Senior Communications Officer

Department:

Communications

Location:

777 Bay Street,Toronto, ON

Status:

Full Time

Posting Date:

2021-01-18T05:00:00Z

Expiry Date:

About IBC

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national trade association representing home, car and business insurance companies. We provide a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, engaging in government relations, consumer outreach and media relations. While the business of insurance is the primary focus, IBC works on a wide range of related issues including, but not limited to, adaptation to climate change, road safety, auto theft, insurance fraud, injury prevention, taxation and regulation. 

Critical functions of IBC’s Communications department include strategic communications, consumer education and outreach, speech writing, media relations and social media engagement. IBC connects with consumers and business stakeholders in a myriad of ways, including events, speaking opportunities, sponsorships, in-the-community activations and through traditional and digital media.

​Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as business partner with internal clients, managing key files and providing strategic communications support
  • Researches, produces and develops written material including executive-level speeches, brochures, key messages, research papers, member communications, correspondence, marketing materials, op-eds and news releases
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials including internal and external research papers, policy papers and technical reports
  • Works with IBC departments and senior staff members to ensure consistent messaging across the organization and maintains a thorough understanding of industry issues
  • Organizes, formats, writes, edits and proofreads documentation for department, company or member use
  • Assures adherence to established corporate graphic and communication standards
  • Creates and edits PowerPoint presentations for senior management
  • Creates and manages editorial content calendars

​Experience and Qualifications

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or public relations, or equivalent experience
  • Success in this role depends on a sound knowledge of or willingness to learn the property and casualty insurance industry, and understanding of how provincial and federal government functions
  • Minimum 7 years of related experience such as corporate communications, government role or work with another trade association.
  • Superior writing skills and a demonstrated ability to write communication materials such as speeches, brochures, key messages, research papers, member newsletter articles, correspondence, op-eds and news releasesAbility to contribute to strategic communications strategies and generate creative, compelling ideas to tell our stories
  • Ability to write for different speakers and audiences, including insurance industry, government and consumers
  • Understanding of creating content for web/social channels (digital and video)
  • Strong ability to work remotely and be an effective team member in the online working environment
  • Experience and confidence in providing strategic recommendations that result in effective communication programs
  • Working effectively under pressure of high volume and meeting deadlines. Working independently and exercising good judgment.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Highly proficient with communication tools including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 

Please send resumé to:

 

Insurance Bureau of Canada
Contact: Azan Khan
Email: careers@ibc.ca

 

This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program. IBC is an equal opportunity employer.

IBC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.