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What You Do

An Communications Officer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Gather, research and prepare communications material for internal and external audiences
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of reports, briefs, bibliographies, speeches, presentations, Web sites and press releases
  • Develop and organize workshops, meetings, ceremonies and other events for publicity, fundraising and information purposes
  • Initiate and maintain contact with the media
  • Act as spokesperson for an organization and answer written and oral inquiries
  • Co-ordinate special publicity events and promotions for internal and external audiences

What You Need

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to be resourceful
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English/French)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Strong computer and word processing skills

Your Career Pathway

Certificates, Diplomas, Community College

Holland College Journalism and Communications Diploma

2 Years$3,735

Holland College Business Administration-Marketing and Advertising Management Concentration Diploma

2 Years$4,477
University Bachelor's Degree

King's College: School of Journalism - Journalism (honours)

4 Years$6,000/year

Cape Breton University: Arts - Communications Program


Mount Saint Vincent: Arts - Communications Program

4 Years$6,000/year

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Bachelor of Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture

4 Years$6,270/year