The Privy Council Office is hiring a “storyteller” and visual communications team lead to help promote Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s messaging.
According to the job description, successful candidates will be paid up to $96,461 for “non-partisan” communications to promote Trudeau’s and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s work.
“We’re looking for talented writers who can draft high-quality communications products and messages that tell a story about what the government is doing and why. Ideally, we are looking for people who can meticulously edit and parallel review in English and French,” says the job description.
“A keen interest in history and a hunger for current events and breaking news will help drive you as you write about high-profile domestic and world events.”
Applicants are also required to submit a writing sample that answers one of the following three questions:
- If you could only have one superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?
- What have you learned about yourself since the beginning of the pandemic that surprised you the most?
- If you could time travel, where and when would you go, and why?
Those who are chosen for the job will also be required to undergo a secret security clearance to work with the Privy Council Office in support of the Prime Minister’s Office.
Two streams of work are available for prospective applicants.
The first stream works in producing communications products for the prime minister. Daily duties for the job include writing news releases, congratulatory messages to foreign representatives or drafting statements for the prime minister himself.
In the second stream, employees will work on the social media team which includes writing tweets for Trudeau and developing a social media strategy for major initiatives.
“In both roles, you will work on a team where peer support and feedback is viewed as an integral part of the writing process. We consider advice from all team members – regardless of level – on each product we write to help make sure that all of our work reflects the diversity of the Canadian public we serve,” claims the job posting.