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Communications Officer- Corporate Communications

Communications

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Edmonton

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Permanent Full Time

Date posted

June 29, 2022

Permanent Full Time - Mobile

Let’s impact lives for the better!

Alberta Blue Cross is Alberta based, not-for-profit and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experience and community leadership. We’re committed to providing the best health coverage to over 1.8 million members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions. We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and provide opportunities for training and career growth.

OVERVIEW:

Are you a communications professional with experience in the development and implementation of results-driven communications strategies? Are you a word wizard who thrives on creating engaging content, storytelling and finding innovative and exciting ways to communicate key messages to select audiences? If so, the Alberta Blue Cross Corporate Communications team has an exciting opportunity for you.

Alberta Blue Cross has an immediate opening for a talented, energetic, team-oriented, hard-working communications professional to join our busy Corporate Communications department in the position of communications officer. The Alberta Blue Cross Corporate Communications department develops and delivers timely, effective and cost-efficient internal and external communications to support our organization’s three business units (government, group and individual products), key stakeholders, our employees and various corporate initiatives including leading special events and corporate events, sponsorships and community impact activities. Team members are quality-minded, responsive and dedicated to providing timely service. They hold themselves accountable for high levels of performance. The Alberta Blue Cross Corporate Communications department is committed to communications best practices and has earned numerous awards for its quality work.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

The communications officer leads the development and implementation external and internal communication strategies including media/public relations, general communications, special events and employee-focused communications, in line with Alberta Blue Cross's vision, strategy and values.

These include communication campaigns, blog and online writing, community engagement, media relations, print materials, presentations, events management and more. The communications officer is required to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities, carrying several projects at once—both independently and under the supervision of others—and may occasionally be required to work extended hours to meet deadlines.

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE:

  • University degree in communications or a degree plus a diploma in public relations
  • Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience
  • Proven organizational, project management, time management and multitasking abilities
  • Ability to think creatively and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of all areas in public relations including developing and implementing comprehensive communications plans and an understanding of the latest PR and communications trends
  • Strong writing and presentation abilities
  • High detail orientation
  • High level of resourcefulness and creativity
  • High level of professionalism and service orientation
  • Proficiency in software including Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in events management is considered an asset
  • Understanding of current events, government and the health-care industry are definite assets
  • Professional membership in CPRS or IABC is preferred
  • High level of proficiency with the English language (both written and spoken)

Alberta Blue Cross® is an inclusive employer committed to a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We empower and are advocates for our employees by welcoming, respecting and valuing their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in an innovative, high-energy team-focused environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at
careers.ab.bluecross.ca

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice: Alberta Blue Cross has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that applies to all of its employees.  As a condition of employment, successful job applicants will be asked to confirm their COVID-19 vaccination status and may be required to provide proof of a valid negative COVID-19 test or a valid exemption pursuant to applicable human rights law if not fully vaccinated.


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Date posted

June 29, 2022

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About us

Let’s impact lives for the better!

Alberta Blue Cross® is Alberta based, not-for-profit and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experience and community leadership. We’re committed to providing the best health coverage to over 1.8 million members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross® means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions. We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and provide opportunities for training and career growth.