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Communications Consultant

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July 31

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Ottawa’s Protak Consulting Group is seeking a Communications Consultant for new opportunities with the federal government. Please note: This is a contract opportunity.

Scope of Work

  • Planning, researching, modifying, assisting, writing and/or reviewing memos, scripts, plays, essays, speeches, manuals and other non-journalistic articles with conformance to established standards
  • Developing and implementing strategic communication plans in geographically dispersed organizations going through an organizational transformation (change management)
  • Providing communications consultation advice to support strategic communications initiatives and strategies
  • Creating communications support materials
  • Developing and implementing creative communication and information products using a variety of tools, techniques and media and selecting an appropriate medium to convey information, ideas, and results
  • Developing and implementing communication strategies and plans
  • Expressing and exchanging information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ensuring information is communicated to the appropriate people in a timely manner
  • Preparing reports for specific purposes using clear, communicative, and professional language (for example, audit reports, management letters, consulting reports, financial reports)
  • Ensuring communications are clearly understood by encouraging and listening to feedback both internally and externally in the organization
  • Structuring external communications to project an appropriate corporate image
  • Ensuring confidentiality with respect to organizational or client information and data
  • Determine target audiences in order to better develop messages
  • Identify and determine communications impediments and barriers
  • Provide advice on matters relating to policy/program development approaches or options and communications planning alternatives (internal or external)
  • Researching, developing and implementing communications strategies involving social media and related content (that is blogs, microblogs, wikis, crowdsourcing, content communities, social networks, etc)
  • Provide support and assist communicators in using social media channels to complement traditional channels
  • Providing suggestions on cost-cutting measures in the communications process


  • Strict requirement: A valid Top Secret security clearance from the Government of Canada.
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Journalism, Media Relations or a related field
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field of media relations which includes media training to Government of Canada officials
  • Experience (preferably 5+ years) in the design, development and implementation of communication strategies and plans
  • Experience (preferably 5+ years) in the design, development and delivery or deployment of communications products and tools
  • Experience (preferably 5+ years) facilitating stakeholder engagement activities for programs, projects and initiatives that includes the development of questions and answers, fact sheets, presentations, narratives and brochures
  • Experience (preferably 5+ years) in providing advice to middle management on communication and engagement approaches related to programs, projects or initiatives
  • Work will primarily be conducted in English. Bilingualism is an asset.
  • Location of work: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    Remote/hybrid work is a possibility.

Thank you for your interest in this role with Protak Consulting Group. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

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