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Responsibilities

There is 1 position open for this role but could be located anywhere in Canada, with flexibility to work either in the office or remotely full-time.

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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