PR Jobs Toronto

Aug. 28, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on August 29, 2010

Publicity Coordinator – TSO

http://www.tso.ca/About-The-TSO/Employment.aspx#1

Title:                      Publicity Coordinator

Department:            Marketing

Reports To:             Senior Manager, Public Relations

Summary: The Publicity Coordinator will assist in the coordination of media requests and will proactively seek out media opportunities for the Toronto Symphony under the direction of the Senior Manager.  This position will provide on-going organization and support to the PR and publications area of the TSO.

Essential Functions:

1.    Proactively seek media opportunities for the TSO and pitch media under the direction of the Senior Manager, Public Relations.

2.    Coordinate guest artist interview request by local media.

3.    Liaison with guest artist management companies as needed to coordinate interviews.

4.    Focus energy and efforts around opportunities that will help support sales efforts.

5.    Support photography, video and audio sessions with the media.

6.    Maintain and expand TSO media contact database.

7.    Develop new relationship with members of the media under the direction of the Senior Manager.

8.    Coordinate media ticket requests and reservations.

9.    Support media events as required.

10. Regularly attend internal sales, music and production meetings to ensure smooth communication.

11. Write and edit internal and external documents as required.

12.  Maintain archival press clippings.

13. Compile summary media reports for select events.

14. Process and track PR invoices for payment.

15. Research, gather, and share background information on various artists with writers and internal constituents.

16. Work with external programme book editor to circulate and collate house programme proofs.

17. Provide administration and media relations support to Senior Manager.

18. Other support duties as assigned.

Key Skill Requirements:

·         Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations or related field.

·         Publicity/media relations experience and understanding of the current media environment.

·         Superior verbal/written communication and presentation skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment.

·         Exemplary organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

·         Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

·         Knowledge of classical music industry preferred.

To submit your candidacy, please email a CV and cover letter, with the subject heading “TSO Publicity Coordinator” to: tsojobposting@tso.ca before September 10, 2010.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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August 20, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on August 21, 2010

Comms Officer – St. Michael’s Foundation

(4-Month Contract, September to December 2010, with possibility of extension)

 St. Michael’s Foundation is committed to helping St. Michael’s Hospital fulfill its mission of care and outreach. The Foundation is responsible for securing resources to advance patient care, education and research at the Hospital.

 St. Michael’s Foundation is looking for an outstanding communicator to help with a variety of exciting projects. We are seeking someone with great writing skills and a passion for turning research and clinical innovations into accessible and compelling copy. Our ideal candidate will understand social media and be versed in writing for all communications mediums. They will enjoy the challenge of managing a variety of projects simultaneously and will be highly self motivated and a great team member.

 The incumbent will help produce the Foundation’s communications materials, fundraising proposals, stewardship reports, speaking notes and information on the Foundation’s website.

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Prepares or oversees production of the Foundation’s proposals for major gifts. The Communications Officer prepares written proposals to request support for donations beginning at $25,000.

• Develops or participates in the development of the Foundation’s fundraising campaign case for support. Prepares fundraising and sponsorship proposals for the Foundation.

• Prepares materials for newsletters and other Foundation publications.

• Prepares stewardship reports as required

• Liaises with specific hospital programs, physicians and researchers

• Prepares speaking notes for events and for provides speaking notes for other related activities.

• Writes material for the Foundation’s section of the St. Michael’s Hospital web site and other social media initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• A university education or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency in communications and marketing.

• Minimum of two to three communications experience. Previous experience working in a fundraising environment strongly preferred. Experience working in health care communications an asset.

• Demonstrated proficiency working with microcomputer applications in a Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, electronic mail/scheduling, internet).

• Excellent organizational, communications (verbal/written), interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-motivated in a high pressure and demanding work environment. Creative problem-solving expected.

• Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment.

• Previous experience working for a not-for-profit organization is an asset.

• Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of St. Michael’s Hospital.

• Occasionally, Foundation staff are required to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
Application Deadline:  Aug 23, 2010

We thank all applicants who respond, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact E-mail: foundation@smh.ca

Media and Comms Officer – Greenpeace

Media and Public Relations Officer
Greenpeace Canada
Salary rate:  $44,569 and an excellent benefits package
Duration: Permanent
Closing date for applications: August 22, 2010
Greenpeace Canada is seeking an experienced media and public relations professional to fill a vacancy in our Toronto office.  If you enjoy the challenge of working in a dynamic and exciting environment, this position is for you. 

