Corporate Comms Assistant

February 28, 2024

Job Description

Corporate Comms Assistant

ID 2024-2661
Category Strategy & Planning
Position Type Full-Time


Job Title: Corporate Communications Assistant
Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Communications
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Full Time
 Closing Date: March 6, 2024
Reference Number: 2024-2661

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Corporate Communications Assistant to join our communications team. Reporting to the Senior Communications Advisor (Internal)you will join a team of professionals at our Halifax location where we offer you a Hybrid Policy work option.

Key elements of this role include:

Key Responsibilities 

  • Provide daily administrative support to the Director, Corporate Communications and the Corporate Communications team: manage POs/invoices, vendor requests and inquiries, process expense reports, manage time entry and submit payroll, order office supplies, assist with onboarding and offboarding, IT requests, etc.  
  • Arrange meetings with staff, management and executive, other stakeholders and external groups. 
  • Provide operational support for stakeholder events and relationships, including logistical and communications functions. 
  • A significant role in assisting with writing and content development, including drafting, editing and distributing materials through both internal and external communication channels, with a particular focus on internal communications initiatives. 
  • Coordinate conference/forum registrations, travel and hotel reservations.  
  • Tracking and support for the Corporate Communications budget  
  • Maintain media and stakeholder contact lists. 
  • Assist with implementing internal and external communications strategies and projects. 
  • Perform a dedicated storm role on the communications team as needed.  
  • Provide support for rotational weekend on-call work. 
  • Perform other administrative and communications duties as assigned. 


These skills will make you successful:

To thrive in this role, you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies and skills listed below:

  • A diploma or degree in Office Administration, Business or Public Relations  
  • 2-4 years’ experience in Office Administration and/or Communications 
  • An understanding of Corporate Communications 
  • Tech-savvy with Intermediate/Advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams. Experience using Oracle and PeopleSoft would be considered an asset.  
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills. 
  • Strong writing and editing skills. 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to learn quickly and solve problems. 
  • Strong organization and planning skills 
  • Detail-oriented but also understands strategy and sees the big picture. 
  • Strong project management skills with a consistent focus on prioritizing projects, communicating project status and meeting deadlines. 
  • Ability to work independently, often with minimal supervision, in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.  
  • Ability to work under pressure and can easily adapt to competing and/or rapidly changing priorities and sees opportunity in change. 

We understand that experience comes in many forms, and we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. So, if your experience is close to what we’ve listed above, please consider applying.

Learn more about our culture and values

At the Emera Group of Companies, you’ll be part of an inclusive, respectful workplace where everyone is welcomed and supported. Come build a career as unique as you are: making an impact from Atlantic Canada to the world. Your experience and perspective will help us to safely deliver cleaner, more reliable energy to our customers.


If working in an innovative environment, challenging yourself, and shaping a cleaner energy future inspires you, we want to hear from you. Apply by March 6, 2024, and let us know why this role is right for you.

The perks of joining our team? We offer:

– Flexibility: Hybrid work model with 2 flexible remote workdays.

– Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, 24/7 access to virtual health care services for you and your family through Dialogue, access to a free on-site fitness centre, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.

– Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.

– Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, various committees and employee resource groups, and scholarships for children of employees.

– Competitive Compensation: Short-term incentive plans and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emera

As one of Atlantic Canada’s largest publicly traded companies, we are ranked one of Canada’s Top 100 EmployersTop Employers for Young People and Top Diversity Employers. We know our success is driven by our dedicated teams and we strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. We support candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs and encourage you to let us know when you require accommodation.

Recruitment & Promotion Policy

The success of the Emera Company is driven by its people: a strong team with a shared commitment to support the Emera Company mission and values. The purpose of our recruitment policy is to provide a consistent framework to support fair and equitable attraction, hiring, and retention of the best talent for vacant positions. We are dedicated to maintaining a fair hiring process that provides equitable opportunities to all our applicants and is guided by our company values.