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Press & Media Relations Manager

Location: Toronto, ON
Date Posted: 12-27-2018
Are you an experienced Communications professional who is looking for a role where they can be innovative and make a difference?  Do you enjoy being on the front line: being strategic but also getting your hands dirty, leading a function and building relationships?  If so please read on.
Our client is a luxury retailer looking to hire a newly created Press and Media Relations Manager into their growing business.  You will be responsible for heading up all areas of PR and Media Relations and will be a key member of the broader Communications team driving and executing on the Communications strategy.  Based Downtown Toronto, you will report into the Communications Director and develop the media relations strategy, seek high level placements in print, broadcast and online media and identify and execute unique press opportunities. You will need to cultivate, build, and maintain strong media relationships with key editors, stylists, and bloggers in the Canadian media landscape to positively communicate our clients’ stories and products as well as developing local initiatives engaging digital influencers.  You will also need to plan, implement and manage the public relations programs as well as monitor and report on the corporate image, social media content and press coverage.  Another involvement will be evaluating opportunities for partnerships and sponsorships, collaborating on the press collection buy, internal and external corporate messaging as well as maintaining a keen understanding of industry trends and making appropriate recommendations regarding the communications strategy surrounding them.
In order to be considered for this role, you will possess the following:
  • Undergrad degree or diploma in a business-related discipline
  • Experience in a generalist communications role within a customer centric entrepreneurial setting as well as being a self-starter and have a roll up your sleeves attitude is key
  • Progressive experience within Media Relations and PR
  • Understanding of the luxury and or retail sector and ideally experience with international brands.
  • Strong Leader that can lead, coach and mentor, give feedback and create a great working team environment
  • Possess the mindset of being both strategic and hands-on, appreciates internal workings and then evolve with the business
  • Collaboration, trustworthy, flexible and appreciate values.
  • Enjoys working in a busy, fast paced, everchanging, dynamic and proactive environment.

This is an exciting role with lots of variety and a chance to make a difference for the successful incumbent.
Please apply immediately and in confidence to be considered for this role.
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