Position Title:
Digital Communications Advisor
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Closing Date: 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM


Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies that delivers sustainable electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. At AltaLink, we do everything in our power to attract and keep top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and world-class safety record. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our team! We are looking for a talented Digital Communications Advisor who will develop and implement communication strategies for internal and external audiences. Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Communications, the Digital Communications Advisor will be part of a team dedicated to high quality and innovative communications practices. We’re looking for a strategic thinker, a great writer, and a tech-savvy communicator to join our team and promote AltaLink’s reputation with all of its stakeholders.


  • Manage AltaLink’s external and internal websites including ongoing enhancement of both sites, regular maintenance and updating, improving content and functionality, regularly pulling and monitoring website analytics and ensuring the overall quality of both sites
  • Provide strategic advice on web-related solutions that help promote a positive experience for the public and AltaLink employees with both sites
  • Manage AltaLink’s social media presence, including creating the strategy, developing the editorial content, managing regular postings and monitoring and measuring results on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
  • Regularly produce corporate videos including developing concepts/storyboards, shooting footage, editing and creating professional and engaging videos for internal and external audiences
  • Work with AltaLink’s IT department to create and execute communications tactics such as virtual town halls and webinars
  • Produce podcasts for executives and other leaders within the organization
  • Provide technical support for internal and external events
  • Partner with communications advisors and graphic designers to produce presentations that include digital media
  • Manage AltaLink’s digital signage across all offices in its service territory, including developing digital signage strategy, managing the software and posting content daily
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest in social media, digital communications and technology trends and provide ongoing recommendations for technology-based solutions for AltaLink’s business
  • Work with project teams including project managers, engineers and planners to create communications plans for new transmission projects
  • Develop project newsletters to inform and engage landowners in AltaLink’s plans to build new transmission projects
  • Ensure AltaLink’s transmission projects are communicated through all appropriate channels
  • Provide other support as required to the manager, corporate communications and VP, communications

  • Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in communications, public relations, digital media or broadcasting required
  • Three to five years of experience in a communications role, focusing on digital media
  • Highly technical skillset; proven ability/experience in the above noted responsibilities
  • Superior communication skills (both written and verbal), including solid creative writing and editing skills when dealing with sometimes highly technical topics
  • Strong knowledge of communication processes
  • Demonstrated ability in project management of communications initiatives, including specific experience in web-based communications and measurement
  • Ability to work effectively in team setting – values the ideas of others
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and carry projects through to completion within a changing environment, both independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated experience working with content management systems, social media analytics tools, SharePoint, video production and other technologies as noted above
  • Sound judgment in dealing with sensitive, and/or highly confidential information
  • Proven track record of good attendance and job performance Notes: AltaLink employees should be aware that we may contact your manager during the selection process. Please note, some positions may require job specific assessments, regular criminal record checks, additional AltaLink training, medical assessments, annual drivers abstracts, and drug tests. Please contact the Hiring Manager or Recruiter for further clarification if required. Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.