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Term Communications Officer

The City of Yellowknife
June 10, 2021
Job Type
  • $81,053 - $97,744
Economic Development and Strategy


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife!

At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high quality services and excellent customer service to residents.  In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application.

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for the right person to join and work alongside the dedicated and community focused team of professionals in its Economic Development and Strategy Department as a Communications Officer on a 12-month term basis.


Under the general direction of the Manager, Economic Development and Strategy, the incumbent supports the City in the implementation of communications plans, policies, procedures and programs to ensure that communications are consistent with City of Yellowknife guidelines.   The Communications Officer provides communications advice and support on the web, social media, publications, communications planning and media relations to City departments.


This position requires a degree in a Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field plus a minimum of one (1) year of related experience, which should include community engagement within a government or dynamic corporate environment.  The position requires a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain co-operative and constructive relationships with individuals at all levels of organizations. Expert knowledge of best practices in strategic communications planning, public relations and media relations is essential, as are excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills. You must be able to work under pressure and manage projects with tight timeframes and strict deadlines.

The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary, a comprehensive benefit package including a $450.00 monthly housing and travel allowance and a Defined Benefit Pension Plan.

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than June 25, 2021.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment.  We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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