The Ministry of Natural Resources manages and protects Ontario's forests, fisheries, wildlife, provincial parks, mineral aggregates and the Crown lands and water that make up more than four-fifths of the province. The ministry works with a wide variety of partners to protect the province's vast wealth of natural resources, conserve biodiversity and support a high quality of life for the people of Ontario now and in the future. The Communications Services Branch seeks an experienced communications professional with superior writing skills to write corporate communications products in a fast-paced, challenging environment.What can I expect to do in this role?You will:• research, develop and write speeches, fact sheets, web content, news releases and other products• prepare materials for news conferences and special events• develop and implement communications strategies• coordinate the development of communications and promotional material designed to support the ministry's core business goals and priorities• provide strategic communications advice to senior staffHow do I qualify?Written Communication Skills:• you have superior written communications skills to produce high quality communications products (e.g. speeches, news releases, event notes, feature articles, website content)Oral Communication, Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills:• you have strong oral communications skills to discuss client program requirements and recommend effective strategies• you have interpersonal and relationship-building skills to establish effective working relationships with clientsResearch, Analytical and Strategic Thinking Skills:• you have strong research, analytical and strategic thinking skills to analyze complex materials on detailed subject matters and develop appropriate communications materialsProject Management and Leadership Skills:• you have project management and leadership skills to effectively lead the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of communications projects• you have demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure with minimal supervision• you are proficient with computer software (i.e. MS Office)Technical Knowledge:• you have excellent knowledge of journalism, media and public relations techniques to develop communications products designed to raise awareness and understanding of ministry programs• you understand political decision-making and legislative processes to ensure timely integration of strategic communications support• you are able to utilize tact, judgement and discretion
Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.
Les annonces d'emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.
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