing a variety of technical duties including, but not limited to writing, copy and photo editing,
advertising and graphic design, coordination, and preparation of newsletters, and UNB Social Media,
Website and App updates. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for administrative
duties, such as daily media monitoring and maintenance of media files and media network, research and
briefing notes, preparation of memos and correspondence for the Band Administrator, and other
general support activities.
Duties include:
• Complete word processing, web postings, and social media copy and photo editing,
newsletters, advertisements, and other correspondence
• Research public relations issues and monitor mainstream news sources (print, radio, TV, web)
for news of interest to UNB Chief & Council, UNB staff, and UNB communities
• Media monitoring and distribution
• Maintain media files specific to department, portfolio, and/or issue
• Maintenance of media contacts and network (partners/stakeholders)
• Preparation and distribution of briefing notes, backgrounders, news releases, and media
• Preparation and coordination of community newsletters
• Liaise with advertising and print agencies to develop UNB advertisements, public service
announcements, and communication materials
• Refer and respond (as appropriate) to public/media relations inquiries
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in public or media relations, corporate
communications, journalism, marketing or related field or equivalent work experience
• Knowledge of media relations and corporate communications
• Knowledge of local, regional, national current events and politics
• Advanced technical skills or ability to enhance, including web site content management
(updates), photography, advertisement, and graphic design, word-processing, spreadsheet, and
other advanced computer skills
• Knowledge of Syilx history and culture is an asset
• A reliable vehicle and a valid class 5 driver’s license
• Vulnerable Sector Criminal records check required
Send current resume and cover letter to HR:
In-person at the UNB Main Office, by fax 250-350-3311 or email
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

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