About This Career
Communications Coordinators implement and contribute to the development of communications, community relations and internal change management strategies. They write, coordinate and produce a variety of communications products and services including promotional, online and printed materials, newsletters and news releases. They maintain social media accounts and prepare internal communications. This role ensures organizational branding guidelines are followed (within the context of materials they prepare) and that communication schedules are met. Communications Coordinators undertake research to inform strategies (e.g. developing and implementing surveys, supporting the execution of focus groups). They may also provide issues management, event coordination, and media monitoring/media relations assistance in support of projects and the needs of the organization.
This role is typically part of a larger communications or public relations team. They may interact with personnel from many departments such as business operations, marketing, public relations, community investment, stakeholder engagement and investor relations. They may also be responsible for communication with external stakeholders such as the public or media. Communications Coordinators may also play a role in emergency and crisis situations.
Education: A post-secondary diploma or degree in communications or other related disciplines, such as public relations, journalism or marketing, is typically required.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore environments and is employed in the exploration and production (E&P), oil sands, oil and gas services and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Communications Assistant, Communications Specialist, Communications Advisor, Public Relations Advisor, Media Relations Advisor, Investor Relations Advisor
As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a key role in:
- LNG export facility construction
- LNG export facility operations
- Natural gas pipeline construction
When the LNG industry takes off, you can be a part of the action!
Some Overtime Required
Business and Operations Support
Oil and gas services
Exploration and production
- Post-secondary degree
- Health and Safety courses may be relevant depending on site visits.