Communications Specialist

LOCATION

Toronto Head Office - 4950 Yonge St Suite 2400, North York, ON M2N 6K1

DEPARTMENT

Communications

BENEFITS

Pension, comprehensive health & dental benefits, health spending account, annual bonus, employee discounts on gym membership and national retailers
 

REPORTING TO

Communications Manager

STRUCTURE

In-office to start, potential for hybrid work model after completion of probationary period

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you a strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail? Can you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where every day is different? Are you a natural communicator who can develop great content for business units across Canada? 

We are looking to employ a Communication Specialist with exceptional skills in developing engaging content across a variety of channels. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Specialist will assist in coordinating all internal and external communications, including social media. Liaising with subsidiary managers across Canada, the Communications Specialist provides plays a critical role in the overall strategic plan through the continued communication changes, values, and culture initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Support the communications function in developing dynamic communications content for a variety of audiences and channels
•    Take direction and produce quality work in a limited timeframe 
•    Write, package, and help deliver content for internal and external audiences, leveraging traditional, online, and social media channels
•    Provide creative and innovative ideas, while communicating clearly and concisely to all stakeholders in a decentralized environment
•    Work closely with an external team to in the production of videos, concept building, editing, etc.  
•    Deliver high-quality internal and external communications materials, including online articles, announcements, and key messages
•    Ensure all corporate design standards are adhered to and made part of all work that is created internally or by outside vendors
•    Support various subsidiaries with their communication needs

REQUIRED EDUCATION

•    Degree or diploma in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution
 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

•    Project and event management skills: able to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
•    Bilingual English/French a strong asset
•    At least 1 year of experience coordinating internal and external communications in a large, decentralized organization
•    Development and execution of communications plans including audience segmentation and development of key messaging
•    Experience in communication channel development and management
•    Excellent verbal & written communication skills – proven clarity and creativity with experience creating content and driving engagement across various channels

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

•    Strong PowerPoint editing and designing skills
•    Knowledge of SharePoint or related Intranet site management platform and internal content creation
•    Ability to collaborate with virtual teams and work remotely 
•    Proficiency with Adobe Suite a strong asset
•    Basic video editing skills a plus

WHAT WE OFFER

 

Amazing opportunities for mobility and career growth:  At Colas, we encourage everyone to reach for their goals by building their own path: providing training tools, new learning programs, and soft skills development initiatives. With a network of subsidiaries across Canada and the Colas Group in 53 countries world-wide, the opportunities to expand your career are nearly endless. 

 

Great perks: Discounted gym membership? Check. Exclusive deals on restaurants, merchandise, and travel? Check. Get rewarded for your hard work with access to a wide range of employee discounts.

 

Benefits and pension from day one: At Colas, we recognize the amazing talent each person brings. We believe such great talent deserves to be rewarded. We provide a comprehensive benefits and pension package, so you can focus on continuing to do your best. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Colas Canada employees are required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine series. Accommodation will only be provided to those who remain unvaccinated due to a medical/disability-related reason or a substantiated Protected Ground under applicable Human Rights legislation.

Colas Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. Colas Canada Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  Improper interference with the ability of Colas Canada Inc. employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.