The Pembina Institute is seeking a strategic thinker with media savvy and strong writing and editing skills to join our communications team. Based in Toronto, this position requires a team player with strong interpersonal skills, positive energy, a high degree of organization, and the ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment.
The ideal candidate excels at big picture thinking while also being detail oriented. The senior communications lead is a key contact for journalists and members of the public as well as a key instigator of mainstream, social and digital media efforts on priority issues. Reporting to the senior manager, strategic communications, and working closely with the Ontario regional director, the senior communications lead also possesses strong project management skills, familiarity with emerging communications trends particularly in digital outreach/e-communications, and experience in digital publishing.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about Canadian energy and climate issues, have a good understanding of federal and provincial politics, and possess a deep interest in the Pembina Institute’s programs focusing on decarbonizing transportation and clean energy as we develop an equitable, resilient, and decarbonized economy.
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.
In this role, the senior communications lead will apply a wide range of communications skills to help staff communicate effectively and strategically with the Pembina Institute’s core audiences, which include government and business decision-makers, policy influencers, journalists, stakeholders and the general public.
This position also requires collaboration with our strategic partnerships team on fundraising efforts, proposal development and cases for support. Additional areas of responsibility include media outreach and strategy; editing and supporting technical writers; and active support for staff speaking on behalf of Pembina by providing media training and feedback on presentation skills.
Some travel and occasional work during evenings and weekends is required.
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:
The salary rate is competitive and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
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