Corporate Communications Specialist

February 12 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Dentons is designed to be different. Our Firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients.


Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice, having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024); Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024); and Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2023).


This is an exciting opportunity to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise, all while learning from and collaborating with a dynamic and experienced national team.

To be considered for this position, you must submit your CV and a cover letter of intent (or portfolio) in English.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a Corporate Communications Specialist to join our national Profile and Client Development team and grow Dentons' profile in the Canadian legal market. Reporting to the Communications and Profile Manager, the Specialist is a creative and strong writer with a mature understanding of corporate communications and a keen eye for detail. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with members of the Profile and Client Development team, lawyers and other legal professionals to develop and deliver compelling client-facing content that aligns with the Firm's strategy.

The Corporate Communications Specialist is skilled at distilling complex topics into relatable messaging that connects with clients. This individual excels at drafting, reviewing and editing new content, and enhancing existing content.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, refine and enhance external communications by creating and editing impactful content, including thought leadership, social media copy, firm announcements (news releases, promotion of directories and awards, etc.) and client-facing materials, ensuring that all content meets brand and style guidelines
  • Craft compelling marketing copy to promote practice and sector strengths through integrated multi-channel communications plans, including social media and advertising campaigns
  • Actively support and assist media relations activities across Canada, including identifying relevant topics for proactive media outreach to pitch our lawyers' expertise for commentary
  • Draft and review compelling nominations to support the award and directories submission process
  • Collaborate closely with local, national and global colleagues to collaborate on joint firmwide projects and initiatives
  • Play a key role in a diverse array of profile-enhancing projects that contribute to the firm's overall success and reputation

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing or a related field
  • 4+ years of experience in B2B / professional services communications; experience in legal communications is an asset
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent copywriting, editing and proofing skills
  • High attention to detail and organization skills to juggle multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Energetic, self-motivated, entrepreneurial and results-oriented with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Team player who is able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with various stakeholders, including senior management
  • Detailed knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • French is an asset

To be considered for this position, you must submit your CV and a letter of intent (or portfolio) in English

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Dentons we are committed to offering equitable and competitive pay, we achieve this by aligning internal salary ranges for specific roles to similar positions in the external market. In the normal course, our practice is to hire, transfer and promote employees within the entry part of our range, adjusting as needed based on the prior experience, skills and competencies required for the role along with any market differentials. Rest assured the full salary range is competitive and within the range paid for similar positions in the external market.

Recognizing our exceptional talent means providing a comprehensive total rewards package beyond a competitive salary. We have prudently curated our employee benefits portfolio to offer inclusive and comprehensive wellbeing and developmental programs for our people. With extended benefits and mental health plans, paid time off, savings plans, fitness subsidy, parental leave top up and more, our benefits are flexible, aligned to our core values and supports the various needs of our people. Additionally, our personal and professional development programs include people networks, mentorships, and leadership series programming to help people grow their career.

Note: Availability of the benefits and perks may be subject to your location and employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. Dentons reserves the right to alter these programs and offerings in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employer's for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time.

Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.

We are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.

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