You will work closely with the Communications Director and campaign staff at Greenpeace Canada to refine and implement communications strategies and provide ongoing media support.  You need to be able to respond to news and you need to know how to make it. 

The major focus of the position is to increase the effectiveness of Greenpeace campaign communications and Greenpeace organization profile across the country through identifying media and public relations opportunities, responding to events and providing strategic communications advice.  You will be expected to travel occasionally, both within Canada and internationally.

You will assist Greenpeace campaign staff with their communications, through input, advice and critical analysis.  You will provide media with quick, relevant and informed content on a wide variety of issues.  As such, you must possess a sound general knowledge of a wide variety of environmental concerns and a broad grounding in political and current affairs, but most importantly, you must be comfortable and able to work with all ranges of media.
YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Raising the profile of the organization amongst the media and public.
  • Seeking opportunities to highlight Greenpeace national and international campaign work.
  • Creating and disseminating communications materials as needed in response to stories we break or in reaction to news broken by others.
  • Staying up to date with Greenpeace campaigns and activities in order to provide knowledgeable comment when required.
  • Providing media and public communication support and guidance to Greenpeace campaign staff.
  • Assisting in organization of public events to promote and increase Greenpeace campaign messages and profile.

YOU POSSESS:

  • Sound general knowledge of a wide range of environmental issues, including forest conservation, climate change and energy, sustainable agriculture and oceans.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Greenpeace’s campaign goals and a broad understanding of the role of non-governmental organizations in public discourse.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • 3 years minimum experience in the field of communications, either as a journalist or communications specialist.  
  • An ability to develop strategic communications plans.
  • An ability to work, both as a team member and on your own with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to travel and work weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Strong understanding of local, regional and national print, radio, television and internet media.
  • Strong understanding of public engagement communication tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse media and community groups, including ethnic, youth and business media, and multicultural communities.
  • Knowledge of corporate and government structures.
  • Strong computer skills and understanding of photography, video, design and printing.
  • An ability to communicate in another language will be considered a definite asset.
  • 3 years minimum academic background in the field of communications, journalism, environment or related fields.

 

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Shane Moffatt, Communications & HR Assistant
Greenpeace Canada
33 Cecil Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5T1N1
Tel: (416) 597-8408 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (416) 597-8408      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
E-mail: canadian.recruitment@greenpeace.org

Web address: http://www.greenpeace.ca

Greenpeace Canada embraces equity and diversity and is committed to a workplace that is enriched by the people, needs and desires of Canada’s diverse community.

Application Deadline:  Aug 22, 2010

July 23, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on July 24, 2010

Comms Mgr – Maple Leaf Foods

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, and working closely with the Senior VP Communications and fellow Communications Manager, the successful candidate will fully participate in the communications activities of the department, supporting a range of communications and change management activities. This Communications Manager role will have primary responsibility for supporting the Bakery Products Group business units and will also be responsible for supporting media relations, consumer affairs, the corporate website, social media activities and government and industry relations. The successful candidate will have the confidence to work closely with senior leaders and flourish in a culture that values transparency, an action orientation and an ability to deliver winning results. The position is based in Toronto.

Communications: (60% of time)
• Working alongside other members of the department and business leaders to support the development and execution of communications that reflect Company values and drive internal engagement and support for business initiatives.. This will involve drafting messaging and communications including strategic communication plans and materials such as briefing notes, background documents, Q&As, announcements, and corporate positioning documents, etc.
• Engage in regular dialogue with business leaders and other stakeholders to maintain an understanding of the current communications challenges and requirements.
• Support internal initiatives that build employee excitement around our brands and our products, and build our identity as an innovative food company.
• Deliver creative development, writing, proofreading and editing for a wide variety of written and presentation materials, including website content, blog postings and company newsletters
• Support crisis communications, including development of materials related to product recalls, human health and safety issues, animal disease, or corporate reputation issues
• Assist in coordinating and executing events as identified in the investor calendar, including investor tours, quarterly webcasts, annual general meeting, etc.
• Assist in coordinating and executing events such as annual investor day/tours, annual general meeting, annual Food Safety Symposium, and other company events as required.

