Communications Coordinator

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Tolko Industries Ltd.
December 29, 2017
Vernon, BC, Canada
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Communications Coordinator

Vernon, BC

Are you ready to join a fast-paced team that strives to excel in telling stories that bring the Tolko values to life every day? Are you passionate about using your communications education and skills to help create an engaged organization based on the Tolko value of open communication?

Become an integral part of the Tolko team and we will invest in your future aspirations. Under the leadership of the Communications Manager, this position is responsible for the communications planning, coordination and execution of a variety of communications initiatives, along with a focus on storytelling, content management and overall management of our digital communication channels.

Primary duties will include:

  • Developing communication plans and materials to support corporate initiatives.
  • Writing, editing, coordinating, and managing content across Tolko’s digital channels.
  • Creating compelling, informative and audience-centric communications, such as key messages, speaking notes, presentations, brochures, advertising copy, employee publication content and digital content.
  • Ensuring Tolko’s brand, including both our voice and visual identity, is consistently applied across all our communications.

About You

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with great attention to detail. You are also:

  • Savvy in working in a large, complex organization, collaborative in building relationships, and smart in knowing how to prioritize competing interests and requests.
  • A self-starter who takes initiative to creatively identify and execute opportunities, and who can work independently.
  • Able to synthesize and analyze information and apply communications best practices to your solutions.
  • An effective storyteller who can uncover stories throughout the company, across three provinces.
  • Exceptionally well organized and able to deliver on commitments and deadlines.
  • A person with high standards in your work who always puts your best foot forward with everything you produce.
  • A supportive team player and contributor.


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Communications or Public Relations.
  • 2-3 years’ relevant experience in corporate communications and knowledge of communication practices and principles.
  • Proven writing skills.
  • Ability to develop a communications plan.
  • Proficiency in social media, including content design and posting.
  • Experience in print and digital design.
  • Experience in web design and SharePoint.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • A valid BC driver’s license.
  • Ability to live and work in Vernon, BC.


  • Experience with social media analytics, Hootsuite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Video or mobile video development and editing.
  • Membership with International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).

About Tolko

We are a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world. For nearly 60 years, our family-owned company is recognized by our customers and business partners for delivering reliability, flexibility, efficiency and quality. With the third generation of family leadership, we’re continuing that legacy in our mills throughout Western Canada.

At Tolko, our values, vision and mission aren’t just what we believe. They’re how we work, live and serve our customers every day. Fundamental to our success is a committed workforce that thrives on change, building relationships, and a drive toward excellence.

We are committed to the well-being of future generations through responsible operational and environmental performance. This commitment applies to all aspects of our business. We hold third-party certification on the forestlands that we sustainably manage in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. And we strive to play an active and constructive role in the communities where we live and work.

Why Tolko

  • Care for yourself and your family with competitive pay and exceptional benefits
  • Work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • Live where you work
  • Work at a company where safety is a core value
  • Be part of a sustainable and environmentally responsible company

Build your career with us and apply today!

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If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you by January 12, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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