COMM O 15R - Senior Writer

Victoria, British Columbia, ca
Company: Government of British Columbia
Category: Marketing
Published on 2021-04-20 20:30:12

Senior Writer
Communications Officer R15

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies. Currently we have a temporary appointment available until October 2021.

Step into a career with the branch awarded the 2017 premier’s award for organizational excellence

This is an ideal time and an exciting opportunity to join the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) as we undergo significant change delivering on the government’s initiative to modernize liquor regulations and implement the provincial regulatory regime for non-medical cannabis retail outlets.

With staff in Victoria, Surrey, Vancouver and regional offices across the province, the Branch works to protect public safety and minimize the health and social harms of alcohol and non-medical cannabis by promoting safe establishments and communities, and enhances the public interest by enabling a vibrant industry.

The Branch issues licences in B.C. for making and selling liquor and for selling and marketing non-medical cannabis, supervises the service of liquor in licensed establishments and is responsible for issuing licences to 10,000+ licensees, including pubs, bars, lounges, stadiums, nightclubs and restaurants, private liquor stores, breweries, distilleries, wineries, UBrews/UVins, and private cannabis retail stores. In addition, the Branch regulates 25,000+ Special Event Permits for events like concerts and weddings each year.

The Communications team within the Corporate and Strategic Services division of the LCRB leads the development, implementation and management of the Branch’s internal and external communications strategies.

The Communications team is responsible for providing communications, writing expertise and support to the director and Branch executive including: internal and external strategic communications planning, stakeholder consultation and engagement, communications and change management advice, issues management and media relations, as well as the development and management of the branch intranet and website content.

The Senior Writer provides web and writing services for the LCRB to facilitate the accurate and timely communication of information to internal and external audiences through a wide variety of media.

We are looking for individuals seeking a challenging and rewarding career to join our highly engaged team!

The capital of British Columbia, is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Diploma in a related field (Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Professional Writing, Literature).
  • Minimum of six months' experience writing and editing a variety of communications materials.
  • Minimum of one year's experience writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Minimum of six month’s experience working in the field of communications for a large organization.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Degree in a related field (Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Professional Writing, Literature).
  • One or more years’ experience writing and editing a variety of communications materials
  • Experience in a regulatory environment.
  • Experience with web-based content management systems/applications (such as CMS Lite or Wordpress).
  • One or more years’ experience working in the field of communications for a large organization.
  • Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

    A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


    Cover letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

    Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

    Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

    IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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