YVR Job Openings – Communications Specialist Social Media


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Job Description:

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead in coordinating all departmental translation needs using translation agency for website, signage and other materials as appropriate.
  • Responding to all inquiries/comments and/or coordinating with appropriate departments for response/action Identifying growing/pending issues.
  • Providing social media services for YVR including: Community manager of all YVR Social channels – French Translating English channel content into engaging French content Sourcing, developing and posting content.
  • Liaising with external agencies for support, creative requirements and activations.
  • Carrying media phone during off hours and responding as needed.
  • Supporting the planning and execution of media, corporate and community events.
  • Disseminating messaging about Airport Authority projects and initiatives.
  • Developing strategic social media and online advertising plans for Airport Authority initiatives to drive and support YVR’s business objectives.
  • Providing timely and accurate information during crisis situations.
  • Responding to general media requests that come in via social media.
  • Providing employees with communications expertise and support that focuses around social media and online tools (everything from strategy to implementation to coaching/training on the tools).
  • Maintaining strong relationships with key influencers and online media Measuring results, creating benchmarks.

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, web back-end systems such as HTML, WordPress, Sitecore or Sitefinity MS Office Suite and Photoshop preferred.
  • Strong understanding of working in an 24/7 operational environment.
  • Exceptional awareness and use of social media tools and metrics including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Hootsuite.
  • Three to five years’ recent, related experience in public relations, journalism or corporate communications, supplemented by an undergraduate degree or other post-secondary education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid organizational, planning and logistical skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment On occasion, you will be required to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
  • Exceptional skills in professional and social media writing (corporate, media and web based) including ability to target communications to different audiences to fulfil specific purposes.
  • Bilingual (English and French), ability to communicate fluently in both languages.
  • Experience working with and building relationships with key bloggers and online influencers.
  • Demonstrated media relations experience; articulate with the ability to understand and deal confidently with the media.

Job Details:

Company: YVR

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Victoria, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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