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Director, Communications - COM001653

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Government of Saskatchewan
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The Communications Branch of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is seeking a highly skilled, creative and motivated communications professional to lead a strong team of communicators in developing strategic communication plans and materials for programs and services in the agriculture and agri-business sector.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications, the Director assists in preparing the Ministry strategic plan and budget, provides advice to senior management and staff, ensures effective quality control, and oversees the preparation of Ministry publications, speeches, feature articles, website content and news releases, as well as the organization of special events.  

To qualify for this position, you must have a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of strategic communications, with a grasp of public policy issues, and expertise in media relations, social media and issues management. Superior verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, leadership and the capacity to excel in high pressure situations are also necessary. In addition, excellent organizational and time management skills, along with the ability to motivate, coach and manage performance of professional communication staff are required.

Typically, the skills and knowledge for this position will have been gained through a university degree in journalism, communications, or related field of study, combined with three to eight years of experience in media and corporate communications, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and track record of achievement.

The Ministrys deep-rooted values system of innovation, teamwork, integrity, service excellence and leadership at all levels serve as the foundation to ensure results are achieved. The successful candidates must be a team player, able to both lead and collaborate, with a reputation for integrity and a focus on service excellence and innovation in their work.

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