Communications Officer

2 years ago


English, French
Entry level
PR and comms specialist

About Us

Founded in 2010, NewCities is an international, independent nonprofit committed to shaping a better urban future.

About the Role

NewCities is seeking a communications specialist passionate about international urban issues to join its team in Montréal for a 3 month assignment. The successful candidate will lead corporate communication activities, working directly with NewCities members including Cisco, CITI, ENGIE and Transdev. S/he will also join the team working on an exciting upcoming high profile co-creation project for a prominent city public space which includes a three-day event in February/March. Reporting to the Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager, s/he will work closely with communication colleagues as well as the wider NewCities team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior communications professional to work in a dynamic team and across multiple communication disciplines, including social media, public relations, marketing, event and corporate communications. This role will provide opportunities to learn about co-design techniques and of urban innovations from around the world.

What You're Gonna Do

Corporate communications (50%): - curating inspiring, intelligent and engaging social media content on the NewCities Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. - managing the NewCities thought leadership editorial: the Big Picture including working with partners to agree angles, identifying and working with contributors and working with the digital team to publish and promote the editorials. - ongoing media monitoring including weekly summary reports. - collecting and curating relevant content for the fortnightly NewCities newsletters. Project communications (50%): - preparing marketing and event material in both French and English (copywriting, contributing to design, and dissemination) - translating short documents and communications collateral (predominantly from English to French) - assisting in the preparation and dissemination of press material in both French and English (copywriting, identifying journalists, disseminating) - producing event briefs including photography and videography briefs - managing on-site event digital media communications (social media and a live blog) - working in collaboration, and managing the relationship with regard to communication matters, with key project stakeholders. - providing ongoing communications advice to the Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager.

About You

- Educated to degree level, or with equivalent professional experience. - Highly accomplished writing skills in both French and English. Only candidates who have a proficient level of spoken and written French will be considered. - Strong experience in developing, implementing and evaluating social media campaigns. - Experience of producing creative, yet practical, communications material within agreed timeframes and to effectively achieve agreed objectives. - Action oriented with good initiative and strong organization skills with high attention to detail. - Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability work at all levels of an organization and influence beyond line management boundaries. - A working knowledge of desktop publishing packages, such as Photoshop and InDesign (desirable). - Availability for immediate start for a three month period. A willingness to undertake some out of hours activities associated with the event aspects of the project. - Open minded, an eagerness to learn, and an interest in urban design. - Applicants must be eligible to work in Québec.


What We Offer

Hours per week: 37.5 (core office hours are 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday). Flexible working arrangements are negotiable. Some out of hours will be expected in relation to specific events.

International Candidates

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