Public/Media/Community Relations (40% of time)
• Act as primary media liaison, facilitating requests with company spokespeople and managing relationships with media
• Manage media and online (social media and company Food Safety blog) monitoring, analyze for issues/trends, and distribute timely summaries (daily, weekly and monthly reports) to management
• Take a lead role in monitoring external Company websites (Maple Leaf Foods and Canada Bread) to ensure information is accurate and current, updating as required, and coordinate timely posting of media and investor materials
• Develop effective relationships with internal clients and external public relations consultants to ensure delivery of quality, cost effective and timely campaigns to support marketing initiatives
• Gather information from business units to update core documents including fact sheets, executive biographies, government fact sheets and briefing documents, etc.
• Support community relations initiatives that reflect our commitment to sustainable operating practices and our responsibility as a corporate leader in the community

PR Manager – Robert Half

Robert Half International is currently looking for a creative multi-tasker with strong media and project management skills to join its team as a Public Relations Manager.  In this fast-paced environment, you will be responsible for leveraging both traditional media and new media to consistently secure media coverage in markets across Canada.

 
Responsibilities for the Public Relations Manager role include, but are not limited to:

  • Secure regional media coverage in multiple markets as well as national coverage.
  • Act as a liaison between the corporate communications department and field offices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of local media contacts across Canada.
  • Work with local offices to promote local public relations program.
  • Meet regularly with designated spokespersons to develop a proactive plan for local media relations.
  • Coordinate local media interviews; coach spokespersons.
  • Identify traditional and unique outlets for local media coverage, including TV, radio, blogs, newspapers, newsletters, trade publications and more.
  • Prepare local speeches, presentations and research.
  • Identify opportunities for public relations with local professional associations.

 

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English or related field and 5+ years of experience in media relations and/or journalism is required.
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite of products and solid knowledge of New Media is a must.

 

Contact Us:

Kristie Perrotte
Robert Half International
E: kristie.perrotte@rhi.com

June 15, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on June 16, 2010

Not a T.O. job, but here it is anyway:

PR Mgr, Apple Inc. Markham

The Public Relations Manager will be responsible for managing media relations and PR programs in Canada for Apple's award-winning line of products.
• Responsibilities will include managing effective media relations campaigns, creating consumer and trade media opportunities, handling media inquiries, and assisting with the development and execution of tactical PR plans.
• Additional responsibilities include developing relationships and regular points of engagement with WW & Geo PR teams to share plans, ideas, and identify opportunities for leverage
• Past experience includes 5-10 years implementing creative PR programs for a global brand and strong relationships with consumer press and national media.
Product Launch & Momentum
• Develop and implement PR launch strategies and activities in partnership with WW Corporate Communications team
• Develop local momentum/sustaining programs to build awareness of Apple products and the markets they touch as agreed with corporate teams
• Implements corporate launch plans in country to maximize coverage
• Organizes and hosts briefings with key media contacts
• Oversees management of the PR seed unit program

Media Relations
• Develop effective and lasting relationships with key Canadian media/press contacts
• Build and maintain list of key Apple Canada press targets
• Identify new and creative ways to reach influencing media
• Act as the key Apple Canada contact to the media on inquiries, topics, and issues relating to Apple Canada
• Identify and escalate potential public issues that may impact the organization, diffuse rumours, and resolve conflicting messages

Press Event Management
Product Launch & Momentum
• Develop and implement PR launch strategies and activities in partnership with WW Corporate Communications team
• Develop local momentum/sustaining programs to build awareness of Apple products and the markets they touch as agreed with corporate teams
• Implements corporate launch plans in country to maximize coverage
• Organizes and hosts briefings with key media contacts
• Oversees management of the PR seed unit program

Media Relations
• Develop effective and lasting relationships with key Canadian media/press contacts
• Build and maintain list of key Apple Canada press targets
• Identify new and creative ways to reach influencing media
• Act as the key Apple Canada contact to the media on inquiries, topics, and issues relating to Apple Canada
• Identify and escalate potential public issues that may impact the organization, diffuse rumours, and resolve conflicting messages

