Career Opportunity: Communications Coordinator

Prime focus of position:

  • Accountable for all external and internal communications which have a impact on the Authority’s public relations, both verbal and non-verbal, including public and media relations and event management.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates communications strategies and plans that align with the organisation’s strategic plan.
  • Participates and contributes towards the achievement of MCA objectives across all operational disciplines. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develops, maintains and ensures the effective implementation of the Authority’s communications policy and strategy including the annual communications plan and relevant budget.
  • Provides support via strategic planning, design and implementation of communications and PR, to initiatives undertaken by the Authority and its Units.
  • Designs, develops and implement corporate communications campaigns.  Works with Project Managers to determine media requirements for specific campaigns relating to the Authority’s initiatives. Using a campaign strategy, determine the budget, and oversee the design, implementation and effectiveness of these campaigns.
  • Develops, designs and coordinates the printing of the Annual Report ensuring timely completion and compliance with statutory and legislative requirements. 
  • Manages outsourced services contracts in relation to communications and PR activity, reviewing the work completed by service providers.
  • Designs and develops tenders and related documentation for procurement in relation to PR activity and corporate events organised by the Authority.
  • Co-ordinates the planning and organisation of, as well as the promotion of, corporate events including the MCA bi-annual conference, and other events related to MCA initiatives.
  • Establishes and maintains close liaison and good working relations with all local media organisations.  Initiates and/or reviews requests for media interviews, request for comment and press conferences and other news making opportunities.
  •  Prepares press announcements, speeches, articles in English and Maltese.
  • Fulfils the role of liaison officer for any participation by the MCA in local media programmes.
  • Ensures that MCA’s website and online media channels deliver content which is relevant and well-targeted to their intended audiences. Fulfils the role of webmaster, proposing improvements and implementing as necessary.
  • Provides guidance and expert advice to the Chairman, the Chief and the Management Committee on communications and public relations, including on issues of a high-sensitivity nature to the Authority.

Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • Holds a degree in Communication Studies, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Studies or a related area.
  • Has at least 2 years work experience, preferably working in a similar position.
  • Has excellent writing skills, preferably with experience in writing corporate reports, press releases, and media articles.
  • Has excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiations skills.
  • Be a dynamic, result-oriented and organised with a can-do attitude.
  • Has high levels of conscientiousness, coupled with the ability to work under pressure and within a team.
  • Be a self-starter who takes initiative and is able to work independently.
  • Be proficient in the latest suite of office automation and in using online media tools.  
MCA Reference: 
Jobsplus Permit Number 354/2017
Vacancy Status: 
Public Call
Vacancy Closing Date: 
Friday 20th October 2017