Director of Business Development

The Hill Times is seeking a full-time Director of Business Development to join our team in Ottawa. As a Director of Business Development you will work with a team of experienced corporate and advocacy communications and advertising representatives, reporting to the Vice-President of Marketing and Multimedia sales. Your ability to sell across all our media channels is highly valued. You will enjoy developing close relationships with Hill Times clients, serving their communications needs by learning their goals and helping them to craft a successful messaging campaign.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary and commission and a benefits and insurance package after 90 days.

Founded in 1989, The Hill Times’s twice-weekly print editions, award-winning websites and daily politics letters are the leading Canadian sources of information on federal government people, politics and policy. The Hill Times also publishes the popular quarterly magazine, Power & Influence, as well as the highly- focused special interest daily news services, Parliament Now, The Lobby Monitor and The Wire Report.

The Hill Times is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a cover Letter and Résumé to:

Asha Hingorani
Human Resources Manager
The Hill Times
69 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5A5

The Hill Times – WordPress Developer

OVERVIEW

The Hill Times is looking for an experienced WordPress Developer to join our team in Ottawa. The candidate will help pave the way towards increased use of WordPress as our primary platform. The ideal candidate is a developer more than a designer, with a solid knowledge of WordPress fundamentals and development best practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop new sites as well as maintain and bring new features to existing sites and plugins.
  • Offer advice on best ways to implement business requirements in WordPress
  • Help define and architect automated function and security processes.
  • Work with editors and designers to find new ways to showcase The Hill Times’ unique editorial content
REQUIREMENTS
  • Proven working experience in web programming
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (Drupal and Wordpress)
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of project deadline
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
  • BS in computer science or a related field
  • Team oriented and focused with good communication skills
  • Familiarity with front-end css frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
GOALS
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Coordinate data-migration from Drupal CMS to a Wordpress platform
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our siteStay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Work with editors and web designers to match visual design intent.

The Hill Times, Canada’s Parliamentary newspaper is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a cover Letter and Résumé to careers@hilltimes.com or by mail:

Asha Hingorani, Human Resources Manager

The Hill Times, 69 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5A5


Hill Times Publishing – Director of Events

Hill Times is seeking an experienced Director of Events to join our team in Ottawa.

Newsy, insider and thought-provoking Hill Times events bring together political and policy leaders to debate and discuss the key issues of our time. The Director of Events will be responsible for planning and executing both content and logistics for Hill Times events. You will be managing a small team and working closely with our sales, circulation and editorial departments.

THE DIRECTOR OF EVENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR :
  • Developing and implementing a schedule of newsy political and policy events, including policy breakfast, debates, dinners, reader events and half day conferences.
  • Working with the advertising department to build client relationships and putting together event/content proposals for clients.
  • Managing client relationships with advertising department.
  • Developing and implementing effective marketing campaigns.
  • Collaborating effectively with the other departments within the Hill Times.
  • Developing strategic partnerships.
  • Budgeting.
  • Researching and scheduling high profile speakers for events.
  • Provide any follow‐up to the events such as thank‐you letters to speakers, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, etc., as needed.
  • Plan all logistical details of events including name badges, social media, photography, moderators, room set‐up, audio visual, food and beverage, etc.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
  • You hold a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience in organising and delivering events and conferences.
  • Journalism experience is an asset.
  • You have an understanding of Canada’s federal political scene.
  • You have a degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field.
  • You have outstanding leadership skills and love solving problems.
  • You have excellent organization skills and are a self starter.
  • You possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • You are fluent in English, written and spoken (French is an asset)
  Please send a cover Letter and Résumé to careers@hilltimes.com or The Hill Times 69 Sparks Street Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5A5

Le Conseil national des lignes aériennes du Canada – gestionnaire des affaires publiques et communications dynamique et ambitieux

Le Conseil national des lignes aériennes du Canada (CNLA) est l’association corporative représentant les plus grands transporteurs aériens de passagers du Canada, à savoir Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP et WestJet. Nous promouvons des déplacements aériens sûrs, durables et concurrentiels. Nos lignes aériennes membres transportent collectivement plus de 50 millions de passagers annuellement et emploient plus de 46 000 personnes.

