New West Public Affairs is Hiring!

New West Public Affairs is a national public affairs firm offering private and non-profit organizations a full-range of government relations and strategic communication services.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, New West has a team and network that touches across the country.

New West is in search of a ‘Research Analyst’ to join our rapidly growing organization.

Job Title:

Research Analyst

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will assist New West’s client base in the pursuit of their government relations and communications objectives across the country. As such, the successful candidate’s writing and research skills MUST be paramount. Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting on client files that touch on a range of public policy issues and relate to numerous economic sectors
  • In-depth research of complex issues and the development of briefing notes on issues specific to clients
  • Issues and media monitoring
  • General monitoring of legislative activity across provincial and federal governments
  • Drafting communications materials
  • Writing meeting notes and tracking client calls
  • Some administrative duties such as booking travel, invoicing and scheduling
  • Other duties as required


  • Exceptional writing and reading comprehension
  • Capable research skills
  • In depth understanding of how governments and Legislatures operate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Public Relations or Communications is preferred but practical experience will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  • 3+ years of experience in government relations, politics, public relations, communications, community relations or advocacy work.
  • Strong general knowledge of national and Alberta politics
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Exceptional organizational skills


We pay a competitive salary and benefits, to be discussed with qualified candidates.


Edmonton or Calgary, AB. Working remotely.

To apply, email your:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing sample (essays, briefing notes, communications materials etc.)