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Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development: Marketing & Communications Officer

Closing Date: March 19, 2023

Position: Marketing & Communications Officer (Tourism Sector) – Permanent, full-time

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of economic development and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough. We play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region.

PKED also operates Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) which is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region. PKT provides industry leadership and destination marketing services to attract visitors to the region and operates a year-round Visitor Centre.

We have a team of dynamic professionals who offer economic expertise that identifies growth opportunities, provides services to existing ventures, and attracts new companies and visitors by sharing the region’s competitive advantages.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing & Communications Officer will develop and implement strategies to position Peterborough & the Kawarthas as a destination of choice for visitors, business and investors. This position will promote and support tourism and economic development programs and initiatives to stakeholders, media outlets, and the public at a regional, provincial, national and global level.
The expected outcomes of this role are to build strong working relationships with media to gain positive coverage of PKED initiatives and to foster greater community awareness with the goal of increasing visitation to the region and participation in PKED programs and events.

Please send your application (PDF or Word document) to Barbara van Vierzen, Director of Operations at by March 19, 2023.