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Stakeholder Communications Specialist, Tourism

Position Profile

Do you want to share stories about the impact of tourism in Edmonton to stakeholders in the industry? Are you curious, and love to know what’s going on in our city? Do you have that magic combination of creativity and organization to get things done?

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) cultivates the energy, innovation and investment needed to build a prosperous and resilient Edmonton economy. EEDC staff embody the five cultural values of the organization; “Public Stewardship,” “Make an Impact,” “Selfless Approach,” “Lead the Way” and “Caring For One Another.” Our people are City Builders, who are passionate and knowledgeable about their roles. We have built a culture of risk takers and leaders at all levels of the organization. In recognition of this work and focus on our people and culture, we were recently recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

The Edmonton Tourism division of EEDC collaborates with businesses in the tourism sector to foster economic growth and to create year-round sustainable visitation in our city. We focus our efforts on telling the Edmonton story to our visitors and this role is designed to help remind our industry of the story.

We are searching for a talented Stakeholder Communications Specialist to tell Edmonton’s tourism story, share successes with our stakeholders and talk about our strategy and future plans through content. This individual will work closely with units in the Edmonton Tourism division and with tourism businesses to paint the picture of success in the tourism sector of our region.

Job Details

As the Stakeholder Communications Specialist, you will develop, execute and coordinate the Edmonton Tourism industry website and corporate report content; plan and build. Sound knowledge of content management systems and how to best use them to maximize audience and reach will be instrumental. Reviewing, editing and proofreading content provided by internal and external sources (eg. Local tourism operators) and writing e-newsletter content and managing its distribution will be key.

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree (journalism or communications is preferred) and a minimum of 2-3 years of related work experience. The ideal candidate will possess strong journalistic writing and editing skills, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to produce clean, creative and accurate content quickly and efficiently. Ensuring content is on-brand and consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice will be primary.

If you have a passion for the Edmonton region as a place to live, work, play and do business and are a self-starter who comes up with their own ideas and initiatives, yet also enjoys working constructively and collaboratively in team environment, we want to hear from you!  Submit your cover letter and resume to smartcareers@edmonton.com by January 28th, 2018.