Director, Regional Communications, Quebec and Ottawa

Date: Feb 8, 2021

Location: Montreal, QC, CA, H5A 1K3

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.


As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently. 

Based in Quebec and reporting to the Senior Director of Regional Communications, you will lead the regional communications team across the country, as well as the external and internal communications strategy and execution in Quebec and Ottawa, 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. Partnering with the President of Rogers Quebec, and the President of Rogers National Capital Region, you will be an active member of the Regional Executive Teams (RET) IN Quebec and Ottawa and will, conjointly with the RETs, drive the execution of the broader regional plans while ensuring alignment across all regions.
 You are a seasoned communications professional, with a deep understanding of the Quebec & Ottawa markets, 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 local media, influencers and community & government stakeholders. You are a leader, and a critical thinker who can adapt quickly to evolving situations. You can confidently lead day-to-day internal and external communications in your region while working closely with the national team to develop and bring to life a strategic plan. Your writing skills are excellent, and you can distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand language.

What you will be doing: 
•    Lead the regional communications team, providing day-to-day support and guidance, as a strategic advisor to the team and to senior leaders across Canada
•    Develop and lead the Quebec and Ottawa communications strategies, in partnership across the regions, and with the national communications team, including the execution of a robust public affairs plan that includes earned, owned and paid media, social media and issues management
•    Drive the company’s external reputation in Quebec and Ottawa with proactive media relations (media events, news releases, speaking remarks, social media), and in partnership with Brand, Marketing and Sponsorship teams
•    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, and in regional crisis scenarios
•    Build and maintain well-established relations within the organization and with regional media, industry peers, and other partners to identify issues and opportunities
•    Ability to navigate and collaborate in a matrix organization
•    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
•    Drive internal regional leader communications programs, and drive regional employee culture by implementing national and regional employee communications strategies, in partnership with local HR teams
•    Liaise with internal stakeholders to leverage internal and external opportunities around regional sponsorships, corporate social responsibility and key company investments

•    Bachelors or graduate degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field
•    10 - 15 years of public affairs experience and must have a proven track record in media relations, employee communications and stakeholder relations
•    Fluent in both French and English
•    People leadership experience, in particular with guiding and coaching remote teams
•    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 and ability to navigate in matrix structure
•    Attention to detail and accuracy
•    Experience in telecommunications would be an asset
•    Valid driver’s license required as travel is required 
•    *Willing to work evenings or weekends as needed


Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 800, Gauchetiere O, Bureau 4000-Rogers(189), Montreal, QC 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Communications & Corporate Communication
Requisition ID: 215908
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

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