Press Event Management
• Budget for, plan, and implement agreed press reviews, tours, and events that support corporate launch, strategy, and agreed local initiatives
• Liaise with Corporate, iTunes, Apple Retail and other stakeholder organizations to drive media awareness of key Apple events as agreed

Planning & Reporting
• Participate in launch & momentum planning with relevant regional & WW PR teams
• Participate in the development of quarterly marketing plans in partnership with the marcom team
• Dive deep into our segment markets to identify new and creative ways to reach influencing media and share the Apple story
• Provide a bi-weekly report of activities, coverage, and issues to corporate and regional leadership team
• Distribute key coverage and PR updates to WW and Geo PR teams as appropriate

Budget Management
• Deliver budget recommendations for quarterly PR plans
• Track budget throughout each quarter keeping to agreed spending limits
Product Launch & Momentum
• Develop and implement PR launch strategies and activities in partnership with WW Corporate Communications team
• Develop local momentum/sustaining programs to build awareness of Apple products and the markets they touch as agreed with corporate teams
• Implements corporate launch plans in country to maximize coverage
• Organizes and hosts briefings with key media contacts
• Oversees management of the PR seed unit program

Media Relations
• Develop effective and lasting relationships with key Canadian media/press contacts
• Build and maintain list of key Apple Canada press targets
• Identify new and creative ways to reach influencing media
• Act as the key Apple Canada contact to the media on inquiries, topics, and issues relating to Apple Canada
• Identify and escalate potential public issues that may impact the organization, diffuse rumours, and resolve conflicting messages

Press Event Management
• Budget for, plan, and implement agreed press reviews, tours, and events that support corporate launch, strategy, and agreed local initiatives
• Liaise with Corporate, iTunes, Apple Retail and other stakeholder organizations to drive media awareness of key Apple events as agreed

Planning & Reporting
• Participate in launch & momentum planning with relevant regional & WW PR teams
• Participate in the development of quarterly marketing plans in partnership with the marcom team
• Dive deep into our segment markets to identify new and creative ways to reach influencing media and share the Apple story
• Provide a bi-weekly report of activities, coverage, and issues to corporate and regional leadership team
• Distribute key coverage and PR updates to WW and Geo PR teams as appropriate

Budget Management
• Deliver budget recommendations for quarterly PR plans
• Track budget throughout each quarter keeping to agreed spending limits
Key Relationships:
• Regional Marketing Director
• WW Corporate Comms
• Geo Corporate Comms
• Regional Marcom & Sales Teams
• WW Product Marketing (when/if applicable)

Snr Consultant – High Road Comms

Put your skills to work for a fast-paced PR firm with a stellar reputation – a place where you can be creative and really make a difference.

High Road Communications is an award-winning public relations agency dedicated to shaping integrated communications for technology and lifestyle companies – including some of the biggest brands in the industry. The firm serves clients across North America from offices in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Ottawa, and Montreal.

We have an immediate opportunity for a Senior Consultant (5 to 7 years) in the Toronto office. The ideal candidate will have relevant technology, business-to-business and/or entertainment industry, social and digital media experience in an agency environment.

If you have the above qualifications, as well as a related academic background, please submit your resume to Raman Uppal, Human Resources Specialist at careers@highroad.com

For more information on High Road Communications – consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in Canada – please visit our Web site at www.highroad.com.

Mgr, Corporate Comms – Primus Canada

  • Develop strategy for maximizing public relations efforts to demonstrate thought leadership and raise awareness for Primus, including a strategy for leveraging social media tools to support corporate objectives.
  • Plan and execute campaigns, programs and events to increase engagement and awareness of the Primus brand.
  • Collaborate with senior management to understand and stay current on issues and priorities and proactively support them.
  • Develop and manage the crisis communications plan.
  • Establish relationships and act as the key contact and a spokesperson with external audiences and media.
  • Provide counsel to senior management on messaging.
  • Draft speeches for company executives
  • Manage and direct the day-to-day relationship and activities with PR agency.
  • Monitor and analyze competitive activity

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum college diploma or university degree in journalism, communications or business.
  • Experience in the telecommunications industry and with social media would be an asset.
  • Familiar with both B2C and B2B environments
  • Experience and ability to effectively act as spokesperson to media for issues management
  • Excellent verbal and strategic written communication skills
  • Ability to closely monitor complex business and industry trends
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with people at every level of the organization
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated initiative and attention to detail and proven project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong leadership, relationship-building and collaboration skills.

