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Job Opportunity: Public Relations Consultant

May 31st 2024

Overview

Coast Communications and Public Affairs is a boutique corporate communications and public affairs firm started seven years ago in 2017 that provides full-service public relations to clients. Visit coastcomms.ca for more details on our work, clients and the team. The position work from our new offices in downtown Vancouver with periodic opportunity to work from home.

The Position

This position is a full-time permanent position for an experienced corporate communications professional with experience in a consulting environment.

Our Ideal Candidate

You have excellent writing and research skills and exceptional time management skills and are always on top of your to do list: that list may have 10 items, but you do 11 and report back on status throughout. You have a 100% focus on details. You are detailed oriented and find satisfaction in making things just right. You have hustle, are curious and want to learn. You like working as part of a team, but are confident and accountable when working independently. You take feedback maturely and with a growth mindset.

You come with a good sense of humour and are enthusiastic to join a close-knit team of staff and associates who love to collaborate with each to deliver excellent results for our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Research potential clients
  • Manages own tasks, tracks against project critical paths
  • Updates client critical paths
  • Engages in vendor relations, including with printers, venues, food and beverage providers, etc.
  • Produces and revises documents in PowerPoint including: editing, SmartArt, icons and layout
  • Uses Mail Chimp to assist in the development of Coast Communications and/or client newsletters including: inputs content including blog posting and invitations, uploads, manages and maintains lists and reviews metrics and provides advice on impacts of content distribution
  • Assists in development of social media plans for clients
  • Develops client social media editorial calendars
  • Provides social media reports with analytics
  • Research and develops social media posts
  • Develops simple graphics using Canva or other tools for client social media content
  • Research media outlets, helps build media lists
  • Research and edits stakeholder and invitation lists in Excel
  • Assists in crises by monitoring media, developing written material

Requirements

  • Four to six year’s experience in corporate communications
  • Consulting experience a considerable asset
  • Advanced office computer skills and troubleshooting, including all Microsoft products
  • Experience in social media, web, including managing and/or updating websites and developing digital metrics such as Google Analytics and social channels
  • Advanced copy editing and document formatting experience and familiarity with CP Style Guide
  • Well-organized, able to work with deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
  • Natural interest and engagement in “issues of the day” and media coverage of those issues
  • Commitment to the corporate communications profession and learning best practices, principles and techniques
  • Very strong organizational skills including working on multiple projects at once
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, outgoing and confident but committed to a learning environment where there is frequent coaching and feedback
  • 24/7 availability to assist in a crisis
  • Undergraduate/or diploma/graduate degree in fields such as: liberal arts, English, political science, public relations, communications, business/commerce, journalism, social sciences.

The estimated starting base salary for the role is between $60,000 to $70,000.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Tyler Pronyk at tyler@coastcomms.ca.