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Media and Public Relations Manager - Mayor's Office
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

February 28, 2021
at 5:00 PM
Job ID: J1020-0485 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Innovation, Strategy & Intergovernmental Relations
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford has an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional. Working in the Executive Office, you will provide communications and public relations support to the Mayor, Council and the City of Abbotsford as our City continues to grow as the “hub of the Fraser Valley”.

Our organization depends on the strength of relationship building and being effective and diplomatic in interactions with key stakeholders, fellow staff members and guests. Within the strategic communication framework, you will meet a variety of challenges to ensure the Mayor and Council’s vision for Abbotsford is communicated across a diverse stakeholder group through a multitude of media channels.
Duties: Writing speeches, overseeing the development of press releases and public advisories, organizing press conferences, developing excellent media and government relations and providing strategic communication’s advice to the Mayor, City Manager and the Executive Office, are key responsibilities of this role. The incumbent will be a highly efficient self-starter with great attention to detail who values a team environment and can manage a busy and interesting workload while providing excellent customer service.
Educational Requirements: As the ideal candidate, you will have:
• A University degree in Communications, Business Administration or Public Administration,
courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, or Political
Science are considered an asset.
• Minimum of five (5) years – seven (7) years related experience in a government setting, with
a sound working knowledge of professional communication techniques and practices; and,
• Experience in communications, journalism, public affairs, or related political science field,
knowledge of or experience with the legislative process and the Local Government Act
Additional Information: If you are looking for a position that will provide you with endless opportunities for growth and accelerated learning, apply now!

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at
Web Address:
Address: City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford BC V2T 1W7
Fax: 604-864-5541
Opening Date: February 11, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: February 28, 2021 05:00 PM