Communications Specialist ~ Hybrid!

Toronto (ON) Both (on-site & remote)
Opportunity Number: 2071673
Agencies, Boards, Commissions & TribunalsMarketing & Communications
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenCriminal Check at time of placement
Start PeriodDate Posted
ASAPMonday, September 19, 2022
Job Description

Our client, a conservation authority in the GTA, is seeking TWO Communications experts to join their collaborative team for a 12 month contract opportunity (with potential to extend!)

They offer a HYBRID model (50%/50%), located in Vaughn and a 35 hour work week.

Reporting into the Senior Manager of Communications, the Communications specialist will be responsible for a variety of communications tasks including but not limited to managing media inquiries, planning and executing on communications plans, and ensuring the organization is positively represented. The candidate will contribute to building awareness of the organization, engaging key stakeholders, and end-to-end strategic communications support.

The ideal candidate has experience with communications planning, campaign/project -based work, writing for various audiences, and describe themselves as collaborative, eager to learn, and adaptable.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring strategic communications align with the overall mission, values, and strategic plan of the organization
  • Collaborating with executives and working cross-functionally with various departments, internal and external stakeholders
  • Planning, writing and executing on communications & media relations plans
  • Acting as the main point of contact for all media inquiries, i.e.. ensuring all representation in media is in line with key-messaging, liaising and building key relationships with media, preparing materials for use, media monitoring
  • Creating communications materials for both internal and external audiences i.e.. memos, newsletters, campaign materials, press releases, briefing notes, web content, speeches, talking points, Q&A's
  • Provide daily communications & media relations support across the organization
  • Preparing and implementing media relations policies and protocols, including crisis communications plans
  • Create and execute ongoing relationship management strategies with key stakeholders and community

Qualifications and Experience
  • Project management skills
  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • High attention to detail
Must have:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Communications experience (strategy, writing, managing projects)
  • Strong written communication skills, with the ability to translate abstract and complex topics into accessible format
  • Experience working with social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Communications or a related field
  • Proficiency with full MS Office suite
Nice to have:

  • Experience in the broader public sector, non-profit, regulatory bodies, government, environmental organizations
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, InDesign
  • A valid Ontario driver's license for occasional travel
  • Experience working with media, i.e.. media pitching, managing media inquiries, managing media representation

Education and Certifications

Minimum education required: University Degree or College Diploma

Apply today to be considered!

We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 2071673

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