Media Relations Specialist

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Who we’re:
Ottawa Group Housing Company (OCHC) is the most important group housing supplier in Ottawa and the second largest in Ontario. We’re a non-profit group offering social and reasonably priced housing to greater than 32,000 tenants inside varied communities. We purpose to be a frontrunner at offering protected and reasonably priced houses to tenants in our communities within the Metropolis of Ottawa.

OCHC has been acknowledged as one of many Nationwide Capital Area’s High Employers for six years in a row as a result of its progressive and proactive packages on range, fairness, and inclusion, worker well being and wellness and company tradition.

OCHC is dedicated to creating equal alternatives for all staff and celebrates the variety of its office because it mirrors the varied communities inside our stunning metropolis. By working collectively, we foster the expansion of our staff in addition to the communities we serve.


What we provide:
Being an worker of OCHC you’ll have the prospect to make a optimistic affect the place it issues and assist your group in multiple approach! On prime of that, you’ll have entry to a complete and aggressive compensation & advantages bundle, versatile work choices, skilled growth, well being & wellness packages and extra!

What we search:
OCHC is at the moment looking for a Media Relations Specialist to handle media relations campaigns and regulate the present and rising points. Beneath the steering of the Company Communications Supervisor, the Media Relations Specialist will work carefully with stakeholders on media relations, and can develop and implement varied communication plans, supplies, and packages. All that is accomplished whereas safeguarding the model and demonstrating the worth of OCHC and its group work.

Media Relations Specialist with OCHC:
Offering reasonably priced and high quality options for our tenants is the mission of our group. Through the use of the suitable methods of communication with our totally different stakeholders, we will make this mission successful and create a greater world for our tenants. Because the Media Relations Specialist, you can be a serious participant in shaping the communities we serve by serving to us to attach extra with our communities and one another. You can be the important thing that permits our staff to serve our communities and convey develop into the lives of our tenants.

Because the Media Relations Specialist, a number of the issues you’ll do embody:

Develop and implement media relations campaigns and supply help on learn how to have interaction with the media

Assist and coordinate the event, implementation, and analysis of a broad vary of communications and media relations plans

Write, edit, and produce a variety of communication supplies resembling key messages, blogs, press releases, CEO speeches, and extra.

Develop and preserve instruments and techniques that promote efficient communication

Assist the administration and supply of content material on social media

Establish communication wants and supply recommendation concerning communication plan and content material

Consider and report on the affect of communications actions

Monitor the consistency of name, tone, and content material throughout all mediums

Monitor growth, developments, business greatest practices, and rising know-how, figuring out alternatives for enchancment

Evaluation and report on present and rising exterior and inside stakeholder points

Assist and advise supervisor on media relations actions resembling disaster administration and delicate key points that might lead to reputational dangers

Develop and arrange conferences and ceremonies for publicity and data functions

Act as a consultant for OCHC with the media elected officers, as required

Because the Media Relations Specialist, you possibly can stay up for:
A hybrid work atmosphere

Distinctive and ever-changing work duties each new day

Alternatives for private {and professional} progress

Utilizing artistic and problem-solving expertise to assist our group to convey optimistic change in our communities

What you convey:
Training & Expertise:
A typical candidate may have the next {qualifications} and expertise. Distinctive candidates with totally different {qualifications} shall be thought-about on the discretion of the employer if demonstrated expertise, data, and talent warrant.

Completion of a school diploma or college diploma in communications, journalism, public relations, political science or different associated subject

Minimal of 4 (4) years of associated expertise with a demonstrated monitor document of progressive and measurable exterior communications achievements

Information of company branding and layouts in print, digital, and social media

Information of media relations in public or quasi-public sector group

Information of communications and advertising ideas, pointers, and greatest practices

Understanding of accessibility points and associated legislations

Understanding of social housing sector alternatives and challenges that affect a various tenant profile

Information of Phrase, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, web site content material administration techniques WordPress, Media and social media monitoring platforms, graphic design software program database software and different commonplace company software program

Abilities and skills:
Very sturdy written and verbal communication expertise

In a position to translate concepts into compelling merchandise

Sturdy consideration to element

Proficient use of social media instruments and collaborative web-based enterprise instruments

Glorious interpersonal expertise

Potential to work in a confidential method and display tact and diplomacy when coping with delicate points

Glorious organizational expertise

Potential to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision whereas implementing a team-based strategy to service supply

Fundamental undertaking administration expertise

Potential to make applicable judgement and display sound decision-making

Potential to work nicely below strain and tight deadlines

Proficient in the usage of data know-how, resembling cellular units and pc techniques

Fluency in English and French is required

Different necessities:
Passable Legal Data Verify

Legitimate “G” driver’s license or equal and use of a automobile for enterprise functions

Potential to work irregular hours, together with exterior of regular enterprise hours, to help operational necessities

Work situations:
It is a full-time (36.25 hours / week) hybrid place with on-site attendance as required.

OCH is dedicated to offering lodging for individuals with disabilities. In the event you require an lodging, please notify Human Sources and we are going to work with you to collectively tackle your wants.

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Wage Vary:
$69,898.52 – $87,872.43

Pay Sort:

Company Communications

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