June  1, 2023
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Digital Communications Officer

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Digital Communications Officer REF#: JG33289
Pickering College
Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Posted: May 8, 2023


Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Digital Communications Officer works with members of the PC community to generate engaging and timely community communications on digital and print platforms in support of the strategic directions of the Communications Department, the Admission Office, and the school’s overall Strategic Plan. This position is in-person with a shared office at our school, which supports ongoing communications projects and assists in keeping members of the PC Community engaged and informed as one of the school’s chief storytellers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as a ‘roving reporter’ throughout the school community to generate relevant stories in support of the school’s communications strategy.
  • Serves as the editor, liaises with departments and teachers to write, edit and produce PC Connects, a bi- weekly newsletter of school activities and programs that is distributed to staff, Middle School and Senior School students, Pickering College families and other stakeholders.
  • Builds and maintains a robust editorial calendar for news items to be used on the website, e-newsletters and as digital content in social media.
  • Generates on-campus photos and videos for use on social media and the school’s website.
  • Executes and enhances the school’s digital media strategy with duties including managing the school’s website and contributing meaningful content on the school’s social media channels.
  • Organizes and maintains a multi-media library of images and videos for use in the school’s promotional materials.
  • Contributes to The Pillars magazine (biannually), the PC Report Card, and other school publications, as required.
  • Proofreads school communications for errors of fact, style and grammar.
  • Creates and designs content including videos, print materials, infographics, photos that help tell the school’s story and unique value proposition.


  • Post-secondary education in Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of communications experience, preferably in a not-for profit, agency and/or education setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in corporate or not-for-profit communications, preferably with a focus on digital strategy.
Demonstrated Skill/Ability in the following areas:
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and communications skills.
  • Proven photography, videography, video editing and production skills.
  • Experience in social media management and use of Google Analytics.
  • Expertise in using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong ability to multi-task within a dynamic environment as well as exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement, organization, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Capability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines with flexibility and a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as a part of a creative and collaborative team.
  • Delivering excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the school.
Internal Relationships:
  • This position has direct interaction with the Communications Manager and staff within the Advancement team. Important facets of this position include working with a variety of departments, faculty and staff.
External Relationships:
  • Suppliers

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate(s) must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Report. Suitable accommodations are available for applicants with accessibility needs due to disability upon request. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please. 

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:

Suman Seth
Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue
Newmarket , ON
L3Y 4X2 , Canada
Tel: (905) 895-1700

E-mail: humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca
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