GESTIONNAIRE DES AFFAIRES PUBLIQUES ET COMMUNICATONS – OTTAWA

Nous sommes à la recherche d’une ou d’un gestionnaire des affaires publiques et communications dynamique et ambitieux. Sous la supervision du directeur exécutif, la ou le candidat jouera un rôle clé dans la réalisation des objectifs du CNLA que sont la recherche, la communication et les affaires publiques. Travaillant de manière autonome ou en collaboration, la ou le candidat apportera des contributions importantes en vue de soutenir les objectifs de sensibilisation du CNLA.

Rôle et responsabilités :
  • Créer des programmes et des stratégies de communication.
  • Rédiger la correspondance, les communiqués de presse, les discours et les présentations.
  • Mener des recherches sur divers sujets afin de soutenir les objectifs de sensibilisation.
  • Suivre activement la publication des articles pertinents des médias et en compiler le contenu pour l’élaboration de divers rapports.
  • Gérer le bulletin d’information du CNLA.
  • Participer aux activités des médias sociaux.
  • Maintenir une liste des principaux contacts au sein des médias, des intervenants et du gouvernement.
  • Assurer la liaison avec les sous-comités du CNLA et les divers intervenants du gouvernement et de l’industrie.
  • Participer à la planification des réunions et évènements du CNLA, y compris la planification du programme de la réunion annuelle.
Qualifications et expérience :
  • Baccalauréat en sciences politiques, communication, journalisme ou toute autre industrie connexe (ou expérience professionnelle équivalente, ou encore combinaison d’éducation et d’expérience professionnelle).
  • 3-5 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine de la recherche, communication ou des affaires publiques. L’expérience dans les relations avec les médias est un atout majeur.
  • Compétences supérieures en communication, y compris au téléphone, et en rédaction, y compris les courriels.
  • Expérience et facilité en rédaction de correspondance et de communiqués de presse à brève échéance.
  • Expérience et facilité dans la préparation de présentations et de discours.
  • Maîtrise des logiciels de PAO, conception graphique et publication web aux normes de l’industrie.
  • Connaissance des applications opérationnelles des médias sociaux et compétences dans l’utilisation de l’ensemble des plateformes des médias sociaux.
  • L’expérience des associations commerciales, la connaissance du fonctionnement du gouvernement et la compréhension de l’industrie aéronautique sont des atouts majeurs.
  • Le bilinguisme est un atout majeur.
  • Capacité à travailler de manière autonome dans un petit bureau.

SALAIRE : Un salaire concurrentiel est offert pour ce poste à la candidate ou au candidat sélectionné.

CANDIDATURES : Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le CNLA, veuillez vous rendre au www.conseilaerien.ca. Les candidates et candidats qualifiés qui sont intéressés sont invités à soumettre leur curriculum vitae par courriel à : admin@conseilaerien.ca au plus tard le 22 août 2016. Nous remercions tous les candidats et candidates de leur intérêt, toutefois, seules les personnes sélectionnées pour une entrevue seront contactées.


National Airlines Council of Canada – Manager, Public Affairs and Communications

The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is the trade association that represents Canada's largest passenger airlines: Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet. NACC’s members employ 46,000 people and transport over 50 million passengers each year. We advocate for safe, environmentally responsible and competitive air travel by engaging with government and industry stakeholders to develop policies, regulations and legislation that foster a world-class transportation system.

MANAGER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS – OTTAWA

We are looking for a resourceful and dynamic Manager of Public Affairs and Communications. Reporting to the Executive Director, the candidate will play a key role in achieving NACC’s research, communications and public affairs objectives. Functioning both collaboratively and independently, the successful candidate will make important contributions in support of NACC’s advocacy objectives.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Create communications strategies and programs
  • Draft correspondence, press releases, speeches and presentations
  • Conduct research on a variety of topics to support government relations and advocacy objectives
  • Active monitoring of media for relevant articles and compile content into various reports
  • Manage NACC newsletter
  • Engage in social media activities
  • Maintain updated lists of key stakeholder and government contacts
  • Liaise with NACC subcommittees/various government and industry stakeholders
  • Assist with planning for NACC meetings and events, including program planning for the Annual Meeting
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in political science, communications, journalism or other related industry (or equivalent work experience or a combination of both education and work experience)
  • 3-5 years of communications and/or public affairs work experience
  • Superior communication skills, including writing, phone and email skills
  • Experience and comfort drafting correspondence and press releases under time constraints
  • Experience and comfort preparing presentations and speeches
  • Proficiency with industry-standard desktop publishing, graphic design and web-publishing software
  • Knowledge of the business applications of social media and proficiency across all social media platforms
  • Trade association experience, knowledge of government workings and understanding of aviation industry are strong assets
  • Bilingualism is a strong asset
  • Able to work independently in a small office environment

SALARY: This position offers a competitive salary to the right candidate.

