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Job description

This role could be located anywhere in Canada, with flexibility to work either in the office or remotely full-time.

Join Financial Horizons Group (FHG): The Financial Services Company of Choice

Financial Horizons Group offers varied career opportunities for dynamic people seeking to demonstrate their drive and contribute to our team. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, and with a presence right across the country, we are confident in our level of service and in our complete offering.

About Financial Horizons Group :

Financial Horizons Group is a leading, national, Canadian-owned and operated Managing General Agency (MGA) that offers a comprehensive selection of life/health insurance, employee benefits, pensions, investments, structured settlements, and risk management products and services to advisors throughout Canada. As an MGA, Financial Horizons Group is appointed by 24 insurance companies to distribute their products and services, through independent financial advisors to Canadian consumers. Financial Horizons Group partners with financial advisors for support in growing advisors' businesses. This commitment translates into providing advisors with the ideal mix of resources, products and services that they, in turn, can offer to their clients.

We offer:

  • Work-life balance in a professional and engaging environment;
  • Personal development opportunities and training;
  • A strong coaching culture whereby communication and growth are prioritized;
  • Generous paid sick/emergency, vacation and bereavement leave policies;
  • Competitive pay with yearly compensation reviews;
  • Above average group benefits and RRSP matching plans;
  • Market leading wellness credit and years of service recognition programs.

Responsibilities

Summary:

Our team continues to grow and we're looking for a savvy communications professional to help bring our strategies and campaigns to life. The Communications Specialist will approach projects with an eye for detail and creative intention to elevate content across a variety of platforms. While the ideal candidate is a strong writer, the role does require communication planning skills for multiple audiences.

Responsibilities:

Strong command of English and French languages; writing, reading, and speaking

  • Deliver high-quality, creative internal and external communications initiatives
  • Copywriting, writing, editing and revision for internal, external and marketing communications (for websites, blogs, corporate communications, PR, industry news, SEO, email marketing campaigns and social media writing)
  • Communication planning and implementation
  • internal and external
  • Communication planning for multiple audiences, and coordinating the delivery members of the communications and marketing team through online marketing automation technology.
  • Tracking performance of communications and content to proactively identify effective or evolved communications solutions.
  • Development of marketing collateral, corporate and internal communications pieces, including briefing and project management of digital and print design material
  • Coordination of ongoing content, independently and with internal teams
  • Support senior leadership and subsidiaries of Financial Horizons Group with key messaging and presentations
  • Identify marketing and communication trends and explore solutions suited to the company and the financial services industry
  • Stay informed on industry news and developments to support marketing and communication efforts of the company
  • Provide National & Regional events support as required, including promotion and building content for professional development; reward and recognition programs
  • Assist with translation, requests/fulfillment; review and revise translated documents (English and French)
  • Any other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Degree or education relevant to Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or similar

Education:

  • Degree or education relevant to Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or similar

Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced writing and editing skills in English (French an asset)
  • Understanding and tailoring messages to specific audience
  • Familiarity with Canadian Press Style practices is preferred
  • Communications planning for small to medium sized initiatives
  • Project management
  • Ability to learn and adapt to evolving demands and problem solve
  • Ability to create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to deliver and strengthen brand awareness along with proprietary content and products
  • Ability to interpret corporate brand guidelines with a connection to brand tone of voice
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to handle competing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of varying scales
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and incorporate strategic objectives and the Mission, Vision & Values of the organization in projects
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience in financial/insurance sectors an asset

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a communications role
  • Experience with write and creating content for a wide range of marketing and communications strategies, including web, video scripts, and social media
  • Experience with marketing automation software (i.e. Marketo) is a strong asset
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with creating digital communications, particularly in terms of web content

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