Communications Manager (Internal and External Communications)

The Shipping Federation of Canada (, a trade association located in Old Montreal, is seeking an experienced communications professional to complement the work of a small team of policy experts.


  • Develop and implement communications plans/strategies to increase the association’s public visibility and support its mission and objectives;
  • Develop communication products such as the annual report, monthly issue updates, speeches, slide presentations, infographics and news releases working in cooperation with the association’s policy experts;
  • Oversee the planning and execution of the association’s annual conference, lunch and learn sessions and other events;
  • Monitor media and digital platforms for news and content of interest;
  • Enhance the association’s presence on social media;
  • Produce content for website and update existing web pages;
  • Coordinate media relations (interviews, speaking points, etc.);
  • Support day-to-day work with respect to member relations (member database, etc.) and Board of Directors meetings (notice, minutes, etc.);
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience preferred;
  • University degree in communications or relevant field;
  • Superior English communication skills, including ability to produce, revise and edit text;
  • Ability to draft documents in French would be a significant asset;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision in a small office environment;
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and travel on occasion;
  • Resourceful, dependable, creative.

Competitive salary and benefits package.  Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and c.v. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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