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Director, Corporate Communications

|April 22, 2021

NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada's leading public relations firm, is seeking a Director, Corporate Communications. Based in Montreal, the candidate will work with the office’s various consulting teams to help evolve communications strategies for clients in a variety of sectors and industries.

We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit—a consultant at heart, versatile, energetic, with strategic thinking abilities, who will be able to support a variety of clients from a range of industries in their corporate communications, visibility and awareness campaigns, government relations, issues management and positioning.

If this profile describes you and you seek to join a growing team with varied and stimulating challenges and projects, we want to meet you.

Responsibilities

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide consulting services for a variety of clients
  • Think strategically, adapting to the needs of each client’s industry
  • Interact with various levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal)
  • Manage crisis situations or issues, and develop tools to prevent them
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of communication strategies related to various client mandates
  • Work as a team with colleagues with varied expertise to develop a concerted and integrated offer for existing or prospective clients
  • Identify positioning and public speaking opportunities, particularly with business groups and associations
  • Draft various communication tools: press releases, speeches, communication plans, issue management plans, etc.
  • Work with peers in other offices within the firm’s network to identify growth opportunities

The Director will also be asked to identify relevant external training/conferences to expand our service offerings that they or a team member will attend.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in a similar position in an agency or organization, or experience in public relations, journalism, law
  • Knowledge of the Quebec and Canadian government and media landscape
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of the political and public affairs process
  • Fluently bilingual, both written and spoken
  • Excellent oral presentation skills

Assets

  • Agency experience
  • Experience in public affairs and reputation management

Personal qualities

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Customer service orientation and 360-degree vision of projects
  • Ability to express yourself in front of a group and to share your ideas
  • Versatility and autonomy
  • Ability to adapt to various situations and client cultures
  • Sense of initiative and teamwork
  • Good political sense, positive attitude, motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work on several projects at the same time, while managing priorities

Only successful candidates will be contacted for the next steps in the process.

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