Public Relations Senior Consultant

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Coast Communications and Public Affairs
Published
March 9, 2021
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type

Description

Overview

Coast Communications and Public Affairs is a small boutique corporate communications and public affairs firm started in 2017 that provides full service public relations to clients. Visit coastcomms.ca for more details about the team.

Position would be work from home with appropriate tools provided (computer, monitor, etc.). To submit a resume and cover letter plus references, please email info@coastcomms.ca. Deadline for applications is March 17. For more information about Coast Communications visit coastcomms.ca

The Position

The position is for a corporate communications professional with minimum 6 years’ experience and would begin as a 1-year full-time term appointment with the expectation of conversion to permanent. The position reports to the Owner and is responsible for a wide range of corporate communications and public affairs duties on a range of clients, in addition to mentoring the Assistant Consultant. The position is client-facing and would require the successful candidate to lead components of files, working with the in-house staff as well as the Associates. This is a role with considerable room for growth and professional development. We take team seriously, with special team events and social activities to build the team and spend time together socially (pandemic permitting).

Our Ideal Candidate

You are a PR professional who has ideally worked in consulting already but want a change to a boutique environment or a chance for more responsibility and growth. The environment is a fast-moving one with a broad range of clients and projects, giving you a chance to work on a diverse set of accounts in many sectors, including energy, resources, health, education, marine and Indigenous business.

You are a curious self-starter with excellent writing and research skills, exceptional project management skills, 100% focus on details and a track record of providing good advice to and delivering for clients. You naturally keep current on what is happening in the public arena and with our clients. You like working as part of a team but are confident and accountable when working independently, including during #WFH during the pandemic. You are flexible, nimble and focused on productivity and meeting deadlines even with competing priorities. You like to learn and take feedback constructively. You want a job that is challenging and where you be mentored and learn from the best.

Responsibilities

  • Helps develop communications strategies, writes key components
  • Project manages files including:
    • Helping to develop and monitor project budgets
    • Develops work in progress reports
    • Develops and updates critical paths
    • Providing client meeting summaries
  • Supports information sharing amongst the team and Associates by providing updates
  • Participates in brainstorming and planning sessions with team
  • Supports events by:
    • Supervising the work of the Assistant Consultant
    • Developing event plans
    • Developing and updating roll outs and critical paths
    • Assisting in creation of managing invitation lists
    • Onsite guest relations
    • Supervise event set up
  • Copy edits documents
  • Develops presentations in PowerPoint including some writing, editing, SmartArt, icons and layout
  • Provides some art direction advice, manages graphic artists on projects, including review of materials and confirming content updates
  • Leads projects such as media pitching, stakeholder mapping, client writing projects (newsletters, reports, proposals, etc.), media releases, advisories
  • Helps develop media plans
  • Pitches media, builds and maintains relationships with media
  • Participates in new business development:
    • Undertakes research and participates in client meetings
    • Assists with writing proposals and contracts and budget development
    • Writes sections of RFP responses
  • Develops corporate content for Coast Communications social media platforms based on discussions with team

Requirements

  • Minimum 6 years paid experience doing corporate communications/PR work, ideally in a consulting environment
  • Commitment to the corporate communications profession
  • Advanced office computer skills and troubleshooting, including all Microsoft products
  • Interest/experience in social media, web, including managing a website and reviewing metrics such as Google Analytics
  • Flawless writing skills
  • Advanced copy editing and document formatting experience and familiarity with CP Style Guide
  • Well-organized, able to work with deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, outgoing and confident
  • Learning mindset, enjoys working with a high-performance team
  • Undergraduate/or diploma/graduate degree in fields such as: liberal arts, English, political science, public relations, communications, business/commerce, journalism.

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