May 20, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on May 21, 2010

Media Relations Mgr – Accenture

  • Lead the development of strategic media and analyst relations plans based on business needs
  • Plan and direct the media/analyst relations programs to position Accenture in the marketplace
  • Plan, direct, manage and participate in interviews, editorial and visits
  • Foster strategic relationships with key media/analysts
  • Collaborate with firm spokespersons to develop interview strategies and specific message points prior to media briefings
  • Serve as a key contact for selected media/analysts
  • Direct the dissemination of organization wide information for local analysts to industry or geographic surveys
  • Develop and direct local crisis management programs
  • Integrate local media/analyst relations plans and activities with other Local Image programs.
  • Develop and evaluate metrics used to assess effectiveness of media and analyst relations programs or initiatives 
  • May 5, 2010

    Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on May 6, 2010

    Director, Publicity –  Global

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Reporting to the VP, Marketing Strategy – Global, this key role has responsibility for all national publicity campaigns for Global’s entertainment programs and Global News, including the network’s flagship newscast Global National.  

    The following is an outline of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:

    • Lead the Publicity team in the development and execution of publicity campaigns for Global’s entertainment programs (both acquired and original), and the network’s news programming including Global National
    • Lead and oversee execution of all press events for the network, including the annual Upfront presentation
    • Work closely with the Content and Sales team to build profile for the network within trade and industry press
    • Develop and maintain key relationships with national and local media, independent producers, internal stakeholders (including the Canwest Specialty
    • Publicity team and the Corporate Communications team) and program distributors
    • Oversee and manage the Global Publicity team to ensure their professional development and growth

    Requirements: 

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or Broadcasting
    • Minimum eight years experience in a supervisory Publicity, Communications or Marketing role in the entertainment industry or a closely-related industry
    • Established relationships with Canada’s key entertainment and lifestyle press
    • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to able to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing broadcast environment
    • Exceptional written communication skills
    • A love of television!

     Comms Officer – CBC

    What You Do:

    • As a Communications Officer, you will research, write, edit and distribute Communications materials in support of CBC Radio, Television and cbc.ca. 
    • You will work with internal clients and external stakeholders to provide all necessary information in support of audience relations activities. 
    • This will include communications materials such as program listings and information, portal articles, news releases, biographies, promotions, fact sheets etc.
    • The position requires a high degree of interaction with the public by phone, outreach events and preparation of correspondence and other related materials using web-based applications.
    • You will be responsible for coordinating approval and translation of materials when required.

     
    We’re looking for a candidate who has the following:

    • Diploma or certificate in Public Relations or Communications or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
    • Three years direct experience that demonstrates superior writing, research, editing and proofreading skills, working knowledge of a wide range of communications and marketing materials and best practices
    • Public interface working experience, i.e. phone, outreach events, correspondence is essential
    • Interest in community events, activities and organizations
    • Excellent computer skills with above average experience with Word, Excel and Powerpoint. 
    • Strong knowledge of and experience using web-based applications such as HTML and CMS systems, Enterprise Content Management systems, Photoshop, Illustrator
    • Superior organization skills with demonstrated ability to assess and prioritize requirements
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and show initiative
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
    • Adaptable team player
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrated excellent client service skills
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Able to work flexible hours depending on activities and events
    • Execute communications strategies and plans for various television series, events, talent and other areas; help develop communications strategies as necessary
    • Identify and maximize opportunities to build profile and generate media coverage through media relations and communications activities
    • Proactively create, update and monitor content engagement of UNIT:PR Inc. and its clients on various social networks
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with entertainment and trade media, bloggers and other influencers across Canada
    • Draft and disseminate key announcements and press materials
    • Proactively pitch media; service media requests
    • Arrange media interviews; organize media days where appropriate
    • Draft and maintain key messages
    • Prepare spokespeople for media interviews as required
    • Organize and attend some on-set visits by media
    • Help organize photo shoots; edit and label all photography as necessary
    • Prepare media coverage reports
    • Manage and mentor Communications Assistant and supervise assigned duties
    • Attend various networking events as a representative of UNIT:PR Inc
    • Spearhead special projects as assigned
       

