Manager, Regional Communications - Atlantic

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Manager, Regional Communications, Atlantic Canada and Southwestern Ontario

 

Based in Atlantic Canada and reporting to the Director of Regional Communications, you will lead key external and internal communications programs in across Atlantic Canada, and Southwestern Ontario, driving a best-in-class public affairs strategy across earned, owned, paid and digital media. You will represent Corporate Communications at regional management tables, bringing forward creative and strategic solutions, supporting both national and local business objectives.
 
You are a seasoned communications professional who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, enjoys working within a rapidly evolving media landscape, and loves finding new ways to reach and engage with media, influencers and community & government stakeholders. You are an organized, methodical, strategic problem-solver and critical thinker who can adapt quickly to evolving situations. You are an independent worker who likes to build relationships with influencers and knows how to defend a reputation and sell a brand. You can confidently lead day-to-day internal and external communications in your region, working closely with the national team. Your writing skills are excellent, and you can distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand language.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the Atlantic Canada and Southwestern Ontario (SWO) internal and external communications strategies, in partnership with other regions, and the national communications team, including the execution of a robust public affairs plan that includes earned, owned and paid media 
  • Drive the company’s external reputation in ATL and SWO with proactive media relations (media events, news releases, speaking remarks, social media)
  • Lead proactive and reactive media relations around local industry issues and announcements
  • Act as a company spokesperson on key issues affecting the company’s business and reputation in the regions
  • Build and maintain well-established relations within the organization and with regional media, industry peers, and other partners to identify issues and opportunities
  • Liaise with key influencers and shape the news agenda ensuring accurate and balanced editorial coverage on key issues
  • Work with the wider communications team to identify and manage issues, develop statements, background briefs and talking points on a broad range of issues affecting the company
  • Act as key strategic resource and communications leader in regional crisis scenarios
  • Support senior leadership in the regions with a robust internal communications program
  • Drive regional employee culture by championing and implementing national and regional employee communications strategies
  • Represent communications on key cross-functional teams and projects requiring issues or reputation management support
  • Provide day-to-day advice and counsel to local leadership teams as a trusted advisor
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to leverage internal and external opportunities around regional sponsorships, corporate social responsibility and key company investments

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or graduate degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field
  • Solid public affairs experience and a proven track record in media relations, employee communications and stakeholder relations
  • Experience in telecommunications and media would be an asset
  • Proven experience as a spokesperson in print and broadcast who can shape the news agenda
  • Excellent writing, communication, research and presentation skills
  • Quick, responsive and comfortable working in complex, deadline-driven environments
  • Critical thinker who thinks big picture while also paying attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Able to counsel/provide advice to senior leadership
  • Ability to multitask managing numerous projects, issues, and stakeholders at once
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Valid driver’s license required as travel is required within region
  • *Willing to work evenings or weekends as needed
     
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 4001 (235), Halifax, NS 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Communications & Corporate Communication
Requisition ID: 247311
 
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  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
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  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

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Posting Notes:  Corporate 

 

 

 

Location: 

Halifax, NS, CA Moncton, NB, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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