Senior Advisor, External Communications and Media Relations
City : Montreal, Quebec
Category : External Communications
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : PSP Investments
We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023.
We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.
EXPERIENCE THE EDGE
At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Strategic Communications and Global Government Affairs team leads and manages internal and external communications and the government relations approach for PSP Investments, working closely with key internal and external stakeholders. Our main objectives are to share who we are through our values, vision, activities and successes and also to keep our employees informed, connected, inspired, educated and entertained.
The selected candidate will be a business partner for internal clients in asset classes (e.g., Real Estate, Natural Resources, etc.) and/or business groups. They will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to develop and execute complex communication plans, support the PSP brand through multi-channel content creation and manage high profile/fast moving communications issues. The candidate must be able to operate comfortably in a growing and complex organization, and is entrepreneurial and not afraid to challenge the status quo, introduce new ideas and defend them.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
As a Senior Advisor, External Communications and Media Relations, you’ll:
Develop, draft and lead external communications strategies and plans for multiple projects and initiatives involving a high degree of complexity
Build a deep understanding of our industry and our partners, and identify opportunities to build share of voice on topics important to our stakeholders
Act as business partner for several asset classes and business groups
Build an understanding of the partner’s needs, objectives and long-term business strategies
Assess the partner’s communications requirements to provide expertise, advice and recommendations
Write comprehensive documents such as briefing notes, presentation decks, communication strategies, and Q&As
Create content for digital and traditional media, working closely with a team of graphic designers and writers
Stay abreast of trends, developments and media coverage of partners asset classes and partner companies
Build a proactive media relations strategy and program for partners in collaboration with the Director, External Communications
Build relations with and collaborate with the communication departments of PSP’s partners
Contribute to the planning and execution of internal and external events
Prepare spokespeople for media and other opportunities (e.g., events and panel discussions)
Monitor and manage issues in support of our crisis communications and reputational risk processes
Actively collaborate on all other communications projects when required
Manage communication initiatives together with external advisors and track activities to ensure compliance with budgets
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or equivalent
Seven (7) to ten (10) years of relevant experience in corporate communications, preferably in the financial sector, government and/or with an agency
At least two years of experience working in large corporate or government environments
Working with international stakeholders and partners, an asset
Working with senior level executives an asset
Bilingualism: English and French (frequent interactions in English with PSP employees based in our offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and interactions in French with employees in our local offices in Montreal and Ottawa)
Solid knowledge of traditional and digital media
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Financial business acumen an asset
Media relations experience required
Excellent analytical skills and ability to think critically
Attention to detail
Proactive & agile self-starter
Creative and effective storyteller with the ability to use data to articulate a vision, strategy, or idea
Ability to interact with executives and maintain discretion with confidential information
Ability to build and maintain strong and trusted relationships.
We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:
Investment in career development
Comprehensive group insurance plans
Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
Competitive pension plans
Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers
A flexible hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days based on business groups, teams, and roles
*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.
At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
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