Communications Advisor – Media Relations

Back to Blogs Posted: June 11, 2019
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
June 11, 2019
North Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional, Strategic advisor, Business leader


Position Highlights

ICBCs Public Affairs team has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Advisor with a focus on helping to lead the development of ICBCs corporate media relations strategy and acting as a primary spokesperson. The advisor may also help develop communications plans for high-profile corporate initiatives. This is a senior position within the department and will frequently require availability outside of normal working hours.

In this role, you will:

Help lead the development of ICBCs corporate media relations strategy.

Act as a primary spokesperson for the corporation while ensuring good relationships with the media and being a key media contact, 24/7.

Develop and deliver key messages to the media, help brief senior leadership on emerging media issues and ensure timely and accurate responses to the media.

Assist in training senior leadership and subject matter experts to also act as spokespeople for the corporation.

Work with other business areas across ICBC to help them manage media issues and to proactively promote their initiatives.

Develop communications strategies which support ICBCs corporate goals, and plan and coordinate the supporting implementation activities and communication materials.

Provide strategic advice to senior management and business areas to help manage related risks and issues.

Mentor and coach more junior members of the Communications team.

Build and maintain positive working relationships across the organization to enable effective communications planning and delivery.

Liaise with other members of the Communications team to ensure a common understanding of current issues, activities and key messages; in addition, lead/participate in initiatives that support the other areas of the team.

Position Requirements

To make an immediate contribution in this role, the successful candidate will possess the following:

You have a background in leading media relations strategy, experience acting as a spokesperson and corporate  communications planning in a large multi-stakeholder organization or an equivalent combination of experience and education (preferably a undergraduate degree in a related field).

Experience working for a Crown corporation is an asset.

You have experience doing work that requires the understanding of complex concepts and procedures.

Youre a team player with excellent organizational skills, strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Youre willing to work as hard as the job demands and put in the hours required to ensure your projects are a success.

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