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Communications Consultant II

Department or Division: Communications & Public Engagement

Term: Temporary full-time for approximately 18 months

Core Function:

This position develops and directs internal and external communication initiatives and strategies that support City of Saskatoon strategic goals and objectives. 


  1. Develops, manages, implements and evaluates long and short-term communication, marketing and media relations strategies for civic departments and divisions.
  2. Acts as a consultant to departmental management and other representatives to identify and resolve public, and internal, communication issues and opportunities.
  3. Identifies emerging issues and develops and implements effective and timely communication and social media strategies. 
  4. Plans and directs special events, news conferences, and related programs for the general public, employees, media, other orders of government, and other stakeholders.
  5. Analyzes emerging communications trends and recommends appropriate strategies for their use.
  6. Participates in the coordination of crisis communications.
  7. Moderates messaging and strategies for the corporate and social media sites.
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in marketing, public relations, communications or journalism.
  • Four to six years’ related experience in a public relations, communications or journalism role, including experience in project management and strategic communications.
  • Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Canadian Public Relations Society or the International Association of Business Communicators, accreditation preferred.
  • Knowledge of website and social media design and management.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making under strict time constraints and competing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and community.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skill in the use of a smart phone and computer using word-processing, desktop publishing and social media programs and software.

Salary: $74,851.20 to $87,723.84 per annum (2018 rates)

Closing Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: SCMMA 222