External Communications Manager

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Although we are considered part of the Canadian marketing communications agency establishment, we’re anything but stuffy. In fact, we are the exact opposite. Cossette was founded on guts, creativity and innovation by a handful of university grads with a dream. It is that entrepreneurial spirit, that passion that drives us to make things that matter for some of the most recognized brands in the world. We are an eclectic collective with multifaceted expertise, who act locally for global impact. We take risks. We empower. We go beyond. 

We celebrate the differences that make each one of us unique as they allow us to challenge each other, and to represent all communities in our work. At Cossette, we speak 37 different languages and that is without counting JS, PHP, C++. We have a combined total of 360 tattoos. We debate whether BOTs should be included in our diversity programs. Our quirks make us human and we dig that. We are #oneCossette

Job Description

We are looking for someone who has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, who is proactive, self-driven and who likes to do great things. 

You will:

  • Work closely with colleagues from the Toronto and Vancouver offices to plan, coordinate and execute external communications, including media relations, social, executive positioning, and speaking engagements.

  • Create compelling content (speeches, presentations, articles, case studies) that reinforce our business strategy and brand positioning.

  • Proactively identify media opportunities, pitch angles, and cultivate relationships with regional, national and global journalists.

  • Create and conduct media briefings for subject matter experts, manage media inquiries and facilitate interviews.

  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate exposure results in collaboration with the national team.

  • Coach and advise our leaders and subject matter experts on both internal and external communications.

  • Understand our audiences (current and prospective clients, partners, staff, and all humans really) in order to create personalized communication initiatives.

  • Ensure agency values and brand standards are reflected in all communications.

  • Act as a brand and culture ambassador by contributing to a fun and upbeat environment within a creative-driven organization.

Qualifications

  • Untouchable organization skills, proactivity and a positive attitude.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills i.e. you like people and people like working with you.

  • Stellar communication (oral, written, GIF), problem-solving and project management skills.

  • Seven years of public relations or communications experience within regional, national and international markets.

  • A passion for social media and a desire to foster engagement through our digital strategy.

  • The confidence and ability to work alongside everyone in the organization, including our big cheeses.

  • Enthusiasm and curiosity towards the marketing and advertising industry.

  • A post-secondary education in communications, public relations or a related field.

  • A desire to stretch beyond your comfort zone, to learn, grow and become the communications ninja you have always dreamed of.

  • French written and oral skills are an asset - our roots are in Québec after all.

Additional Information

When you join Cossette you are entering the top rank of the Canadian advertising industry. We humbly accepted 254 awards in 2017 including the coveted Agency of the Year title for the second year in a row.

  • We are serious about our work but don’t take ourselves too seriously.

  • Our people are the best. We have each others’ backs.

  • Our clients trust and believe in creativity.

  • You will be challenged to go beyond your comfort zone, to amplify your potential.

  • We have flexible hours and fun happens daily… rooftop cocktails anyone?

  • Dogs of Cossette are a thing. Yes, you can bring Barkley to the office.

  • All of this AND you get a salary, benefits, training, and bottomless cups of cappuccino.

  • Oh, and did we mention that we throw amazing parties?

​SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Please apply for career opportunities via our career page https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/Vision7International in order to stay up to date with our most accurate and available openings. Applications submitted outside our career page will not be reviewed.

We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cossette is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Cossette is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.