Assistant Director—Magazine Editor/Internal Communications

This is a full-time continuing position

The role
Reporting to the Director of the Communications and Campaigns Division and the Executive Director, the Magazine Editor/Internal Communications staff person works with the Assistant Editor/Designer to produce the Teacher magazine, prepares internal communications to members and works with the CCD administrative staff team on the Federation’s overall communications and campaigns.


Duties and responsibilities
• co-ordinates the preparation, editing and production of the Teacher magazine.
• assists with the preparation of the Federation’s internal communications and bulletins to members.
• co-ordinates the meetings of the Federation’s Teacher magazine Editorial Board.
• assists with the overall work related to the Federation’s communications and campaigns, and with the ongoing and emerging priorities in communications.
• works with CCD administrative staff to provide communications support to locals and communications training at Federation leadership events.
• assists with photography at Federation events and for BCTF publications.

Necessary qualifications
• excellent writing and editing skills, and ability to adapt writing style to fit different publications, communications vehicles and audiences.
• expertise in the use of traditional and social media communications tools and in developing communications plans.
• computer proficiency.
• knowledge of online publishing strategies and structures.
• photography skills.
• excellent administrative, organizational, communication and time-management skills.
• ability to meet tight deadlines, handle numerous concurrent responsibilities, quickly integrate new information and respond to emergent issues.
• university training, public school teaching experience, preferably in BC.
• extensive voluntary and elected service in teacher organizations and knowledge of Federation priorities, goals and objectives.

Desired qualifications:
• communications workshops or courses.

Other: Willingness to work evenings and weekends, and flexible to travel.

Salary: Starting salary is $100,375 per annum depending on BCTF staff experience, if any. Full range of benefits.

Appointment date: September 1, 2020, or a mutually agreeable date.

Applications: Only applications received in writing by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, will be considered. Send a letter of application, citing job posting number JP1112, and résumé including reference contact information by email to or by mail to the BCTF Human Resources Department, BC Teachers’ Federation, 100–550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2. (Please contact Jeannine Coulombe at 604-871-2200 or toll free 1-800-663-9163, ext. 2200, to indicate that you have emailed your application.)

Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, an applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member an equity-seeking group, which includes female, trans* (trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit, transwoman, transman), visible minority or racialized person, Aboriginal (Indigenous) person, person with a disability, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual person.

Closing date: 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 17:00


Please indicate on your cover letter that you saw this job posting at the CALM Job Board.