PR and Communications Specialist

Location: Calgary, AB

Type: Permanent, Full time

As one of the fastest growing insolvency firms in Canada, Bromwich+Smith’s goal is to normalize the conversation of debt and provide debt relief to Canadians across the country. We are an organization of individuals with diverse skills, interests, cultural backgrounds + opinions that strengthen our collaborative team.

The Company: We are more than just licensed insolvency trustees. We help people through some of the most emotionally challenging points in their lives and assist them in rebuilding their worth.

+  We give our clients the advice, attention, and confidence to overcome financial obstacles.

+  We believe in treating everyone with grace + respect.

Position Summary and Key Accountabilities:

Bromwich+Smith is currently seeking a dynamic PR and Communications Specialist. Working out of our Corporate Head office in Calgary and reporting to the Manager of Marketing, the PR and Communications Specialist will play a key role in supporting the team with creating and maintaining the public image of Bromwich+Smith as well as fostering effective efficient internal communications.

 

Key Accountabilities include:

+ Enhance the company's voice and presence through online and offline channels with earned, owned and paid media.

+ Lead the planning and hands-on delivery of communications and media relations to build brand reputation as a trusted advisor for Canadians suffering from overwhelming debt

+ Develop and nurture key PR media relationships to ensure Bromwich + Smith is regularly utilized as a trusted advisor and expert in our vertical.

+ Build and secure new and existing relationships to build share of voice in the personal finance industry.

+ Lead and guide content planning and share innovative solutions and story ideas.

+ Lead survey initiatives and analyze public opinion in support of PR objectives.

+ Write and review press releases, speeches, blogs and other PR copy

+ First point of contact and lead spokesperson for media queries.

+ Provide advice and resources to organization staff appointed to interact with media.

+ Facilitate the resolution of disputes with the public or external vendors    

+ Support the firm by presenting communications strategies including investor reports, industry and government relations, and crisis communications.

+ Support in the creation of the annual report, quarterly report, quarterly employee meetings.

+ Build tools and materials to support internal and change management communications     

Knowledge & Skills

+  Post-secondary degree/diploma in PR, communications, journalism or relevant field.
+  At least 5 years of experience as a senior communications advisor, media relations specialist or similar position.
+ Experience in in project management and execution of PR campaigns and/or initiatives.
+ Experience in copywriting and editing.
+ Experience in creating and executing measurable communications strategies.
+ Working knowledge of MS Office; knowledge of photo and video-editing software is an asset.
+ Experience working with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook etc.).
+ Aptitude in presentation and public speaking.
+ Proficiency in both verbal and written English.
+ Creative and resourceful mindset.
+ Entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter.

Job Specific Competencies:             

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
+ Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving abilities.
+ Excellent multi-tasking abilities and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
+ Ability and willingness to contribute effectively (collaborate) in a team environment.

Core Competencies:

+ Integrity, Ethics & Honesty
+ Service oriented
+ Relationship builder
+ Adaptable
+ Accountable
+ Positive attitude

Why Should You Apply?

+   You will be part of a growing and dynamic Insolvency firm with offices in Alberta, British Columbia, and  Ontario.
+   We offer on the job training with an opportunity for growth and professional development.
+   We offer a competitive salary with annual performance reviews, incremental increases and the opportunity to earn annual bonus for superior performance.
+   We have great benefits that include wellness days, paid vacation time, and a company matching group saving program.
+   We have a state-of-the-art gym in our building.
+   Bromwich+Smith strives to be a steward in our communities. The firm volunteers time and resources to organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and various other charitable causes, walks, and fund-raising activities that benefit those in need in our community. 
+   We are passionate about helping individuals Rebuild their Worth!

How Should You Apply?

+ Send us your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

+ Tell us how your skills align with the minimum requirements of this position.

*We thank you for your interest in Bromwich+Smith. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.