Senior Manager, Government and Media Relations (2-year position)

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April 23, 2019
Richmond, Canada
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We’re looking for a perceptive and innovative leader to develop, manage, and implement our comprehensive media, community, and government relations strategies. You’re an experienced issues manager who can interact with and influence a variety of groups using strong communication and interpersonal skills. As WorkSafeBC’s main conduit with media, you’ll be a spokesperson for interviews, representing our organization’s commitment to the well-being of workers and employers across the province.


The senior manager, Government and Media Relations provides leadership and direction to establish effective implementation of strategies, business plans, and policies and ensures internal and external communications are strategic and consistent. Consider joining us for this two-year assignment to manage a team who strive to support an organization that makes a difference to the workers and employers of British Columbia.


What you’ll do

As senior manager, Government and Media Relations you will:

  • Develop and implement WorkSafeBC’s media relations strategy; build and maintain relationships with media representatives; conduct interviews with radio, television, print or online media; conduct media outreach for promotional campaigns
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the government relations strategy; build and maintain productive working relationships with a network of political and government representatives to promote and advance the organization’s vision, priorities, and objectives
  • Work closely with Corporate Communications and Marketing to ensure a coordinated approach to all external communications, while also providing an issues perspective
  • Maintain knowledge of broader news and issues that may impact WorkSafeBC by monitoring news, government/policy, and social media channels


Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Interact in a professional and confident manner with senior executive members and government officials
  • Manage projects, issues, and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Influence others through excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Use personal resilience and stress proof tactics to work under high pressure
  • Manage a small team and create a supportive working environment by promoting teamwork and collaboration, mentoring, and motivating
  • Be perceptive and able to understand a variety of opinions and perspectives
  • Be available 24/7 for serious incident reporting and communications with senior executive, government officers, and media, and travel and work at non-office hours


Your experience and educational background:

  • A degree in media, communications, journalism, or public relations
  • A minimum of ten years of experience at a senior management level in media and/or government relations
  • Experience working in a news or media environment
  • Strong command of BC government and media issues and culture
  • Experience as a media spokesperson


Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers’ compensation system today and for future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 238,000 registered employers in our province.


What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent 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 benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.


We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


To apply

Visit and select Careers to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

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