BAND 3 – Manager, Writing/Content Strategy – (54897)
Posting Title: BAND 3 – Manager, Writing/Content Strategy
Position Classification: Band 3 OIC
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $73,400.00 to $101,900.00 annually
Close Date: 10/23/2018
Job Type: Temporary Assignment (TA)
Temporary End Date: 10/4/2019
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance
Ministry Branch / Division: Government Communications and Public Engagement
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Manager, Writing and Content Strategy – Ministry of Finance
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Salary Range $73,400.00 to $101,900.00 annually
Government Communications and Public Engagement (GCPE) is a dynamic, progressive organization that supports the government in its ongoing communication with British Columbians. GCPE leads and coordinates government communications and public engagement through five divisions: Communications Operations, Strategic Issues, Strategic Communications Government Digital Experience and Corporate Operations.
The Strategic Communications division provides specialized communications support to all ministries as required including advertising and marketing, graphic design, digital communications and cabinet priorities.
The Cabinet Priorities unit provides writing services and messaging support for ministries across government, directs strategic communications initiatives, and manages the GCPE corporate calendar.
The Manager of Writing and Content Strategy is a specialist position that applies government messaging and priorities to government’s web assets. The Manager has a dual role of content expert — writing, editing and repurposing content — and technical expert, who is responsible for applying and optimizing content for a suite of communications assets, including website and digital channels. The Manager supervises employees and helps the Director manage the overall functioning of the Writing and Content Strategy division.
The Manager of Writing and Content Strategy operates in a politically sensitive environment where managing competing priorities, maintaining high standards of accuracy, and handling confidential matters are the norm. The incumbent must exercise critical thinking, independent decision-making, and problem solving to deliver on government’s mandate and strategic communications objectives.
Works with the Director to establish a plan for the ongoing review and revitalization of government website content to ensure key messages, and major priorities and initiatives are reflected in website content on an ongoing basis.
Works with Executive Directors, Cabinet Priorities Directors, GCPE Communications Directors, and GCPE Digital Services to proactively identify programs, events, and initiatives to promote through government’s website and digital channels.
Writes, edits and publishes content to support and amplify government priorities and initiatives.
Writes and edits speeches, statements, opinion editorials, greetings, website content, feature articles and other written communications for the Office of the Premier, Government Communications and Public Engagement and government ministries.
Works with the Director to assign and track work assignments, and ensure departmental deadlines are met.
Contributes to the GCPE Style guide and applies quality and style standards for government communications to materials produced by Cabinet Priorities.
Contributes to the development of government’s annual strategic plan.
Assists the Director in coaching and developing team members to deliver high quality, consistent written communications.
Post-secondary education in a communications related field (journalism, public relations, political science, writing, English, marketing etc.) and 5 years experience in a progressively responsible communications role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Demonstrated writing and editing skills, including writing for the web and digital channels
Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage multiple competing deadlines under time constraints while maintaining a high level of professional excellence.
Ability to adapt and respond to constantly evolving priorities of daily operations.
Experience supervising and training staff is an asset.
Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal record check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry. (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
Relationship Building is working to build or maintain ethical relationships or networks or contacts with people who are, or may be, potentially helpful in achieving work-related goals and establishing advantages. These people may include customers, clients, counterparts, colleagues, etc.
Strategic Orientation is the ability to link long-range visions and concepts to daily work, ranging from a simple understanding to a sophisticated awareness of the impact of the world at large on strategies and on choices.
Concern for Image Impact is an awareness of how one’s self, one’s role and the organization are seen by others. The highest level of this competency involves an awareness of, and preference for, respect for the organization by the community. Concern for Image Impact is particularly appropriate for senior management positions.
Initiative involves identifying a problem, obstacle or opportunity and taking appropriate action to address current or future problems or opportunities. As such, initiative can be seen in the context of proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions. Formal strategic planning is not included in this competency.
Results Orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard of excellence. The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging goals that one has set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement). Thus, a unique accomplishment also indicates a Results Orientation
Developing Others involves a genuine intent to foster the long-term learning or development of others through coaching, managing performance and mentoring. Its focus is on developmental intent and effect rather than on a formal role of training. For this competency to be considered, the individual’s actions should be driven by a genuine desire to develop others, rather than by a need to transfer adequate skills to complete tasks.