SUBMISSIONS: For more information on the NACC, please visit www.airlinecouncil.ca. Qualified interested candidates are invited t0 submit their resume via email to: admin@airlinecouncil.ca no later than August 22, 2016. We thank all candidates for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dairy Farmers of Canada – Policy and Government Relations Communications Coordinator

Policy and Government Relations Communications Coordinator We are currently seeking a Policy and Government Relations Communications Coordinator for a one-year term. Working out of our Ottawa office, the Coordinator is responsible for designing, reviewing, correcting and updating various policy and government relations materials. Artistic flair, a keen eye and graphic design skills must be at the forefront when responding to in-house needs for communication materials. He/She also assists the Manager of Government Relations with the monitoring of parliamentary and political developments, lobby efforts and communications with politicians. As such, while reporting to the Assistant Director of Policy Communications, you will:
  • Support the development and implementation of internal and external communications pertaining to policy matters and government relations activities. This includes, but is not limited to: press releases, statements, blogs, backgrounders and factsheets;
  • Keep abreast of all matters that may have communications-related implications for policy and government relations, as well as assisting with the on-going management of the Crisis Communication Protocol;
  • Participating in the organization of events and preparation of related communication material;
  • Take the lead on graphic design activities, identify needs for visuals within policy and government relations materials and ensure said needs are fulfilled;
  • Draft, edit or review articles, website content, presentations or other documents, ensuring content is accurate, tone is consistent and messages are conveyed properly;
  • Provide overall support for DFC Communications activities as required.
This is a full-time position. Occasional travel and/or evenings and weekends may be required. Anticipated start date: August 29, 2016. The ideal candidate holds a degree in Communications, Public relations, Political science or other related field, combined with 3 to 5 years relevant experience. Proficiency in the development of visuals/graphic design is essential, along with advanced knowledge of software such as MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. He/She must be fluently bilingual, as you will be required to draft and proofread materials in both official languages. Knowledge of the Canadian political system and its actors is also necessary. Experience within the dairy industry and/or agriculture sector is an important asset. Think you’re up to the challenge and want to join a dynamic team? Then please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail to hr@dfc-plc.ca prior to 16h00 on August 2nd, 2016. We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Engineers Canada – Practice Lead, Government Relations

Engineers Canada provides national support and leadership to the engineering profession on behalf of its members, to promote and maintain the integrity, honour and interests of the profession.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

PRACTICE LEAD, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Engineers Canada fosters a work environment that challenges and empowers employees, promotes learning, teamwork and innovation, and recognizes achievement. Employees aspire to a high-performance culture that is focused on results and combines collaboration and clear direction with scope for autonomy.

Engineers Canada invites applications for the position of Practice Lead, Government Relations. The Practice Lead, Government Relations conducts research, manages projects, monitors and reports on issues of concern, and develops the government relations portfolio. Further, the Practice Lead takes a collaborative approach to implementing actions and activities which promote positive image and outcomes for the profession.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Plans and manages government relations and political outreach strategy.
    • Raises the profile of the engineering profession with Members of Parliament, government, and other stakeholders.
    • Conducts research and drafts reports on government and stakeholder activities.
    • Identifies, monitors and evaluates legislation and regulatory developments regarding issues of concern to the profession.
    • Contributes to the development of documents, key messaging, letters, social media content, and other collateral required for government relations and public affairs activities.
    • Plans and coordinates various government relations and public affairs meetings and events.

Conducts research, manages projects, and develops charges for committees and work groups related to this practice area and engages committees in achieving these charges.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in political science, public administration, or related discipline.
  • Five years of experience in a policy-related position in the federal government, a government relations position in a professional association, or a similar position in a constituency office.
  • Experience in identifying, monitoring and evaluating government programs, projects, and services.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with and influence others.
  • Demonstrates organizational ability, problem-solving skills, and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Shows initiative and acts in a proactive manner.
  • Team player with a positive attitude and solutions-focused orientation.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and internet resources.
  • Proficient in the use of project management principles, practices, and tools.
  • Experience working with the wide diversity of cultures within the workforce and the community in general and a proven ability to build credibility internally and externally.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email, no later than July 29, 2016 to human.resources@engineerscanada.ca.


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