What is a Communications Manager?

The Communications Manager is responsible for managing communications services for the Health Unit. These include planning and implementing community education and mass media campaigns, coordination of media relations, online communications including the Health Unit website and social media activities, and occasionally crisis communications.

What do you need to do to become a Communications Manager?

You need a baccalaureate degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field, and experience in: marketing, communications, public relations, media, and public health education. Interpersonal, computer, desktop publishing, leadership, organizational and planning skills are also important.

In what program areas do Communications Managers work?

The Communications Manager provides advice on communications issues to management and staff in all program areas of the Health Unit.

What is the best part about being a Communications Manager at the Perth District Health Unit?

The Communications Manager supports all the programs at the Health Unit, therefore the subject matter is varied and always interesting. It can be a fast-paced work environment and during times of crisis or in an emergency, exciting as well.

What is the most challenging part?

It is challenging keeping abreast of the best ways to communicate and reach certain audiences, especially when using social media.

Thinking about becoming a Communications Manager?

Public health communicators have a desire to use their skills to help create a healthier community for everyone.