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Media and Language Communications Coordinator

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 94,110 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
07 April 2017

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, this bilingual (French/English) position is to ensure consistency with the provision of language communications, and public affairs products and services to the Government of Nunavut. The Media and Language Communications Coordinator will ensure that GN communications activities are compliant with the requirements of Nunavut’s Official Languages Act. The incumbent will provide support, develop and deliver communications programs, products, and activities in French. This includes writing and editing news releases, reports, backgrounders and fact sheets as well as editing material in French. The incumbent will also provide day-to-day advice and support to departments and agencies on media relations, advertising, and internal communications, as it relates to the official languages of Nunavut. The Media and Language Communications Coordinator will coordinate all of the translations for the department and release of all Government of Nunavut news, along with regularly liaising with Nunavut’s French Language community and media. The Coordinator is also responsible for the regular monitoring of the GN websites to ensure that the content and written instruments directed to or intended for the notice of the public (i.e.: policies forms, guidelines) are readily available in all the official languages.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree or a college diploma in journalism, communications or related field, accompanied by 5 (five) years of previous work experience in communications and/or media relations. A thorough knowledge of GN programs and services, Nunavut’s Official Languages Act; a sound understanding of language issues facing official language minority communities (OLMC), and more specifically issues related to speakers in Nunavut; additionally, familiarity with language legislations in general is required. The incumbent is expected to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, and must have excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Proficiency in French and in English is also required for this position. A bilingual bonus of $1,500.00 per annum may apply.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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