Speechwriter

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Assembly of First Nations
  • Writing / Editorial / Translation
Contract - Part Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-10-082019-11-29

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Assembly of First Nations

Speechwriter

Refer to competition number 2019-NCO -01

Temporary Position – Internal/External

Description:          The Assembly of First Nations is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to prepare and write speeches for the National Chief.  The successful candidate will partner with the Assembly of First Nation’s media team to develop a persuasive and effective communications strategy on behalf of the National Chief’s Office.

Who Can Apply:   Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference as per (s. 16(1) CHRA).

Applicants should possess a post -secondary degree in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism.  Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working as a speechwriter, media relations officer, communications officer or public relations officer is required.  Experience working with media and in the political environment would be a strong asset. Journalism experience is also an asset.

The successful candidate will have superior verbal and written communications skills, be a strategic thinker and in tune with First Nation and political issues, and will have a good understanding of Canadian, international and Indigenous media and social media.  He /She must have demonstrated initiative and a willingness to be a team player, be extremely reliable, and able to work independently and under pressure.  He/she must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to maintain a high degree of tact and discretion. 

English is the working language although the ability to communicate effectively in French would also be an asset.

Salary:                    Commensurate with experience and education (with limits of the salary grid).

Location:                Ottawa, Ontario                 

Duration:              This is a temporary position ending on March 31, 2020.  Extension will be based on funding.

Closing Date:         Until filled.

Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter (quoting the above reference number) along with a current resume, and three (3) work related references to:

Assembly of First Nations, Human Resources

55 Metcalfe, Suite 1600

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5

No applications will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. Interviews will be held in Ottawa.

Only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

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