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Communications Advisor

About IBC

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is looking for a talented, motivated internal communications professional to our Communications team. You will manage our intranet, drive staff engagement, plan staff meetings, and provide strategic communications support to internal clients, including our HR team. Based in Toronto, you’ll join us in office several times a month and will bring fun and creative ideas to communicating with both staff and members.

IBC’s communications department is a purpose-driven team that works together every day to bring value to our organization and members. We develop cutting-edge strategic communications, consumer education and outreach materials and executive speeches. We also place an important emphasis on internal communications, media relations and multi-media engagement. We are innovative and inclusive, and have the collective passion and power to go above and beyond for our organization, our members and Canadians.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as business partner with internal clients – in particular the HR team. Manage issues of interest to employees and members, and provide strategic communications support

  • Develop and execute internal communications strategy

  • Assist with development and execution of member communications strategy

  • Create and manage editorial content calendars for IBC Central (IBC’s intranet)

  • Research, produce and fact check a range of written material including articles for employee intranet, member communications (including Industry News), executive-level speeches/remarks, key messages, web copy, correspondence, marketing materials, op-eds and news releases

  • Working closely with our Events team, lead coordination of semi-annual in-person all staff meetings, as well as quarterly post-board virtual meetings

  • Work with IBC departments and senior staff members to ensure consistent messaging across the organization

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of industry and public policy issues

  • Organize, format, write, edit and proofread documentation for department, company or member use

  • Follow established corporate graphic and communication standards

  • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or public relations, or equivalent experience

  • Three-five years of related experience in corporate communications, government role or work with a trade association, or equivalent experience

  • Sound knowledge of (or willingness to learn) the property and casualty insurance industry, and an understanding of how provincial and federal governments function 

  • Superior writing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to write a variety of communication materials for different speakers and audiences, including insurance industry, consumers and government

  • Ability to comprehend and summarize key takeaways from complex materials including internal and external research papers, policy papers and technical reports

  • Ability to contribute to communications strategies and generate creative, compelling ideas to tell our stories

  • Understanding of content creation for web/social channels (digital and video)

  • Strong ability to work remotely and be an effective team member in a hybrid working environment

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meeting deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment, but also a true team player

  • Excellent relationship-building skills

  • Highly proficient with communication tools including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

Why Join IBC?

  • Competitive salary and benefits.

  • Hybrid work environment.

  • Variety of job tasks to help accelerate your professional skills development.

  • Working with a top-tier team, full of all-stars and industry leaders.

  • A career working with and influencing creative and the visual identity of the brand.

  • The ability to be creative and help keep Canadians safe on the road, at home, at work, and at play.

  • Strong leadership with a focus on your development and growth.

IBC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program.

IBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Alongside a commitment to excellence, IBC is also committed to building a diverse working environment with hiring practices that encourage diversity in all its forms, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity, among others.