Telus Senior Communications Manager (Media Relations) in QC, Canada

Position Overview:

Are you ready to hit the ground with a group of driven and enthusiastic individuals? If so, the TELUS Social and Media Relations team in Montreal awaits you.

In this senior role, you will leverage your media managing know-how to bring TELUS’ compelling stories and initiatives to life. At the core of your talents, is your ability to communicate-captivating external audiences is so your forte because you see the big picture and know when, where & how to share it.

If you’re ready to excel and what you do, read on…

Responsibilities:

As the Senior Communications Manager, you will take on many exciting roles:

Expert in your field:

  • Lead the strategy and external communications execution of our business-to-business, consumer, health and community investment portfolios in Quebec and in some cases, nationally

  • Collaborate with the organization’s marketing and internal communications teams to deliver larger, multi-faceted campaigns

Engaging Collaborator:

  • Cultivate strong connections with our communications agency in Quebec

  • Identify, build and nurture relationships with influencers and content creators (bloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers, etc.) in the province

  • Provide communications counsel and support

  • Collaborate with other communications, operational and support teams across TELUS

Big Thinker: Develop communications strategy and tactical plans, and execute these plans end-to-end

Proactive Planner: Actively identify and execute on key external profile-building opportunities for senior leaders

Captivating Storyteller: Act as a provincial media spokesperson

Required Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for executing external communications strategies across owned, earned, paid and social media

  • Proven track record of delivering communications programs that drive results in the B2B, consumer and/or technology space

  • Success working with influencers and content creators

  • Experience as a media spokesperson

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Stellar writing skills across a number of channels, including media, advertising and social media

  • Excellent storytelling skills

  • Ability to represent a team on cross-functional working groups managing critical issues, and to lead such teams where necessary

  • Exceptionally comfortable working in major all social media platforms

  • Superior French and English communication skills

  • Excellent relationship-building skills, especially in cultivating and maintaining a trusted advisor relationship with senior leaders

  • Self-starter, innovator and strategic thinker and decision maker

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, prioritization and multitasking skills

Required Professional Designation/Certification:

  • An undergraduate degree or other post-secondary education or diploma in public relations, journalism, writing or a related field from a recognized academic institution

Required Experience:

  • At least 7 years’ media relations/social media/marketing communications experience in a corporate or agency environment

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

The TELUS team is as diverse as the society we live in and the customers we serve. We're also passionate about creating success for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team. And we do so by living theTELUS valuesand delivering on ourCustomers First commitments.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

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Title: Senior Communications Manager (Media Relations)

Location: CAN-QC-Montreal

Requisition ID: COM00323-16