Corporate Communications Manager

June 25 2022
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business, HR, Training, Internal communications, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
Toronto, ON
Description

The Team

The Corporate Communications department promotes the brand and protects the reputation of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. The team supports employee communications and engagement, media relations and social media for the firm, working in alignment with its counterparts abroad its Marketing & Business Development and Digital & Design colleagues here in Canada.

Regardless of specific role, all members of the Communications department need to understand, anticipate and address considerations for a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively with their colleagues across the team.

The Corporate Communications Manager has people management responsibilities and reports to the Corporate Communications Director.

The Role

The Corporate Communications Manager's primary role is to develop and execute Norton Rose Fulbright's national media strategy and play a supporting role in broader firm communications. As a senior member of and leader on the Communications team, they must think critically and strategically; earn trust and exert influence; show excellent judgment; and navigate the organization effectively.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute firm's the media strategy, on a national scale and particularly in the Ontario/Toronto market
  • Build and maintain relationships with national and local media
  • Monitor media landscape and pitch proactively and opportunistically
  • Respond to media inquiries, staff media interviews and act as spokesperson as required
  • Manage and mentor more junior team members, and ensure their development
  • Inspire leadership behaviours in others and demonstrate partnership across the Clients & Markets team
  • Advise and support partners on building their external profile
  • Manage the editorial calendar according to business priorities, working with the Senior Advisor
  • Advise on reputational risk and play a strong supporting role on issues, incident and crisis management, working with the Director
  • Advise on the firm's social media presence and contribute to social media content as required
  • Ensure alignment between media and social media activities
  • Establish communications discipline, good governance and best practices, working with the Director
  • Establish and meet KPIs

Skills and Qualifications

  • University diploma in relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years of media relations experience
  • Experience in the banking / finance sector, or understanding of capital markets
  • Experience working in a corporate or professional services environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong track record in media relations and experience with issues/incident/crisis management
  • Strong relationship builder, with a positive mindset
  • Critical, strategic thinker and able to grasp complex material
  • Self-starter and problem-solver
  • People management experience or aptitude
  • Excellent judgment and grace under pressure
  • Some internal communications experience
  • Bilingualism preferred, or experience in Quebec market

Please note that Norton Rose Fulbright Canada requires all Firm members to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Firm as a condition of employment. Norton Rose Fulbright has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact canvanhrtalent@nortonrosefulbright.com to discuss further.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world's preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; transport; technology; life sciences and healthcare; and consumer markets. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our sector experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at www.nortonrosefulbright.com. We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any further accommodations during our recruitment process, please contact canvanhrtalent@nortonrosefulbright.com.

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