The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.
Position: Media Relations Officer
Department: Policy and Public Affairs
Classification: Level 4
Salary Band: $63,650 - $80,150
Language: Bilingualism (French and English) is required
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government. FCM’s Strategic Plan calls upon FCM to work collaboratively to: a) expand national understanding and support of the role local governments play in meeting national objectives; b) shape the national agenda by influencing decision-makers and opinion-leaders to ensure that the interests of municipalities are met or exceeded; c) build capacity and knowledge, thereby encouraging initiative and innovation, which in turn helps local governments rise to the challenges they face; and d) share its knowledge and experience on the world’s stage, so that others may improve the quality of life in their communities.
The Policy and Public Affairs department integrates three functions that are central to the fulfillment of FCM’s mandate: Outreach & Engagement, Policy & Research and Communications & Events. The team operates in real-time, responding to fast moving political events and policy opportunities. Our influence and relevancy is built on the quality and depth of our work, and is deeply informed by our members who represent over 90% of the Canadian population. The department provides policy, advocacy and communications support to FCM’s National Board of Directors, Standing Committees and Forums, including the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, and develops national advocacy and engagement strategies with internal and external partners including FCM member municipalities.
FCM relies heavily on its communications team to leverage its advocacy and policy work with a range of stakeholders, to engage with members, and to share the lessons and expertise gained from program initiatives.
Under the general direction and supervision of the Manager, Media Relations, the Officer, Media Relations implements media relations strategies designed to engage audiences and enhance the visibility of FCM programs across organizational communications channels. Working with the Media Relations Advisor the Media Relations Officer helps develop media strategies, is responsible for the implementation of these strategies, creates and curates compelling content, manages day-to-day media activities, and curates media plans for FCM’s programs.
The Media Relations Officer leverages current best practices and emerging trends to expand FCM’s reach and media impact across mainstream and industry media, ensuring alignment with corporate standards and objectives. As such, the officer has a strong understanding of the federal and municipal landscape, which supports effective networking with regional\local reporters. The incumbent is called upon to identify opportunities to optimize media impacts.
Knowledge and Experience:
Excellent oral and written communications skills in both English and French (bilingual) is required.
The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the By Ward Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FCM is currently under a work from home protocol. The successful candidate must have the ability to work from home until at least January 2021.
For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at https://fcm.ca/en
Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is November 29, 2020.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept on file for six months following the hiring.
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