    Skill Requirements:

    • Minimum 3 years of related communications or public relations experience
    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty in Communications, Public Relations or similar, relevant field
    • Experience in developing and executing innovative communications plans that produce strong coverage
    • Proven experience in developing social media strategies to drive communications objectives
    • Engaged in social media networking (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
    • A self-starter with excellent organizational skills and the ability to juggle numerous projects and work under tight deadlines
    • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
    • Strong computer skills; Photoshop ability a must
    • Established contacts with entertainment and trade media
    • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills who can take direction
    • Some management experience a bonus
    • Demonstrated ability in producing and managing events
    • Experience in a management/supervisory role
    • A passion for entertainment and television

    April 25, 2010

    Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on April 26, 2010

    Snr Comms Officer – Ontario College of Teachers

    An accomplished communications professional with proven media skills, you will provide diverse writing and editing services as well as College media relations as part of a dynamic corporate communications team.  A creative and disciplined self-starter, you will apply your demonstrated exceptional writing skills to the College’s professional magazine and web site, and co-ordinate varied communication products and programs. Senior Communications Officers draw on their extensive communications experience to handle sensitive and challenging research, writing and media relations assignments. Oral and written French-language proficiency is an asset for this position.

    Primary Duties:

    • Develop and implement various communication and marketing strategies as assigned by the Manager of Communications.
    • Assist in the preparation, writing and editing of copy for various materials, including speaking notes, magazine articles, e-newsletters, brochures, web sites and membership mailings.
    • Compile background/research material for communications.
    • Act as College spokesperson for media inquiries.
    • Develop and maintain relations with the provincial news media.
    • Write, edit and distribute media releases and related materials.
    • Provide advice and support to senior College staff and official College spokespersons with respect to media opportunities.
    • Provide media training for Council members and staff as required.
    • Develop and maintain positive contacts in the media.
    • Initiate or review requests for media interviews, speaking engagements and other news making opportunities.
    • Co-ordinate distribution of member-related communication materials.
    • Attend meetings and act on behalf of the Manager of Communications when required.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    April 13, 2010

    Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on April 14, 2010

    Last chance to apply to this one!

    Head of Communications – Royal Ontario Museum

    Reporting to the Vice-President, Marketing and Major Exhibitions, the Head of Communications is responsible for developing and directing the Museum’s corporate communications programs including both its public affairs and media relations mandates. The Head of Communications is responsible for ensuring that the ROM’s public profile is enhanced through effective and proactive communications about Museum exhibitions and the ROM’s public programs, research and collections. The Head of Communications works cooperatively with those individuals responsible for each of the major program areas as well as various colleagues in other ROM departments including Marketing, Membership, Museum Sales and the ROM Governors. The Head of Communications also works with the Human Resources Department to help implement internal communications.

    The Head of Communications will be responsible for coordinating communication strategies for all major management initiatives, advising the Museum Director, the Deputy Directors, the President of the ROM Governors, Marketing and Major Exhibitions, on media, government and public affairs issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • University degree (post-graduate work preferred) in journalism, public affairs, communications or equivalent;
    • A minimum of five years of experience in a senior communications capacity with direct responsibility for developing and implementing communication strategies with internal and external audiences;
    • Familiarity with the cultural organizations and the issues facing public institutions and a track record of developing and maintaining strong relations with the media, government , donors, community groups and other stakeholders;
    • Proven organizational and managerial skills, including staff leadership, budget oversight and project management;
    • Familiarity with the full range of communication vehicles including but not limited to web based communications, media promotions, print and videotape production, annual reports, marketing, advertising, event coordination and client service;
    • Strong strategic thinker and planner with the proven ability to prepare and implement communication, media relations and public affairs programs for cultural institutions;
    • Effective management and team leadership skills, ability to solicit and respond to varying opinions while building consensus and desired results. Demonstrated ability to work with senior executives and elected officials;
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
    • Exceptional communication skills including superior writing skills and familiarity with the preparation of a wide range of communication materials;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to understand the complexities, information needs and sensitivities of different stakeholder groups associated with the ROM;
    • Ability to communicate in the French language is an asset.

    PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING TO:
    Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6 FAX # 416-586-5827

    PRIOR TO 5:00 p.m. ON: April 14, 2010

    April 12, 2010

    Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on April 13, 2010

    Mgr Comms – Elections Ontario

    The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Communications Division, seeks an experienced communication professional to manage the strategic development of corporate communications, public education and electoral outreach programs for electoral and referenda events. 

    You will:

    • plan, develop, implement and maintain the corporate communication strategy in support of Elections Ontario’s strategic plan;
    • lead the development and manage the implementation of communications initiatives and strategies;
    • develop policies, procedures and protocols for the communications function including issues management, media relations, public education, outreach programs and internal and external communications vehicles;
    • provide support to the management of relationships between Elections Ontario and its stakeholders;
    • develop media briefing materials, provide briefings and respond to media enquiries;
    • manage an information support and communication structure for Returning Officers between and during electoral events;
    • manage communication staff and projects; 
    • oversee the creative development of marketing materials, including print, broadcast and online advertising and print collateral;
    • manage the production and distribution of marketing materials;
    • manage media buys; and
    • manage election event marketing budget.

    Qualifications: 

    • minimum of 5+ years experience in communications management position;
    • post secondary education in Marketing, Communications or related field;
    • sound knowledge of communications planning practices, methodologies and techniques;
    • experience and sound understanding of the editing, printing, production and distribution process;
    • demonstrated experience in creative development, design, and graphics projects;
    • demonstrated experience developing and implementing communication strategies and policies pertaining to issues management, public education, outreach, media relations, project and budget management skills;
    • strong supervisory and leadership experience;
    • superior oral and written communication skills;
    • stakeholder management and partnership development skills;
    • strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills;
    • ability to prepare and maintain the Program’s budget;
    • good managerial judgement in public and human resources management;
    • strong attention to detail with the ability to manage, multi-task and handle high volumes of work; and
    • proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and in Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

    April 7, 2010

    Posted in Uncategorized by prjobstoronto on April 7, 2010

    Head of Communications – Royal Ontario Museum

    Reporting to the Vice-President, Marketing and Major Exhibitions, the Head of Communications is responsible for developing and directing the Museum’s corporate communications programs including both its public affairs and media relations mandates. The Head of Communications is responsible for ensuring that the ROM’s public profile is enhanced through effective and proactive communications about Museum exhibitions and the ROM’s public programs, research and collections. The Head of Communications works cooperatively with those individuals responsible for each of the major program areas as well as various colleagues in other ROM departments including Marketing, Membership, Museum Sales and the ROM Governors. The Head of Communications also works with the Human Resources Department to help implement internal communications.

    The Head of Communications will be responsible for coordinating communication strategies for all major management initiatives, advising the Museum Director, the Deputy Directors, the President of the ROM Governors, Marketing and Major Exhibitions, on media, government and public affairs issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • University degree (post-graduate work preferred) in journalism, public affairs, communications or equivalent;
    • A minimum of five years of experience in a senior communications capacity with direct responsibility for developing and implementing communication strategies with internal and external audiences;
    • Familiarity with the cultural organizations and the issues facing public institutions and a track record of developing and maintaining strong relations with the media, government , donors, community groups and other stakeholders;
    • Proven organizational and managerial skills, including staff leadership, budget oversight and project management;
    • Familiarity with the full range of communication vehicles including but not limited to web based communications, media promotions, print and videotape production, annual reports, marketing, advertising, event coordination and client service;
    • Strong strategic thinker and planner with the proven ability to prepare and implement communication, media relations and public affairs programs for cultural institutions;
    • Effective management and team leadership skills, ability to solicit and respond to varying opinions while building consensus and desired results. Demonstrated ability to work with senior executives and elected officials;
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
    • Exceptional communication skills including superior writing skills and familiarity with the preparation of a wide range of communication materials;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to understand the complexities, information needs and sensitivities of different stakeholder groups associated with the ROM;
    • Ability to communicate in the French language is an asset.

    PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING TO:
    Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6 FAX # 416-586-5827

    PRIOR TO 5:00 p.m. ON: April 14, 2010