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August 10th 2022

Coast Communications is hiring a Senior Consultant to join our growing team. 

 

Overview

Coast Communications and Public Affairs is a boutique corporate communications and public affairs firm started in 2017 that provides full service public relations to clients. You will be joining a intimate team of professionals that work closely together in a fast paced and dynamic environment. We provide a competitive total compensation package including extended health benefits, bonuses and more. 

 

The position would be work from home at this point with periodic in-person team sessions and client meetings. 

 

Senior Consultant

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 other to deliver excellent results for our clients.

Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Maintains very high level of awareness of broad business and government community
  • Strategizes on potential projects for new businesses targets
  • Meets with new business clients as part of a team
  • Helps develops proposals including service offerings and budgets, with supervision
  • Oversees research

Client Services

  • Builds client relationships, particularly with primary working contacts
  • Drafts first drafts of portions of strategies
  • Quality controls all documents from staff going to clients

Project Management

  • Supervises and mentors staff
  • Monitors own budgets and develops billing summaries for clients 
  • Develops and updates critical paths

Events

  • Assists in the development and updates of event plans
  • Develops and updates roll outs and critical paths
  • Manages creation of invitation lists
  • Supervises onsite guest relations
  • Supports event set up
  • Supports event onsite (i.e. manages onsite speakers, manages vendors)

Editing, Writing, and Materials Production

  • Supervises and/or finalizes copy edits documents
  • Develops presentations in PowerPoint including summarizing strategic approach/outline, writing, editing, SmartArt, icons and layout
  • Writes materials including brochures, web copy, hand-outs, engagement booklets and boards, newsletters, reports, etc.
  • Provides art direction advice, manages graphic artists on projects, including review of materials and confirming content updates
  • Supports development of social media and video products

Issues Management and Crisis Communications

  • Writes up key messages for issues and crisis with direction
  • Assists in development of issues/crisis plans
  • Writes crisis communications plans
  • Supervises media monitoring

Media Relations

  • Advanced knowledge of Canadian media landscape
  • Existing relationships with media
  • Assists in development of media plans
  • Supervises development and maintenance of media lists
  • Pitches media

Social Media

  • Leads development of social media plans for clients
  • Supervises and/or develops social media content for clients including written and graphic (Canva)
  • Develops small paid social programs
  • Supervises social media analytics reports

Requirements

  • 6-9 years of experience in corporate communications
  • Consulting experience a considerable asset
  • Considered a seasoned political, communications and/or business practitioner with initial relationships in BC in communications, business and stakeholder community and commitment to further developing them
  • Keen interest in business practices of a consulting agency and a willingness to learn
  • 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
  • Advanced office computer skills and troubleshooting, including all Microsoft products (note: if this is not the case the candidate may be required to upskill on their own time)
  • Experience in social media, web, including managing and/or updating websites and developing digital metrics such as Google Analytics and social channels
  • Flawless writing skills
  • Advanced copy editing and document formatting experience and ability to edit in CP Style Guide
  • Exceptionally well organized, able to work with deadlines and manage 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.

     

    To submit a resume and cover letter plus references for either of these positions, please email info@coastcomms.ca.
    Please note this posting will remain open until the position has been filled.