Victoria Foundation

An opportunity to develop creative ideas and write the stories to engage target audiences and boost brand awareness.

On behalf of our client, Victoria Foundation, we are searching for a talented Communications and Media Relations Specialist in Victoria, BC. Storytelling and content creation is at the core of this position so our ideal candidate will be a strong writer who has experience producing engaging content for a variety of diverse audiences, combined with a keen eye for details and strong proof-reading abilities.

Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Digital Engagement, the Communications and Media Relations Specialist is responsible for developing campaigns, ensuring the organization is producing high quality and engaging content and analyzing and measuring results. In this role, you will support the organization’s media relations goals by building strong relationships with members of the media, and proactively providing content to these representatives.

Do you have a passion for supporting the non-profit sector and enjoy community development? Do you have a strong interest in media and a good network of press contacts? Do you enjoy developing creative ideas and using your talent and experience to deliver stories to drive major initiative, engage target audiences and boost brand awareness? If so, we encourage you to review the Job Description.

Why join Victoria Foundation?

  • You will be joining an organization with a long-standing reputation for connecting people who care with causes that matter, and you will be an active and valued member of the Victoria Foundation Team.
  • You will be joining a collaborative team environment where comradery across departments is celebrated.
  • You will be working with like-minded professionals who inspire giving and are passionate about helping donors make meaningful gifts to their community

This rewarding position offers many benefits and rewards, and here is just a sampling of what you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary, $50,000 to $60,000 per annum, and commensurate with your experience.
  • RRSP matching.
  • Employer paid Group Insurance, including medical and dental benefits.
  • Generous vacation and paid time off.
  • Support for continuing professional development.
  • Flexible remote and in working conditions.
  • A socially responsible and inclusive culture.
  • Simply put, you will be challenged and enjoy personal rewards as part of your work!

Our ideal Communications and Media Relations Specialist brings the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism and/or a Diploma in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism with combined recent, related experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in communications or as a member of the media.
  • Experience writing exceptional content with strong attention to detail with proof-reading skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the planning, production, and distribution of a broad cross-section of communications tools and channels, managing a marketing campaign is an asset.
  • Experience with media relations through multiple channels including broadcast, print, and online.
  • Previous involvement in philanthropy and the non-profit sector is desirable.
  • Familiarity with crisis communications planning and execution is an asset

The experience listed above is required to be successful in this role, however, please be sure to review the full Job Description as there is additional experience that would be very beneficial and would elevate your application!

Who Is Victoria Foundation?

Victoria Foundation has a vision to make our community stronger, and our shared quality of life better now, and for the long term. By connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter, they can make positive changes in Greater Victoria and in communities across B.C. and Canada. And they have been doing so since 1936.

Victoria Foundation is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive environment as an equal opportunity employer. We believe it is our unique and individual differences that make us strong; and this is also a reflection of the communities we care for and serve.

How to Apply:

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to view the Job Description and forward your resume that clearly outlines how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role to TallSky Consulting.

TallSky is committed to supporting our clients in building inclusive cultures that embrace differences. Our approach reflects professional employment equity practices, and we believe in celebrating each candidate’s uniqueness. Diverse teams learn how to communicate respectfully, deliver more innovative solutions, and are better positioned for long-term success.

This position will remain open until it is filled. We thank all applicants; however, after initial acknowledgement, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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