Manager, Communications

ITAC - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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TECHNATION (formerly Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)) is seeking a Manager, Communications reporting to the Director, Communications.

About Us

TECHNATION is Canada’s national business association representing a diverse membership that is at the forefront of Canada’s digital economy. Our members include some of the largest global tech companies, but also a high number of innovate small and medium sized companies. Talent is the foundation of both Canada’s rapidly expanding ICT sector and of ICT-based innovations and capabilities in every sector of our economy.

Position Location 5090 Explorer Drive, Suite 510, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L4W 4T9

About the Role

TECHNATION is currently seeking a Manager, Communications to join the team to drive brand awareness and to create, implement and oversee communications initiatives that effectively describe and promote the Association’s activities, programs and events.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing a wide range of deliverables across communications platforms. We’re looking for a strong and effective writer who is able to inspire and educate across many communications mediums.

Candidates will need to be self-motivated individuals, detail oriented, able to work independently with a problem-solving mentality, a desire to think outside of the box.

The Manager must also have excellent oral skills and superior writing, grammar and editing skills. This includes a critical attention to detail. Must have the ability to understand complex material and write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences.

The position reports to the Director, Communications, and will work with TECHNATION’s multi-disciplinary team. TECHNATION’s team is hard-working, passionate and focused on building our brand through consistent, member-driven communications initiatives and activities.

Develop and produce high-quality, informative content along side the senior team for a variety of mediums including: social media, website, newsletters, press releases, and any other distribution channels deemed appropriate.
Ensure all messaging aligns with key business priorities and strategies.
Gather information from across the Association to create presentations, articles, reports, and infographics for variety of audiences
Help identify media and press opportunities
Assist with content creation and launch of new website and annual report
Ensure consistent branding across the Association
Development/ design of communications/ marketing collateral with contract designers (e.g. infographics, web banners, PowerPoint presentations, social media graphics) for use across the Association related to events, web content, presentations, etc. Would be an asset if candidate can create some marketing materials in-house
Help grow and inform stakeholders through social media channels and web content
Create content and messaging in the appropriate voice and tone that aligns to strategic initiatives
Track and maintain projects and metrics

Minimum 5-7 years of related work experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational, planning and project skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with software including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Would be an asset if also have various graphics, desktop and web publishing and web analytics skills
Strong writer
Ability to multitask and monitor several projects and accounts on a daily basis
Ability to work well under pressure and manage time effectively
Ability to take initiative to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas for social media.
Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
Post-Secondary Education – Degree, Certificate, Diploma in Communications and/or Marketing
Adapts to new technology tools quickly
Able to flourish in a fast-paced environment with strong multi-tasking skills
High degree of professionalism with excellent customer service skills
Excellent attention to detail and exceptional organization skills
Ability to meet deadlines with little supervision and in changing environments

Digital Marketing experience (website, social, measurement, email marketing experience an asset)
Highly proficient in photography and video for social media
Experience and knowledge of web development, Word Press, SEO and SEM
Experience using digital media creation programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, etc. a strong asset

Key Relationships:
TECHNATION staff at all levels
Strong partnership with Digital Marketing Communications & Social Media Specialist
External stakeholders as required

Graphic Design

What we Offer

TECHNATION is a dynamic and engaging organization with a dynamic team. We manage and lead national events, speaking forums, and educational programs that impact businesses across the country. If you like being involved in leading-edge programs that are going to impact our nation, then TECHNATION is for you! We offer:

Competitive salary and benefit package; and
Paid vacations and holidays.

We are committed to diversity in its workplaces and encourage applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities among other self-identified diverse groups. We also provide accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us.

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Please note: only applications that include both a cover letter and resume will be reviewed