Communications Assistant

Back to Blogs Posted: December 10, 2019
City of Burnaby
December 10, 2019
Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
New to communications, Established professional


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This is communications work researching, writing and editing materials in support of programs, projects and initiatives city-wide on an auxiliary basis. Reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant compiles, consolidates, writes and/or edits a variety of information materials including news releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, video scripts, e-newsletters and promotional marketing materials. The Communications Assistant duties may include, as required: preparing and providing input into Communication and Marketing plans; attendance at open houses and public meetings as communications support; coordinating content for city newsletters; and identifying stories to share with residents.

Requirements for this role include a Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field (i.e. Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism) and experience in researching, developing, and writing a variety of communications materials for diverse audiences. Other attributes include exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines, multitask and prioritize under pressure. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as demonstrable creativity, accuracy and attention to detail. The successful candidate will have strong writing and editing skills, and will be able to create engaging materials as well as research and implement best practices. Corporate writing experience in a government setting preferred. Your application should highlight related experience producing and coordinating content, communication project experience and information related to the scope of your past written communications projects.

Hours of work: 70 hours bi-weekly; Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Pay Rate: $30.98 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits (2019 rates).

Please apply online at by Friday January 3, 2020.

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