The Municipality of Yarmouth is currently looking for a Communications Officer to join our team.

Why work for the Municipality? We offer:
  • Team environment
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage
  • Generous pension plan with company matching component
  • Opportunities for growth and development in your career
  • A commitment to a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace

About the opportunity:
The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth is looking for an experienced professional to fill the full-time role of Communications Officer. The Communications Officer is responsible for coordinating a range of communication services for the Municipality including the preparation and administration of a communication strategy that ensures internal and external communication efforts are effectively coordinated. This includes stakeholder communications, media relations, issues management, marketing communications, social media, speech writing and the development of public announcements and other public communications documents. The Communications Officer is also responsible for communications and marketing for the Cape Forchu Lightstation.

Salary commensurate with education and experience (48,205 – 64,354).

About you:
The ideal candidate will have excellent demonstrated skills in issues identification and management. Along with excellent writing and editing skills and grammatical knowledge, the candidate will have the ability to effectively advise others and support their writing efforts. Knowledge of and experience in creating content using different writing styles for different purposes and for varied media as well as graphic design skills will also be essential. The candidate must also have a strong understanding of and direct experience in online communications, including how to develop effective online content and campaigns to support business goals. Knowledge of trends, behaviour and needs of online audiences is also crucial.

The Municipality of Yarmouth is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and in our hiring practices. We offer equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, free from discrimination. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please let us know.

To apply, please forward cover letter and résumé to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 8, 2024, followed by interviews beginning the week of July 22, 2024.

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