Pembina Institute

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Pembina Institute staff

Leading Canada's transition to a clean energy future

We deliver clean energy solutions — backed by solid research and analysis — into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.

Join our dynamic team of nationally-recognized professionals working on Canada's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Just some of the benefits

Beyond the intangible benefits of working in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment with smart, strategic and values-driven people, Pembina Institute staff enjoy the following:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities
  • competitive ENGO salaries  

Current Openings

Communications Lead, Alberta and the North (Calgary)

The Pembina Institute is seeking a motivated, conscientious and experienced communications lead to join our team, based in Calgary, Alberta. This position reports to the Regional Director for Alberta and the North with management/supervision from the Communications Director, and is responsible for providing communications support for various program areas within the Alberta and the North region at the Pembina Institute. The communications lead will be a key contact for journalists and public inquiries related to the region, while interacting with other members of the communications team and staff across the organization on a regular basis.

The role involves strategic planning, project management, media relations, digital publishing and social media engagement. Strong interpersonal, time management and writing/editing skills are essential; experience in social media, marketing, strategic communications, media relations and journalism are assets for this role. On top of these skills, the ideal candidate will be familiar with the Calgary, Edmonton and/or regional Alberta or NWT media markets and have a strong interest in our regional program areas including electricity, energy efficiency, unconventional oil and gas and oilsands development.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:

  • Post-secondary education in communications, marketing, media relations or journalism
  • Two or more years of work experience in a related field
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to personal excellence
  • A superb command of the English language (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Proven skills and experience in media relations, digital engagement, popular communications, technical and copy editing, online publishing and multimedia
  • Excellent editing and popular writing skills in English
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CP style and other academic grammar and style conventions
  • Demonstrated familiarity with various social media tools, platforms and strategies
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to exercise tact, discretion and sound judgment at all times
  • Commitment to the Pembina Institute’s values, vision and mission
  • A deep interest in Canadian energy and environmental policy issues

Download the complete job description.

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Please ensure the following:

  • Subject line includes “Communications Lead – Calgary” and your last name
  • Cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position
  • Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience
  • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf
    • example: smithm-application-Comms-Lead-Calgary-2014.pdf

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday, October 5, 2014.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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