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Corporate Communications & Public Relations Specialist

Marketing | Oakville, ON Canada

Job Description

 

Evolve Business Advisory was established as a ‘hands-on’ business advisory firm. Unlike traditional consulting companies, our primary goal is to work with clients, side by side, to help them achieve their goals.

 

At Evolve, we’re looking to hire a Corporate Communications & Public Relations Specialist to assist our numerous partner companies and brands reach their full potential. We are looking for a person who has the contacts, experience and personality to get our partner companies and brands recognized throughout North America through earned PR and cutting-edge communication strategies.

Overview

 

The Corporate Communications & Public Relations Specialist will be responsible for supporting Evolve Business Advisory’s numerous brands and partner companies with internal and external communications that represent the brands or companies in a professional manner. The incumbent will develop statements for oral and written communication that will instill confidence in our stakeholders; he/she will also build key relationships with external resources to enhance visibility and brand awareness through creative campaigns and managing media relations.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a rapidly growing company!

Key Attributes

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated writing and editing skills

  • Exceptional relationship-building skills, able to contribute to multi-functional and multi-level teams

  • Capable of dealing effectively and professionally with all types of individuals, internally and externally, including the media

  • A critical thinker who connects the dots easily and solves problems creatively

  • An experienced professional who grasps complex concepts quickly, can remove unnecessary complexity and identify key messaging for a number of different audiences and brands while weaving these concepts into compelling communications pieces

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage concurrent projects that are multidimensional and encompass multiple brands

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while ensuring all deadlines are met

  • Knowledge of the wide variety of channels available for communicating with all stakeholders, including social media, and a sense of the advantages and disadvantages of each

Objectives

 

  • Prepare oral, written and social media communication; post accordingly for respective teams/brands

  • Liaise with various business units and Evolve brands to obtain positioning statement information

  • Provide support to Senior Leadership with written communications and escalated correspondence

  • Write and edit press releases and other materials

  • Update and maintain media lists

  • Secure print and online coverage through targeted media outreach

  • Maintain clear communication and positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Support rapid response processes to ensure the company anticipates and/or responds effectively to any situation requiring an urgent response

  • Stay on top of industry issues, as well as relevant industry, market and competitor news; be ready to respond quickly

  • Proactively seek information regarding trends, references in media in order to be prepared for any incoming inquiries

Qualifications

 

  • Degree or diploma in communications, journalism or a related field

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in progressively responsible corporate communications and/or public relations positions with a minimum of 2 years of experience in managing media relations and communications projects

  • The incumbent must be enthusiastic, creative and committed to using effective communications as a strategy to achieve business success

  • Ability to function under pressure and manage tight and changing deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build strong and effective relationships

  • Strong communications skills both written and verbal

  • Must be highly driven, energetic and well versed in today’s social media landscape in order to succeed in our fast-paced dynamic environment